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Spatial representation of the OZROX Field Geology Database (National Geoscience Dataset)

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: ANZCW0703002786

Title: Spatial representation of the OZROX Field Geology Database (National Geoscience Dataset)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



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.

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Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 113 -10.6, 153.6 -10.6, 153.6 -43, 113 -43, 113 -10.6,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -10.6 °
South bounding latitude: -43 °
East bounding longitude: 153.6 °
West bounding longitude: 113 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 1998-08-31

Ending date: 1998-09-01

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-coverage ArcInfo coverage Geographic GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - shp ArcView shape file ArcView Geographic WGS84
DIGITAL - dat Data file MapInfo Geographic WGS84

Access constraints:

Free to download

Free Data Download

Data quality


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.

Positional accuracy:

Nominal Scale 1:100,000

Attribute accuracy:


Logical Consistency:

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 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

Additional metadata

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Metadata reference XML:

point 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)

Authors:Kilgour, B. Hazell, M.S.