Abstract

This 'basement' geology interpretation drew extensively on published 1:100 000, 1:250 000 and smaller scale regional geological maps and analysis of grids of regional aeromagnetic data with line spacings between 100m and 1.5km from Geoscience Australia's aeromagnetic database. Bouguer Gravity and bore hole data were also used to complement the interpretation. Flat lying Cenozoic and Mesozoic cover materials have been removed across the map area; and Paleozoic sediments have also been removed in the Mount Isa area in the west (north of the Diamantina Fault or northwest of the Thomson Fold Belt). The digital data that accompanied this map contains lithostratigraphic units compiled at 1:1 000 000 scale. The approximate 900 mapped units are described in the Australian Stratigraphic Units Database housed in Geosciences Australia in Canberra. The hard copy map presented here is simplified from the digital data to show the distribution of major lithology groups of different ages. The user is encouraged to use the digital data for more information. Geological interpretation and compilation by S.F. Liu (Geoscience Australia), 2007-2008, with contributions from I.W. Withnall, L.J.Hutton (Geological Survey of Queensland), D. Champion, G.Gibson, and D.Huston (Geoscience Australia). Related products <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=68592">Basement Geology of Northern Queensland map</a>
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -17.0 East bound 147.0 West bound 138.0 South bound -25.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - Regional

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license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2009

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
Regional
dataset
geology
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-17.0
East bound
147.0
West bound
138.0
South bound
-25.0

Lineage

This `basement' interpretation drew extensively on published 1:100 000, 1:250 000 and smaller scale regional geological maps and analysis of grids of regional aeromagnetic data with line spacings between 100m and 1.5km from Geoscience Australia's aeromagnetic database. Bouguer Gravity and bore hole data were also used to complement the interpretation.

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onLine+cdRom

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shp

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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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a05f7892-d38a-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

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

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-02-14

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Downloads
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phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
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