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BHEI 2000 Curnamona Province GIS

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: ANZCW0703003026

Title: BHEI 2000 Curnamona Province GIS


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



The Curnamona Province GIS is an integrated package comprising geological, structural, metallogenic, geophysical, geochronological, geochemical and petrophysical data. The GIS encompasses the outcropping and covered portions of Palaeoproterozoic and Mesoproterozoic sequences straddling the NSW - SA border. The GIS features recent data collected by the Broken Hill Exploration Initiative.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geochemistry
  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent polygon: 139 -29.75, 142.5 -29.75, 142.5 -32.5, 139 -32.5, 139 -29.75,

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -29.75 °
South bounding latitude: -32.5 °
East bounding longitude: 142.5 °
West bounding longitude: 139 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 1880-01-01

Ending date: 2000-06-30

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


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

Access constraints:

Licence required.

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Data quality


AGSO has worked towards understanding of the geology and geological history of the Curnamona Province in recent years with its involvement in the Broken Hill Exploration Initiative. AGSO's main contributions have been in the fields of structural geology, economic geology, particularly Cu and Au mineralisation and alteration studies, geochronology, and magnetic geophysics. Much of the primary data for these and other studies is presented for other workers. Each dataset also contains its own lineage information within the included metadata files.

Positional accuracy:

Accuracy of individual datasets varies. See dataset metadata included with the data release for Positional Accuracy information.

Attribute accuracy:

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Logical Consistency:

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This data release contains measurements and results from work conducted by AGSO as part of the BHEI between 1995 and 2000. BHEI partners have contributed to this data release, and have additional maps and datasets available directly from them. Refer to individual metadata files for Data Completeness statements of each dataset.

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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List of GIS layers:


Broken Hill Domain structural data

Broken Hill Domain structural cross-sections

Sculptures area structural map

Northern Broken Hill Domain structural map

Seismic interpretation

Seismic images


Geochemistry and oxygen isotopes

Na20/K20 spatial distribution

Gamma-ray spectrometrics: low K*K/Th

Gamma-ray spectrometrics: high K*K/Th

Albitites and calc-albitites

Albitic and calcsilicate breccias

Iron-oxide-rich rocks


Granitic breccias

Massive albitites

Cu-Au occurrences

Gamma-ray spectrometrics image (K*K/Th)


Curnamona Province geochronlogy

BHEI Ar-Ar step heating plots


1:25 000 scale Broken Hill lithological interpretation

1:100 000 scale Broken Hill Domain lithological interpretation

1:100 000 scale Olary Domain solid geology

1:100 000 scale Olary Domain outcrop geology

1:500 000 scale Curnamona solid geology

1:500 000 scale Curnamona outcrop geology


Bouguer gravity image

Total magnetic intensity image

Gamma-ray spectrometric image


Broken Hill Domain mineral occurrences


Broken Hill Domain thermobarometry


Magnetic properties data

BHEI whole rock geochemistry


Bounding frame

1:100 000 map sheet boundaries

1:250 000 map sheet boundaries


1:250 000 scale topographic image

Digital elevation model

Authors:Peljo, M. Maidment, D.W. Gibson, G.M. Skirrow, R.G. Page, R.W,