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Cooper Basin region 3D map (Version 1) consisting of surfaces of buried granites and basin features.

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703012575

Title: Cooper Basin region 3D map (Version 1) consisting of surfaces of buried granites and basin features.


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia / OEMD

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

A 3D map of the Cooper Basin region has been produced over an area of 300 x 450 km to a depth of 20 km. The 3D map was constructed from 3D inversions of gravity data using geological data to constrain the inversions. It delineates regions of low density within the basement of the Cooper/Eromanga Basins that are inferred to be granitic bodies. This interpretation is supported by a spatial correlation between the modelled bodies and known granite occurrences. The 3D map, which also delineates the 3D geometries of the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, therefore incorporates both potential heat sources and thermally insulating cover, key elements in locating a geothermal play. This study was conducted as part of Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy Security Program, Geothermal Energy Project.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geology Models
  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Models

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent polygon: 139.5 -25, 142.5 -25, 142.5 -29, 139.5 -29, 139.5 -25,

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -25 °
South bounding latitude: -29 °
East bounding longitude: 142.5 °
West bounding longitude: 139.5 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - asc ASCII text Map Grid of Australia (MGA) GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - asc ASCII text Map Grid of Australia (MGA) GDA94

Access constraints:

Not known

Free Data Download

Data quality

Lineage:

Z horizon: The unconformity at the base of the Cooper Basin is mapped as the Z horizon and was generated by the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA) from existing open file seismic sections, industry interpretations and 1300 wells (http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/petroleum/home/access_to_data/seismic_data/seismic_mapping/cooper_basin). The surface was generated in GoCad from an ERMapper format grid.

C horizon: The Cadna-owie Formation is a sandstone aquifer near the base of the Cretaceous. The top of the formation corresponds to a prominent seismic horizon and was generated by PIRSA from existing open file seismic sections, industry interpretations and 1300 wells (http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/petroleum/home/access_to_data/seismic_data/seismic_mapping/cooper_basin). The surface was generated in GoCad from an RMapper format grid.

Topography: The topographic surface was generated in GoCad from an ERMapper format grid of the 9 second Degital Elevation Model of Australia (2008), downloaded from GA's GADDS data delivery system (http://www.ga.gov.au/minerals/exploration/index.jsp#geophys).

Granites: The base of granites surface was generated from inversions of gravity data. The gravity data was sourced from GA's GADDS data delivery system (http://www.ga.gov.au/minerals/exploration/index.jsp#geophys).

Positional accuracy:

Not known

Attribute accuracy:

Not known

Logical Consistency:

Not known

Completeness:

Not known


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

Metadata reference XHTML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703012575.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703012575.xml

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Authors:Meixner, A.J.
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