Abstract

In January 1949 a brief examination was made of the area bounded by the Port Moresby - Rouna Road, the Rigo Road and the coastline between Port Moresby and Bogora Inlet, with the object of determining whether supplies of water and raw materials for the manufacture of cement were available. Possible quarry sites were chosen and specimens of the likely raw clay materials, of the limestone at Boatless Inlet, of reef limestone and limestone from the Main Road (or "Nine Mile") Quarry collected. Fourteen of these specimens are being analysed for silica, alumina, lime, iron, magnesia, carbon dioxide and water and total alkalies. As the suitability of the various raw materials examined depends largely on their chemical composition, this report must be regarded as only a preliminary one until these results are received. In this report the availability of raw materials and the general geology of the area are discussed, and a description given of the deposits of raw materials examined in the course of the visit.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.3 East bound 147.4 West bound 147.0 South bound -9.6
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1949-01-01T00:00:00

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

9556 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9556/

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geology
petrology
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Geology

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English

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North bound
-9.3
East bound
147.4
West bound
147.0
South bound
-9.6

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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