Abstract

Igneous rocks have long been recognised as an important source of metals in uranium mineral systems. Although magmas may form mineral deposits in their own right, they may also contribute directly to basin-related mineral systems as a source of metals and/or ligands. Thus, mapping of the distribution of uranium in igneous rocks has the potential to highlight potentially prospective regions for uranium mineralisation at a macro-scale. Map 2 in the series of three maps of the uranium content of Australian igneous rocks shows polygons of igneous rock distribution, derived from the Geoscience Australia 1:1,000,000 national surface geology dataset. Polygons are coloured by their average uranium content. The average uranium content of each polygon was calculated by plotting the igneous polygons together with geochemical sample points (distribution shown in Map 1 of the series) using ArcGIS software. Each polygon was then attributed with the average uranium value (in ppm) of all intersecting geochemical sample points. This approach allows igneous uranium content to be assessed on the pluton- to province-scale, depending on polygon resolution. Together with the two other maps in the series, this map demonstrates the close spatial relationship between uranium-rich igneous rocks and areas of known uranium mineralisation. In addition, new regions previously unknown for uranium mineralisation can be identified.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -8.0 East bound 150.0 West bound 108.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Thematic Map

Constraints

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

Thematic Map
commodities
mineral deposits
geology
mapping
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-8.0
East bound
150.0
West bound
108.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine+hardcopy

DISTRIBUTION Format

jpg
pdf

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-dbca-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

2009-01-08

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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