Abstract

The National Geochemical Survey of Australia (NGSA) project was established under the Australian Government's Onshore Energy Security Program (2006-2011). The project is a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and the geological surveys of all States and the Northern Territory. The primary aim of the NGSA project is to provide pre-competitive data and knowledge to support exploration for energy resources in Australia. In particular, it will improve the existing knowledge of the concentrations and distributions of energy-related elements such as uranium (U) and thorium (Th) at the national scale. To date, the project has completed field sampling and sample preparation. Outlet sediments of 1186 large catchments covering >6 M km2 (or 80% of Australia) have been sampled at 2 depths. Sample analyses are under way and will include total, aqua regia digestion and non-selective partial extraction element contents. By June 2011, the NGSA project will deliver a web-based atlas of geochemical maps, a database and a series of reports describing the project and its results. For more information, please visit http://www.ga.gov.au/ngsa or contact Patrice de Caritat (02 6249-9378 or patrice.decaritat@ga.gov.au)
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2010-01-01T00:00:00

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70589 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/70589/

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geochemistry
regolith
mineral exploration
AU
Earth Sciences

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English

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