Abstract

A consortium consisting of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics (BMR) (now called the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO)), Department of Primary Industries & Energy, Australian Government; the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) (formerly the Department of Minerals and Energy), NSW State Government; CRA Exploration Pty. Ltd; Geopeko Pty. Ltd; Pasminco Pty. Ltd; conducted the Cobar Basin Seismic Survey during October to December 1989. The main objectives of the Cobar Basin seismic survey were to acquire deep reflection seismic data along several seismic lines across the Cobar Basin and the bounding west and east margins, and acquire high resolution seismic data across zones of known mineralisation in the Cobar Basin and bounding margins. The survey recorded 184 km of eight-fold Common-Middle-Point (CMP) deep reflection seismic data to 20 seconds two-way travel time, along three seismic lines.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -31.25 East bound 146.25 West bound 145.25 South bound -32.25
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2005

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-31.25
East bound
146.25
West bound
145.25
South bound
-32.25

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1989-04-12 / 1989-05-03

Lineage

A proposal for a deep seismic reflection profile over the Gunnedah Basin and New England Orogen of NSW was put forward by E. Scheibner of the NSW Department of Minerals and Energy (now NSW Department of Mineral Resources) as part of the Australian ACORP (Australian Continental Reflection Profiling) program (Scheibner, 1985). The seismic traverse suggested by Scheibner over the northern part of the basin (i.e. Uralla to Boggabri via Manilla) was seen by BMR to be the best alternative from a logistic and scientific point of view. Petroleum industry companies mooted that the line should also attempt to solve the problem of the location of the western margin of the basin. The proposed regional seismic line was therefore extended west of Boggabri to examine the western margin of the basin. The Cobar Basin seismic survey was also proposed as part of the ACORP program and envisaged as a joint research project between the BMR, the NSW Department of Minerals and Energy and mining industry interests in the Cobar region. The profiles were designed and positioned to determine the three dimensional structure of the Cobar Basin. Emphasis would be placed on mapping the faults that delineate the northern and eastern boundaries, and detachment surfaces of thrust faults at depth.

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Metadata Standard Name

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Metadata Standard Version

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Metadata Date Stamp

2012-11-12

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