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Pine Creek Metallogenic GIS package 1:500 000 scale (version 1.2)

Note: This metadata describes the dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.

Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002370

Title: Pine Creek Metallogenic GIS package 1:500 000 scale (version 1.2)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



The Pine Creek GIS package has been prepared jointly by AGSO and the Northern Territory Survey for release in both digital and hard copy (atlas) formats. Based on the 1:500 000 geological map of the Pine Creek Geosyncline (2nd edition) published by BMR in 1984, the GIS has been supplemented where possible by recently acquired data from mapping in the Litchfield, Katherine, and South Alligator areas. The aim of this project was to bring together almost 45 years of regional mapping projects by both organisations by integrating existing hard copy geological maps and other relevant geoscientific data into a digital Metallogenic Geographic Information System (GIS). The aim of the GIS was to try to provide new insights into the regional controls on many of the mineral deposit styles represented in the Inlier. Digital coverages derived from this base map include solid geology, regional and contact metamorphism, and a number of interpreted layers featuring the distribution of the dominant lithologies and minerals such as carbonate, graphite, sulphide, haematite and magnetite. Geophysical layers feature the regional magnetic and gravity coverages in the digital data package, but incorporate data from both regional and detail surveys in the atlas. A set of geochemical layers has been prepared by averaging whole-rock geochemical data with individual units on the geological map. A Landsat Thematic Manner (TM) mosaic image has been compiled. It is a greyscale image providing accurate positional control.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geochemistry
  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent polygon: 130 -11.5, 134 -11.5, 134 -14.5, 130 -14.5, 130 -11.5,

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -11.5 °
South bounding latitude: -14.5 °
East bounding longitude: 134 °
West bounding longitude: 130 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-coverage ArcInfo coverage Geographic AGD66
Available format type:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Geographic AGD66
DIGITAL - dat Data file MapInfo Geographic AGD66
NONDIGITAL - Map Printed map
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-coverage ArcInfo coverage Geographic AGD66

Access constraints:

Licence and fee required.

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Data quality


The project was originally developed in ARC/INFO Version 6. In this data set, all data have single precision geographic coordinates (decimal longitude and latitude). The Arc/Info coverages have the following characterisics; Feature attribute tables are fully expanded instead of using related lookup tables.The lookup tables will also be provided for polygon coverages. Primary data sets have two descriptor (INFO) files containing information about the data (meta-data) in items conforming to the FINDAR questionnaire from NRIC. For more information the structure of these data sets follows closely that described in Appendix A of BMR Record 1992/63, Results from GIS Development Contract, by Robyn Gallagher. Because this GIS was developed for investigating metallogeny on a regional (rather than detailed) scale the base map was digitised at 1:500 000 scale from the original colour separate reproduction material (repromat) used in making the final colour printing plates. Some additional data was imported from the Anson 1:100 000.

Positional accuracy:

500 m to 1000 m

Attribute accuracy:

Attributes are mostly a representation of information on the source maps and/or geoscientific knowledge at that time. They should be viewed in that context - some of the information/interpretation is old and may be incorrect/outdated.

Logical Consistency:

Data has been checked visually on plots and for topological consistency using in-house routines and Arcinfo/Arcview/Ermapper GIS software. As much as possible, every effort has been made to ensure that the accuracy and standards of the source data have been maintained.


The data are complete for nominated scale for intended use of 1:500,000.

Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

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Authors:Wyborn, L.A.I. Thost, D. Ratajkoski, M.