Minerals Alert August 2010

  1. New 3D data released for the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province, South Australia
  2. Workshop on new seismic and MT datasets in South Australia and the Northern Territory
  3. New SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages now available for the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province of South Australia
  4. A new and improved Australian Fundamental Gravity Network
  5. Update on geophysical data releases
  6. About Minerals Alert

1. New 3D data released for the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province, South Australia

As part of the Onshore Energy Security Program (OESP), Geoscience Australia has released a data package containing a 3D map and supporting geophysical studies for the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province, South Australia. The package includes an interpretive 3D map, new seismic reflection and magnetotelluric data, a new depth to basement map, potential field inversions and a variety of other spatial products for this region.

For further information, email paul.henson@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9138.

2. Workshop on new seismic and MT datasets in South Australia and the Northern Territory

There will be a one-day workshop on Thursday 25 November 2010 in Adelaide to present the results of new seismic reflection and magnetotelluric data collected along the GOMA transect (northern Gawler Craton, Officer Basin, Musgrave Province and southern Amadeus Basin) in South Australia and the Northern Territory. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA), AuScope and the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS).

Details about the workshop and registration will be available shortly.

For further information, email russell.korsch@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9495.

3. New SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages now available for the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province of South Australia

As part of the Onshore Energy Security Program (OESP), Geoscience Australia has released a report, New SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages from the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province, South Australia, 2008-2010. The report covers 68 samples for the region acquired over the period 2008-2010. The geochronology program was specifically targeted to provide timing constraints relevant to the interpretation of deep seismic reflection profiles also collected in the region under the OESP, and was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA).

For further information, email geoff.fraser@ga.gov.au; phone +61 2 6249 9063 or narelle.neumann@ga.gov.au; phone +61 2 6249 9429.

4. A new and improved Australian Fundamental Gravity Network

A new and improved Australian Fundamental Gravity Network (AFGN) application is now publicly available.  The new application provides improved access to about 900 documented gravity stations at 250 locations across Australia.  The AFGN defines the datum and scale for all gravity surveys conducted across Australia.

For further information, email ray.tracey@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9279.

5. Update on geophysical data releases

The current status of Geoscience Australia's geophysical survey data acquisition is now available in a comprehensive table.

The East Canning 3 (Stansmore), South Canning 1 (Madley-Herbert) and North Canning 4 (Lagrange-Munro) airborne magnetic and radiometric surveys are expected to commence in August 2010.

For further information, email murray.richardson@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9229.

6. About Minerals 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