Abstract

In 1997, the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO), now called Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Tectonics Special Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Western Australian (UWA) and Curtin University conducted a joint research project to image the crustal setting of the Hamersley Province of northern Western Australia. This joint research was aimed at investigating the shallow structure of the Hamersley Province, the regions deeper basement structure and in so doing, developing an understanding of the region's tectonics and possible fluid migration pathways. The project's objectives were to obtain a better understanding of sub-surface geology of the Hamersley Province at a regional scale and a mine scale and relate this to the area's iron-ore mineral system. In particular, the project's objectives were to provide more information on: 1. regional crustal thickness and major features, 2. stratigraphic architecture of the regions mineral system, 3. structural architecture of the mineral system, 4. timing and locations of fluid migration pathways. The seismic survey obtained 136 km of nominally moderate fold CMP (common midpoint) deep reflection seismic data along two transects over approximately 5 weeks of acquisition.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -22.667 East bound 120.5 West bound 118.5 South bound -23.667
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1999

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
mineral exploration
geophysics
seismic reflection
seismic sections
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-22.667
East bound
120.5
West bound
118.5
South bound
-23.667

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1997-07-25 / 1997-09-02

Lineage

The Hamersley Province is one of the best-exposed late Archaean to Early Proterozoic successions in the world and is also host to several world-class iron ore deposits. In 1996, the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO), now Geoscience Australia (GA), and the Tectonics Special Research Centre (TSRC), within the University of Western Australia and Curtin University started discussions regarding the use and potential of seismic acquisition in the Hamersley Province, Western Australia. The two principal iron-ore mining companies operating in the area, BHP Iron Ore and Robe River Mining Co. Pty. Ltd., were asked to become involved in discussions regarding the proposed regional deep seismic traverse across the Hamersley Province. MERIWA (Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia), a Western Australia state government funding agency was also asked to participate in the project. The project was accepted by MERIWA in early 1997 and given the MERIWA project number MERIWA 282.

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2012-11-05

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Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
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