Citation

Huston, D.L., Ayling, B.F., Connolly, D.P., Lewis, B., Mernagh, T.P., Schofield, A. & van der Wielen, S.E., 2010. An assessment of the uranium and geothermal potential of north Queensland. Record  2010/014. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

Report on energy assessment of north Queensland as part of the Onshore Energy Security Program. As part of the Onshore Energy Security Program, Geoscience Australia has undertaken a series of energy potential assessments, both on a national scale and on a regional scale in association geological framework studies. These framework studies, which are designed to provide information on geodynamic and architectural controls on energy systems, are linked to the acquisition of deep seismic, magnetotelluric and airbourne electromagnetic data. The focus of fiscal year 2008-2009 was north Queensland, stretching from the Northern Territory border to the coast, between 17° and 22° south latitude. In addition to the seismic data acquisition and interpretation, these framework studies have included geochronological studies as well as uranium mineral system and geothermal system studied in collaboration with the Uranium and Geothermal Projects. The main goal of these studies is to provide background data that can be used by industry for exploration, however the data also provide new information that can be used in assessing the potential of north Queensland for uranium and geothermal resources using geosystems (i.e. mineral and geothermal systems) methodologies in a GIS environment. This report provides such an assessment in a qualitative to semi-quantitative way. One of the goals of this analysis is to define the extent of areas or regions with known deposits; another goal was to define areas with previously unrecognised potential.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -17.0 East bound 147.0 West bound 139.5 South bound -22.0

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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)

2010

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
geothermal
prospectivity
Hot Rocks
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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North bound
-17.0
East bound
147.0
West bound
139.5
South bound
-22.0

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Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

misc
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 Name

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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2009-10-23

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

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