Abstract

A snapshot of the latest interpretation of the basement geology based primarily on airborne geophysics and drillhole logging. The Moonta Domain forms the southern part of the Olympic Cu-Au province on the eastern margin of the Gawler Craton, and underlies most of the Yorke Peninsula and Spencer Gulf. The domain basement comprises metasediments and metavolcanics of the Palaeoproterozoic Wallaroo Group (~1760-1740 Ma) which were deformed and metamorphosed to upper greenschist-amphibolite facies during the Kimban Orogeny (~1720 Ma). These rocks were further deformed and intruded by granitoids and minor mafic intrusions of the Hiltaba Suite between about 1600 Ma and 1575 Ma. The Moonta Domain basement is highly prospective for iron oxide-Cu-Au mineralisation associated with the Hiltaba magmatic event. However outcrop of these basement rocks is limited almost entirely to narrow coastal exposures. The majority of the prospective basement is concealed by up to 100 metres of Neoproterozoic to Quaternary sediments, and geological mapping of the basement is largely limited to interpretation of geophysics (airborne magnetics, gravity, AEM) and drilling.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -33.444 East bound 138.187 West bound 136.757 South bound -35.325
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dataset - Geological Map - 250K scale

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2002

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Geological Map
250K scale
mapping
geophysics
geology
Geology

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-33.444
East bound
138.187
West bound
136.757
South bound
-35.325

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Unknown

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onLine

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pdf

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Australia
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Metadata Standard Name

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

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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2002-12-04

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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