Citation

Lech, M.E., de Caritat, P. & McPherson, A.A., 2007. National Geochemical Survey of Australia: Field Manual. 1 ed. Record  2007/008. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The National Geochemical Survey of Australia project represents an essential component of the Australian Government's Onshore Energy Security Initiative. The national geochemical survey involves the use of field-tested methods for collection and analysis of transported regolith samples representative of catchments covering most of Australia. The project is a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and State and Northern Territory geoscience agencies, which will provide an internally consistent geochemical dataset useful for calibration and ground-truthing of airborne radiometrics surveys. The survey also will help to fill gaps in current airborne radiometrics and geochemical coverages of Australia, provide multi-element characterisation and ranking of radiometric anomalies and aid in first-order investigation of the nature of geothermal hot-spots. As a result it will support and add value to numerous other Onshore Energy Security Initiative projects and have wider applications in mineral exploration and in environmental assessment and management. This report details the methodology underpinning the determination of the theoretical sampling points using terrain and hydrological analysis; and the protocols for sample collection. It will be used for knowledge transfer during training sessions for the State and Northern Territory field parties who also will receive field equipment and consumables which will ensure there is consistent sampling throughout the project. A digital data entry template has been designed to enable efficient and consistent in-field data capture, which also will streamline data entry into Geoscience Australia's corporate databases.
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dataset - GA Publication - Record

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2007

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
regolith
Airborne Electromagnetics
geochemistry
AEM
Earth Sciences

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English

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Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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East bound
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West bound
112.0
South bound
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Digital Transfer Options

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DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf

Distributor

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distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2007-05-23

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

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Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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+61 2 6249 9960; or
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