Abstract

Bureau of Mineral Resources conducted a seismic refraction survey during February 6th and March 5th, 1951. This survey aimed to resolve the shallow structure on the Comet anticlinal structure, 60 miles north of Rolleston for the oil exploration purpose.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.5 East bound 148.5 West bound 148.25 South bound -24.0
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1986-01-01T00:00:00

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nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

75625 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/75625/

Keywords

GA Publication
seismic refraction
petroleum exploration
AU-QLD
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-23.5
East bound
148.5
West bound
148.25
South bound
-24.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1951-02-06 / 1951-03-05

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Towards the end of 1950, the deep bore which the Shell (Queenshnd) Development Company was driling to test for oil on the Morella structure, 35 miles south of Rolleston, entered andesite at approximately 4000 ft. After boring about 200 ft into the andesite, the Company decided to abandon the hole. A new site for a test bore was selected on the Comet anticlinal structure, 60 miles north of Rolleston. Before procoeding with this new test , evidence was need to ensure that neither a shallow basement nor volcanic rocks existed under this structure. The Bureau was therefore asked to shoot a refraction traverse over the anticline, in ordor to determine if basement rocks were likely to be present at a shallow depth. As a result the Bureau of Mineral Resources conducted a seismic refraction survey during February 6th and March 5th, 1951.

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Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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d8299e52-58b7-6592-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

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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