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Rock property data (densities and magnetic suceptibilities) of the Mount Isa region

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703011955

Title: Rock property data (densities and magnetic suceptibilities) of the Mount Isa region


Custodian: Geoscience Australia / OEMD

Jurisdiction: Australia



This compilation of rock property data consist of 442 samples from the Mount Isa Region. The data consists of 420 density measurements and 442 magnetic susceptibility measurements. The dataset was compiled from the following sources:

- Approximately 200 samples collected and measured by the Economic Geology Research Unit, school of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University and the Queensland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological survey of Queensland (Blenkinsop, et al. in prep). The samples, which included 11 from cores at Century mine and 10 from cores at Osborne mine, were collected along the deep seismic lines (06GA-1, 06GA-2, 06GA-3 and 06GA-6) in the Mt Isa/Cloncurry area during the period July-August 2007.

- Approximately 200 samples consisting of density and magnetic susceptibility measurements from Hone et al. (1987)

- Approximately 25 samples consisting of density measurements and some magnetic susceptibility measurements from Sampath and Ogilvy (1974).

- Approximately 50 samples consisting of density and magnetic susceptibility measurements from Mutton and Almond (1979).


Blenkinsop, T., Hutton, L., Bressan, G., Brown, A., Shah, A., and Josey, J., in prep. Collection of rock properties along the Mount Isa seismic transects.

Hone, I.G., Carberry, V.P., and Reith, H.G. 1987. Physical property measurements on rock samples from the Mount Isa Inlier, northwest Queensland: Australian Government Publishing Service, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Report 265, 30 p.

Mutton, A.J., and Almond, R.A., 1979. Geophysical mapping of buried Precambrian rocks in the Cloncurry area, northwest Queensland. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Record 1972/110.

Sampath, N., and Ogilvy, R.D., 1974. Cloncurry area geophysical survey, Queensland, 1972. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia, Record 1974/135.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Exploration

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: QUEENSLAND - QLD - State or Territory - Queensland

Geographic extent polygon: 138 -18, 141 -18, 141 -22, 138 -22, 138 -18,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -18 °
South bounding latitude: -22 °
East bounding longitude: 141 °
West bounding longitude: 138 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - ascii ASCII text Geographic GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - ascii ASCII text Geographic GDA94

Access constraints:

Downloadable ascii dataset residing on the Isa Gergetown Project page.

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Data quality


Rock prperty data sourced from various sorces. See abstract for list of references.

Positional accuracy:

Data collected from the early 1970's until present. Locational accuracy will be dependant on when the data was collected.

Attribute accuracy:

The attributes are considered accurate.

Logical Consistency:

The data set is considered consistent


The dataset 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:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

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Authors:Meixner, A.J.