Minerals Alert June 2007

  1. Onshore Energy Security Programme (OESP) - Isa-Georgetown-Charters Towers Surveys
  2. Release of new index of airborne geophysical surveys
  3. Update on geophysical survey data acquisition
  4. About Email Alert

1. Onshore Energy Security Programme (OESP) - Isa-Georgetown-Charters Towers Surveys

The Onshore Energy and Minerals Division's first OESP seismic reflection project commenced acquisition on 19 May. The project will provide fundamental datasets to evaluate onshore petroleum, minerals energy and geothermal resources in north Queensland across greenfields areas west of the Isa Inlier, into the Georgetown Province, the northern margin of the Drummond Basin and areas in between. It is a collaborative project between Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Queensland.

For more information, email Bruce Goleby, or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9404.

2. Release of new index of airborne geophysical surveys

Index of Airborne Geophysical Surveys (Ninth Edition) compiled by P.J. Percival, Geoscience Australia Record 2007/05, was released by Geoscience Australia on 29 May 2007. The new edition, which is available for free download from Geoscience Australia's website, is the latest compilation of metadata of Australian open file government airborne surveys and supersedes the previous 8th edition (May 2004). The Index includes specifications of approximately 1000 surveys conducted between 1951 and May 2007 which comprise more than 27 million line kilometres of mainly total magnetic intensity, gamma-ray spectrometric and land elevation data. Specifications for each survey are presented in tabular format, with four surveys per page and arranged in numerical order, based on assigned Geoscience Australia Project Numbers.

Clients can quickly identify airborne surveys of interest and obtain the relevant metadata by using two lookup tables:

  • A table listing survey names in alphabetical order, with corresponding Geoscience Australia Project Numbers and
  • A table listing 1:250,000 map sheet names in alphabetical order, along with Geoscience Australia Project Numbers of surveys located on each map sheet.

Also included are two maps - the June 2006 edition of the aeromagnetic and gamma-ray survey index maps - which indicate the standard of data coverage (based on survey line spacing) over Australia in relation to 1:250,000 map sheets. Areas covered by new surveys acquired by the States during 2006/07 are also shown on these maps.

Further information about the new Index is available or a copy of the complete document in PDF format can be obtained from Geoscience Australia's free download page.

For information email Peter Percival; or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9578.

3. Update on geophysical survey data acquisition

The current status of the geophysical survey data acquisition is available in comprehensive table form on the Geoscience Australia website. New information is available for the survey in the Cooper Basin North region. New Surveys pending are South Kimberley, Offshore Canning Basin, Croydon and Tanumbirini regions.

For information email Murray Richardson; or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9229.

4. About Email Alert

For more information contact Mike Huleatt on +61 2 6249 9087 or email mike.huleatt@ga.gov.au.

To view past editions of Geoscience Australia's Minerals Alert, visit the Minerals Alert Newsletter Archive.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013