Abstract

Two full-colour map sheets (at 1:5 million and 1:10 million scales) that show the continental extent and age relationships of Proterozoic mafic and ultramafic rocks and associated mineral deposits throughout the continent. These rocks have been assigned to 30 Magmatic Events (ME) ranging in age from the Early Palaeoproterozoic ~2455 Ma (ME 1) to the Early Cambrian ~520 Ma (ME 30). The presence and correlation of these Magmatic Events into five Major Crustal Elements and 28 provinces are represented in a Time-Space-Event Chart on Sheet 2. Enlarged inset maps on Sheet 1 provide in more detail the polygon and line data of certain regions, and other inset maps on Sheet 2 show the distribution of Proterozoic and Archaean rocks, mineral deposits and occurrences, and five Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). This national map supersedes two similar 'Proterozoic Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events' maps relating to Western Australia (2006; GeoCat 64813) and the Northern Territory-South Australia (2007; GeoCat 65257). A user guide to the map series is described in Geocat 66624. A georeferenced image of the map Australian Proterozoic Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events (Sheet 1) is also provided. The image shows spatial distribution of Proterozoic (2500 Ma to 545 Ma) mafic-ultramafic magmatic events in Australia. The map illustrates for the first time, the continental extent and age relationships of Proterozoic mafic and ultramafic rocks and their associated mineral deposits. The image has been georeferenced using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 software. Projection: Lambert Conformal Conic Datum: Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 False Easting: 0.00000000 False Northing: 0.00000000 Central Meridian: 134.00000000 Standard Parallel 1: -18.00000000; Standard Parallel 2: -36.00000000 Latitude Of Origin: 0.00000000 The package contains five files contained in a ZIP file [ZIP 25MB]: geo_national_mafic_part1_300dpi1.rrd geo_national_mafic_part1_300dpi1.xml geo_national_mafic_part1_300dpi1.aux geo_national_mafic_part1_300dpi1.jpg geo_national_mafic_part1_300dpi1.jwg <h3>Related products:</h3><a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&amp;catno=66624">Guide to Using the Australian Proterozoic Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events Map</a> <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&amp;catno=70461">Proterozoic Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events Resource Package</a> <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&amp;catno=69347">Archean Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events Resource Package</a> <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&amp;catno=69935">Guide to using the Australian Archean Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events Map</a> <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&amp;catno=69213">Proterozoic Large Igneous Provinces: Map Sheets 1 and 2</a> <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&amp;catno=70008">Guide to using the Map of Australian Proterozoic Large Igneous Provinces</a>
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 155.0 West bound 112.0 South bound -45.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Geological Map - 5M scale

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license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2008

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Geological Map
5M scale
geoscience databases
geochronology
prospectivity
metallogenesis
geology
Geology

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.0
East bound
155.0
West bound
112.0
South bound
-45.0

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Unknown

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onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf
jpg

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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a05f7892-f7ac-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-02-14

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unclassified

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Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
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Australia
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