Minerals Alert November 2007

  1. National Geochemical Survey of Australia update
  2. Update on geophysical data releases
  3. About Email Alert

1. National Geochemical Survey of Australia update

The National Geochemical Survey of Australia (NGSA) aims to produce the first geochemical atlas of Australia based on the multi-element analysis of transported regolith samples collected at the outlet of around 1,400 large catchments covering about 90% of the continent. The project started in January 2007 and recent progress includes:

  • Finalisation of National Geoscience Agreements (NGAs) with all State and Northern Territory geoscience agencies to formalise collaborative arrangements;
  • Training of sampling teams from most State and Northern Territory geoscience agencies completed, and each provided with:
    • a field methodology presentation and field manual;
    • a week's in-field training and identical sampling tools;
    • consumables; and
    • a common digital data entry template to facilitate future data uploading into databases.
  • 127 catchments have been sampled to date (9% completion) and samples are being sent to Geoscience Australia for sample preparation.

The project website gives further background information on the NGSA project and shows the updated map of sampling progress as at 25 October 2007.

For further information, please email Patrice de Caritat; or phone +61 (0)2 6249 9378.

2. Update on geophysical data releases

The current status of geophysical survey data acquisition is available in comprehensive table form on the Geoscience Australia website.

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

3. 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