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Paterson south (Western Areas infill) TEMPEST AEM Survey, WA, 2008 Final Data (P1168)

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703013180

Title: Paterson south (Western Areas infill) TEMPEST AEM Survey, WA, 2008 Final Data (P1168)


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



During 2007 and 2008 and under the Australian Government's Onshore Energy Security Initiative, Geoscience Australia acquired airborne electromagnetic (AEM) data over the Paterson Province of Western Australia. At the time, interested exploration companies were offered the opportunity to infill the regional survey. The data in this release were acquired from two infill areas, S2 and S3, for Western Areas NL.

The main purpose of the regional survey was to provide additional geophysical/geological context for unconformity and palaeochannel style uranium mineral systems and thereby promote related exploration. The survey data will also provide information on depth to basement, which is of general interest to explorers, and will be used as an input into a ground water evaluation of the region.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Surveys

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: SF51-11 TABLETOP - SF51-11 - 1:250 000 Map Series - Australia

Geographic extent name: SF51-10 RUDALL - SF51-10 - 1:250 000 Map Series - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 122.7 -22.8, 123.4 -22.8, 123.4 -23.1, 122.7 -23.1, 122.7 -22.8,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -22.8 °
South bounding latitude: -23.1 °
East bounding longitude: 123.4 °
West bounding longitude: 122.7 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2007-09-14

Ending date: 2008-09-14

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat
DIGITAL - card_image ASCII file with fixed column widths GDA94
DIGITAL - ers ER Mapper raster dataset ER Mapper GDA94
Available format type:
DIGITAL - card_image ASCII file with fixed column widths GDA94
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat
DIGITAL - ers ER Mapper raster dataset ER Mapper GDA94

Access constraints:

Licence and fee required. Contact the GA Sales Centre (email: or phone: +61 2 6249 9966, web:

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Data quality


The AEM survey data were acquired and processed by the airborne geophysical survey contractors Fugro Airborne Surveys. Details on the acquisition and processing are available in Lawrence and Stenning (2008), which is included in the dataset.


Lawrence, M., Stenning, L., 2008. Paterson South airborne electromagnetic mapping survey acquisition and processing report. Unpublished Fugro Airborne Surveys report to Geoscience Australia.

Positional accuracy:

Positioning was via post-processed differential GPS methods. Horizontal positional accuracy of the data is approximately 1 metre (standard deviation).

Attribute accuracy:

The data have been acquired and processed to a standard of best practice as of the year 2008. More sophisticated processing algorithms may be applied to these data should they become available.

Logical Consistency:

Not applicable.


The dataset includes all final data and products created by the survey contractor Fugro Airborne Surveys.

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:Fugro Airborne Surveys