Abstract

As part of the Australian Government's Onshore Energy Security Program (2006-2011) Geoscience Australia in collaboration with Geological Survey of Western Australia acquired magnetotelluric (MT) data along the deep crustal seismic reflection transect across the Yilgarn Craton, Officer Basin and Musgrave Province in Central Western Australia. The aim of the MT survey is to map the electrical resistivity distribution and improve scientific understanding of the crustal and upper mantle structure in this region. This information is complementary to that obtained from deep crustal seismic reflection, seismic refraction, potential field and geological data, which together provide new knowledge of the crustal architecture and geodynamics of the region. It is important for helping to determine the potential for both mineral and energy resources. Data are supplied as EDI files with support information.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -25.0 East bound 128.5 West bound 124.0 South bound -27.5
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Magnetotelluric

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2012

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Magnetotelluric
petroleum exploration
mineral exploration
magneto-tellurics
geophysics
cultural boundaries
Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-25.0
East bound
128.5
West bound
124.0
South bound
-27.5

Lineage

These data were acquired using Bartington Mag-03MS Fluxgate magnetometer for long-period measurements and LEMI-120 Induction Coil Induction coil magnetometers for broadband measurements. Data were recorded on PR 6-24 Portable Earth Data recorders with GPS timing synchronisation. This equipment was supplied by AuScope. Data was processed in Geoscience Australia to Electrical Data Interchange (EDI) files.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

misc

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

d0759e96-fd4f-266b-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 Date Stamp

2012-12-12

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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