Tanami 3D map released

21 March 2007

Mining and exploration companies interested in searching for mineral deposits in the Tanami Desert now have an improved 3D map to help them evaluate the region's likelihood for untapped gold and other mineralisation.

Tanami 3D map

The map has been developed by Geoscience Australia from information gathered in a deep seismic survey carried out in conjunction with the Western Australian and Northern Territory Geological Surveys under the Tanami Seismic Collaborative Research Project.

The work included four regional seismic surveys extending 724 kilometres which provided information on the region's fault system and identified correlations between known ore deposits and specific regions of increased structural complexity.

As a result of th work, Geoscience Australia has developed a significantly improved 3D map which will provide vital information on the deep structural architecture of the area to help with the evaluation of possible mineral deposits.

More information can be found in the media release on the project.

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