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Geological Atlas of the Officer Basin, South Australia

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: ANZCW0703002373

Title: Geological Atlas of the Officer Basin, South Australia


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: South Australia



The Atlas of the Officer Basin, South Australia was produce as a co-oprative project between the Australian Geological Survey Organisation and the South Australian Department of Mines, as part of the National Geoscience Mapping Accord.

The Officer Basin is the third largest sedimentary basin in Australia but perhaps the most least understood. This is due largely to its remoteness and inaccessibility.

Hence, there has been little exploration for minerals or hydrocarbons. This Atlas brings together new ideas on the understanding of both the geological structure and occurance of ground water in this basin.

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Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: SOUTH AUSTRALIA - SA - State or Territory - South Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 129 -26, 141 -26, 141 -38.5, 129 -38.5, 129 -26,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -26 °
South bounding latitude: -38.5 °
East bounding longitude: 141 °
West bounding longitude: 129 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 1993-01-01

Ending date: 1995-01-01

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat
DIGITAL - ps PostScript (PS)
NONDIGITAL - Map Printed map
Available format type:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat
DIGITAL - ps PostScript (PS)

Access constraints:

This material is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

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Data quality


The Atlas is a compilation of data both new (seismic 1994) and older (Well logs, previous maps). All interpreted data were compiled using a number of software packages and incorporated in Arc/Info. Final plates (Postscript) were produced using Arc/Info rev 6.1. PDF files were distilled using Adobe Acrobat 3.

Positional accuracy:

The Atlas is a composite product and the positional accuracy depends on the source of the data.

Attribute accuracy:

Positional accuracy for different themes (ATTRIBUTES) are given as 'guestimates'

Base map to 250m

Well locations to 1000m

Geology to 3000m

Isocrons to 6000m

Logical Consistency:

The isocron themes derived from 8100 km of seismic lines, of varying quality; 30 exploritory well deeper than 500m.

Much of the geology is out crop field mapping by the same geologist.


Complete for the study area.

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:Gravestock, D. Leven, J.H. Lindsay, J.F.