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Logistics report for borehole conductivity logging in the Frome AEM survey area, South Australia, 2010.

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703014655

Title: Logistics report for borehole conductivity logging in the Frome AEM survey area, South Australia, 2010.


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



Borehole induction conductivity data, commonly referred to as conductivity logs, were acquired from 20 boreholes in the Frome region of South Australia, during July-August 2010, in support of the Frome airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey managed by Geoscience Australia (GA). The conductivity logs were used to assist in generating reference models for geophysical inversions of the AEM data, and to provide an independent dataset for assessing the inversion results.

The Frome AEM survey was acquired using the Fugro Airborne Surveys (FAS) TEMPEST fixed wing time-domain electromagnetic (TEM) AEM system. The acquisition and processing of data were carried out by FAS under contract to GA. The geophysical investigations were designed to deliver reliable, pre-competitive AEM data and scientific analysis of the energy resource potential of the Frome region of South Australia, including the flanks of the Northern Flinders Ranges, the Frome Embayment, the Olary Ranges and the northwestern Murray Basin. The Frome AEM survey covers a total area of 95,000 km2 and was flown between 22 May and 2 November 2010.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics Surveys

Spatial domain:

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Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent name: SOUTH AUSTRALIA - SA - State or Territory - South Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 138 -29, 141 -29, 141 -34, 138 -34, 138 -29,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -29 °
South bounding latitude: -34 °
East bounding longitude: 141 °
West bounding longitude: 138 °

Data currency

Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: In Progress

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat
Available format type:
DIGITAL - pdf Adobe PDF Acrobat

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Data quality


AEM survey data were acquired by the airborne geophysical survey contractors Fugro Airborne Surveys. The inversion data were processed and produced by the authors, conductivity logging was used for geophysical modelling and details are provided inthe attached report.

Positional accuracy:

Positioning was via hand held GPS.

Attribute accuracy:

The data have been acquired and processed to a standard of best practice as of the year 2011. More sophisticated processing algorithms may be applied to these data should they become available.

Logical Consistency:

Not applicable.


The dataset includes conductivity logging products produced by Geoscience Australia for the Frome AEM survey.

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:Hutchinson, D.K. Roach, I.C. Costelloe, M.T.