Spatial representation of the OZROX Field Geology Database (National Geoscience Dataset)
Note : This dataset description is metadata (data about data) which describes the actual dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.
Dataset citationANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002786
Title: Spatial representation of the OZROX Field Geology Database (National Geoscience Dataset)
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: This dataset spatially represents the OZROX Field Geology Database.The OZROX database contains location and field description information. Field descriptions include, information on lithology, stratigraphic unit, alteration, magnetic susceptibility, hand-held radiometric spectrometer response and structural measurements.OZROX has over 100 000 field sites derived mainly from AGSO - Geoscience Australia's mapping, with additional contributions from Universities and State Surveys. Many of Geoscience Australia's laboratory databases link to OZROX in the corporate Oracle relational database system. This dataset currently represents only a small portion of all the possible attributes described OZROX. ANZLIC search words and qualifiers:
Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia
Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register
Geographic bounding box:
Data currencyBeginning date: 1998-08-31
Ending date: 1998-09-01
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: continual
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
The data within this dataset are derived from Geoscience Australia corporate ORACLE OZROX database. Only selected items are represented in the dataset.Database site descriptions are mostly derived from Geoscience Australia's geological mapping, however there are also descriptions from other organisations, particularly universities and state surveys. Early field site descriptions entered into the database were derived from geologists freehand field notebooks and occasionally from publications. Since 1991 structured field notebooks have replaced the freehand notebooks. Most sites have been entered by non-geological staff and subsequently checked by the field geologist. From 1997 sites will increasingly be recorded digitally at the outcrop.
Nominal Scale 1:100,000
A geoscientist visually inspected the finished dataset to make sure the attributes were accurate and the data were consistent spatially with the quality-controlled database it was derived from. Tests are also carried out on these data for data completeness, correct spatial representation, attribute accuracy, logical consistency and correctness, and where appropriate for compliance with Geoscience Australia's GIS data dictionary.
The dataset coverage is complete for the whole of continental Australia.
Contact informationContact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Position: Manager Client Services
Address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Address: GPO Box 378
Phone: 02 6249 9966
Fax: 02 6249 9960
Metadata informationMetadata date: 1998-09-01 00:00:00.0
Additional metadatapoint items :- FEATURE feature type OZROX for valid database sites UFI unique feature identifier ORIGINATOR originator of the site information SITEID site location identifier STATE State or Territory of Australia in which the site occurs RC X present denotes whole rock geochemistry data associated (OZCHEM database) OZ X present denotes geochronology data associated (OZCHRON database) OM X present denotes mineral deposits data associated (OZMIN database) PE X present denotes petrography data associated (PETROGRAPHY table) ST X present denotes structural measurement data associated (STRUCTURES table) SC X present denotes stream sediment geochemistry data associated (STREAMCHEM database) RS X present denotes rock sample in storage (ROCSTOR database) SAMPLEID sample identifier STRATNO stratigraphic unit ID UNITNAME stratigraphic unit associated with site SUPERGROUP stratigraphic units super group GROUP stratigraphic units group if applicable SUBGROUP stratigraphic units subgroup if applicable FORMATION stratigraphic units formation if applicable MEMBER stratigraphic units member if applicable INFORMAL informal name of stratigraphic unit where the site occurs if not formally defined ROCKTYPE broad classification of the lithology at the site AGE geological age assigned to stratigraphic unit MAP_SYMB recognised map symbols for stratigraphic unit associated with sample SECTHOLENO identifier present if the sample is from a drill hole or measured section (SECTHOLES database)
Kilgour, B. , Hazell, M.S.
This report was generated on 24 May 2013.
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