Citation

Blewett, R.S. & Hitchman, A.P., 2006. Final report, 3D geological models of the eastern Yilgarn Craton, Project pmd*CRC Y2, September 2001 - December 2004. 1 ed. Record  2006/005. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The pmd*CRC Y2 project operated for a little over three years, and in this time has more than met its goal and deliverables. This final report brings together a vast wealth of new knowledge, information and data, and is accompanied by a comprehensive DVD with all the source and derivative data, various presentations, papers, animations and posters etc. At the start of the project the Y2 team was inexperienced in building 3D maps, and the early attempts were relatively crude and clumsy. Now, after more than three years of learning and testing, the project team has achieved an excellent result and methodology for building rigorous 3D maps. The main achievement of the Y2 project has been the building of comprehensive 3D maps of Kalgoorlie-Kambalda and the Norseman-Wiluna region. The maps were built on a foundation of 2D solid geology maps from government agencies, universities and industry. These data were integrated with various geophysical data sets (seismic reflection, refraction, broadband recording, receiver function, gravity and magnetic data, plus various derivatives such as 'worms'), geochemical data sets (e.g., from P624), and geochronological data sets (from AMIRA P624 and earlier projects as well as published data). The result of this integration is a more-holistic understanding of the EYC from a five questions approach. This understanding is outlined both in the maps and associated data sets, as well as this final report. The Y2 project has had its principal impact on answering the architecture question (Q2). The project has contributed to the geodynamics (Q1), drivers and pathways (Q3), fluids and their sources/reservoirs (Q4), and metal transport and deposition (Q5) questions. The report is structured around the six key deliverables. Chapter 1 sets the geological scene and defines the tectono-stratigraphic nomenclature used throughout. Chapter 2 describes the work flow process devised to build the 3D maps. Chapter 3 discusses the seismic reflection and wide-angle reflection data and interpretations. Chapter 4 incorporates the mapping of the lithosphere and its velocity structure by using broadband seismic recording (tomography) and receiver function data (velocity profiles). Chapter 5 concerns the mapping of the chalcophile elements. Chapter 6 assesses the utility of 3D as opposed to 2D methodology, and discusses the structural history. Chapter 7 is a brief outline of the prospectivity analysis conducted by the pmd*CRC A1 project using Y2 project data. Chapter 8 is a synthesis chapter arranged by the five questions. Many of the new ideas and understanding built on the data and observations of the earlier chapters are developed. Chapter 9 has the project conclusions. Chapter 10 presents the scope of the next phase of the CRC as recommendations for future work. Extensive appendices (available only in the pdf file [DVD]) follow each chapter, including all pertinent publications and deliverables. Acknowledgements as well as an outline of all data sources and intellectual property, and references complete the report. Many authors contributed; Blewett and Hitchman edited the volume.
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