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Rock property data (densities and magnetic susceptibilities) for hand sample and drill core specimens in the Tanami region.

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703008381

Title: Rock property data (densities and magnetic susceptibilities) for hand sample and drill core specimens in the Tanami region.


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements were taken from 254 rock samples in the Tanami region to provide rock property constraints during modelling. Multiple measurements were taken for each rock type, in each geological package, in order to provide a statistically representative sample for each package. The samples covered a large geographically portion of the model area, to account for any regional variations in rock properties. Samples selected for measurement were confined to rocks of the Tanami basement and the Birrindudu Group platform cover. Three rock sample datasets were accessed and consist of: Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR) drill core collected during reconnaissance mapping of the Tanami Region in the early seventies (Blake, 1974) in order to penetrate cover and sample basement rock; NTGS hands samples collected as part their Tanami region project; and NTGS drill core collected as part their Tanami region project.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Exploration

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 128 -18, 132 -18, 132 -22, 128 -22, 128 -18,

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Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -18 °
South bounding latitude: -22 °
East bounding longitude: 132 °
West bounding longitude: 128 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2004-06-01

Ending date: 2005-06-01


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - xls Microsoft Excel spreadsheet Excel Geographic GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - comma_delimited Ascii file Geographic GDA94

Access constraints:

The data are available for download on the Geoscience Australia web page.

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Data quality

Lineage:

Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements were taken from 254 rock samples in the Tanami region to provide rock property constraints during modelling. Multiple measurements were taken for each rock type, in each geological package, in order to provide a statistically representative sample for each package. The samples covered a large geographically portion of the model area, to account for any regional variations in rock properties. Samples selected for measurement were confined to rocks of the Tanami basement and the Birrindudu Group platform cover. Three rock sample datasets were accessed and consist of: Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR) drill core collected during reconnaissance mapping of the Tanami Region in the early seventies (Blake, 1974) in order to penetrate cover and sample basement rock; NTGS hands samples collected as part their Tanami region project; and NTGS drill core collected as part their Tanami region project.

Positional accuracy:

Samples with 'BMR' entered in the well_name attribute were collected in the 1970's before the advent of GPS. The locations of these samples may have an inacuracy of up to 500 m. The remaining samples were located using GPS and are accurate to within 50 m or less.

Attribute accuracy:

The magnetic susceptibility measurements were taken using a Fugro GMS-2 susceptibility meter. Multiple measurements were taken for a single sample with various faces and orientations presented to the meter. The highest reading for each sample was recorded.

The density and porosity measurements follow the method of Emerson (1990). The samples were weighed using an electronic balance. The samples were then emersed in water for a minimumum of two days, extracted from the water bath and weighed again. The saturated samples were then placed in a basket which was emersed in water, with the net mass sample in water recorded. Using Archimedes Principle and the above measurements, the dry bulk density, wet bulk density, grain density and the apparent porosity were calculated. The samples were assumed to be dry proir to measurement and were not subjected to additional drying in an oven. The BMR drill core samples have been under cover in the BMR/AGSO/GA rock store for over 30 years while the NTGS hand samples and drill core, have been stored in the NTGS rock store for a number of years in the hot and dry Alice Springs environment.

Emerson, D. W. 1990. Notes on mass properties of rocks - density, porosity, permeability. Exploration Geophysics, 21, 209-216.

Logical Consistency:

The data is considered logically consistent.

Completeness:

The data is considered complete.


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: sales@ga.gov.au

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08


Additional metadata

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Authors:Meixner, A.J.
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