Citation

Smith, K.G., 1972. Stratigraphy of the Georgina Basin. Bulletin  111. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The Georgina Basin is a large Palaeozoic sedimentary basin extending from northwestern Queensland into the Northern Territory. Field parties from the Bureau of Mineral Resources mapped some of the Queensland part of the basin in the early 1950s, and the remainder in the period 1957-65; officers of the Geological Survey of Queensland participated in most of the Queensland surveys. Since 1957, petroleum exploration companies have made geological, gravity, aeromagnetic, and seismic surveys in selected areas, and the Bureau of Mineral Resources has carried out aeromagnetic and reconnaissance gravity surveys over most of the basin, and seismic surveys in Queensland and in small areas in the Northern Territory. Sixteen petroleum exploration wells have been drilled, but no commercial deposits of oil or gas were found; three deep stratigraphic holes were drilled by the Bureau, which also drilled an aggregate of about 3000 m in shallow scout holes. The Georgina Basin covers an area of about 325,000 sq km and extends in a belt trending northwest from latitude 25°S in northwestern Queensland to about latitude 18°S in the Northern Territory. The basin is about 1000 km long and about 500 km wide. The southwestern, western, northern, and eastern margins are defined by Precambrian outcrops, but the northwestern and southwestern margins are concealed by Mesozoic sediments. The position of the northwestern margin has not been resolved, but the southeastern margin has been defined approximately by gravity, seismic, and aeromagnetic surveys and by limited stratigraphic drilling.
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