Abstract

The Explosion Seismology Section, Division of Geophysics, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics conducted a seismic, gravity and aeromagnetic survey in Central Australia, Northern Territory from July to November, 1985. The objectives of this multidisclipinary experiment were to investigate the structural evolution of the lithosphere in the Central Australian region with emphasis on the formation of the Ngalia and Amadeus Basins, and secondly to aid in the evaluation of the petroleum prospectivity of the basins. 486 km of six-twelve fold common mid-point (CMP) seismic reflection data were collected, from four traverses.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -26.0 East bound 152.0 West bound 148.0 South bound -28.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1985-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

74968 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/74968/

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
seismic sections
seismic reflection
geophysics
mineral exploration
petroleum exploration
AU-NT
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-26.0
East bound
152.0
West bound
148.0
South bound
-28.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1985-07-01 / 1985-11-10

Lineage

The concept behind this survey arose from a series of ACORP (Australian COntinental Reflection Profiling) programs that were proposed by the LITSAC Committee (Lithospheric Transect Studies of the Australian Continent). These proposals are described by Moss & Goleby (1986). The Central Australian Seismic Survey was approved as part of the BMR program. The ACORP proposal involved over 1000 km of seismic profiling, lasting 8 months, and required industry to contribute half the operating cost. Unfortunately industry or state funding was not forthcoming, so the survey went ahead solely as a BMR survey.

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Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

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Metadata File Identifier

ce415703-fb10-1a1c-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address