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The Cooper Basin 3D map Version 2: Surfaces

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Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703016445

Title: The Cooper Basin 3D map Version 2: Surfaces


Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia



This data release includes a three-dimensional (3D) geological map of the Cooper Basin region which has been produced from 3D inversions of Bouguer gravity data using geological data to constrain the inversions. It also includes predictions of temperature and temperature uncertainty which have been produced from the 3D map.

The 3D geological map delineates regions of low density within the basement of the Cooper and Eromanga basins. These are inferred as granitic bodies, which may act as heat sources. It also delineates the stratigraphy of the sedimentary basins which provide thermal insulation. This release is the second version of the 3D map of the Cooper Basin region. It builds on Version 1 of the Cooper Basin Region Geological map, released in 2009.

The 3D map is supplied here in Gocad? format as surfaces. The surfaces define the extent of each map unit as described in the report.

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Geology Models

Spatial domain:

locality map

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

Geographic extent polygon: 139.248 -24.272, 144.079 -24.272, 144.079 -29.278, 139.248 -29.278, 139.248 -24.272,

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

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -24.272 °
South bounding latitude: -29.278 °
East bounding longitude: 144.079 °
West bounding longitude: 139.248 °

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Beginning date: Not Known

Ending date: Not Known

Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


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

Access constraints:

This data is released under the Creative Common Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

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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. Kirkby, A.L. Lescinsky, D.T. Horspool, N.