Abstract

Magnetic, gamma-ray and gravity data sets provide vital information for mineral and petroleum explorers as well as researchers studying the geology of the Australian continent. Commonwealth and State and Territory governments have devoted considerable resources to acquiring these data sets and making them available to encourage exploration. Geoscience Australia's geophysical databases contain data acquired by governments, and this report summarises coverages over Australia of these data. On the occasion of the centenary issue of Preview, it is worth reflecting on the advances in the coverage of publicly available magnetic, gamma-ray and gravity data over Australia since the first edition of Preview in February 1986. Since then the areas and resolution of coverages have increased dramatically. Quality of the data through better acquisition and processing techniques has also improved, and new types of data sets added to the explorers' supplies.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2002-01-01T00:00:00

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41095 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/41095/

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Article
geophysics
magnetics
gamma spectroscopy
gravity
AU
Earth Sciences

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English

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Australia
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