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Schofield, A., Chopping, R., Connolly, D.P., Gallagher, R., Gerner, E.J., Huston, D.L., Lewis, B., Meixner, A.J., Mernagh, T.P., Weber, R.D. & Whelan, J.A., 2012. An assessment of the uranium and geothermal prospectivity of the southern Northern Territory. Record  2012/051. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

Recent acquisition of deep crustal seismic and magnetotelluric data in the southern Northern Territory, in conjunction with current and previously completed studies, has led to an increased knowledge of the geological and geodynamic framework of the region. This improved understanding has been used to assess the potential for the presence of uranium and geothermal energy systems within the southern Northern Territory. Four uranium mineral systems were considered: sandstone-hosted, uranium-rich iron oxide-copper-gold, unconformity-related and magmatic-related. The analysis for uranium systems was undertaken in a 2D, GIS-based environment and employed a mineral systems approach consisting of four key components: 1) sources of metals, fluids and ligands, 2) drivers of fluid flow, 3) fluid flow pathways and architecture, and 4) depositional sites and mechanisms. Two geothermal systems were targeted: hot rock geothermal and hot sedimentary aquifer. For the assessment for hot rock geothermal systems, temperatures at depth were predicted in 3D using the 3D GeoModeller software package. Hot sedimentary aquifer potential was assessed using the modelled temperature at the basal contact of sedimentary basins containing favourable aquifer units.
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