Citation

Moss, F.J., 1966. L056 Seismic reflection and refraction survey in the Ooraminna area of the Amadeus Basin, NT, 1962 Images for traverse G, GX, GY, N, NX, NW. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

A seismic survey was made in the.Ooraminna area of the Amadus Basin 9 Northern Territory 9 by a seismic party of the Bureau of Mineral Resources 9 Geology and Geophysics 9 between 6th July and ,29th August 1962. Reflection traverses were recorded between Deep Well and Alice Springs and across the culmination of the Ooraminna Anticline l and a refraction depth probe was recorded on the crest of the Ooraminna Anticline. The purpose of the survey was to obtain information on the structure of the Basin in the eastern part of the Missionary Plain, and on the structure of the Ooraminna. The Basin was shown to be generally synclinal between Deep Well and Alice Springs with a maximum sediment thickness Of 20,000 feet north of the Ooraminna Anticline. Seismic evidence suggested that the uplift at Deep Well and the Ooraminna Anticline have resulted from thickening in a deep formation, which has been tentatively identified as the Bitter Springs Formation. The survey was unsuccessful in relating reflectors in the crosssections with outcropping formations in the MacDonnell Ranges and on the Ooraminna Anticline.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.75 East bound 134.5 West bound 133.5 South bound -24.25
Downloads
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays

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)

1966

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
petroleum exploration
geophysics
seismic refraction
seismic reflection
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-23.75
East bound
134.5
West bound
133.5
South bound
-24.25

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1962-07-06 / 1962-08-29

Lineage

The survey was part of the BMR programme of seismic operations in the Amadeus Basin, which began in 1961 with a series of north-south traverses across the eastern part of the Basin between Alice Springs and Finke; this was followed in the same year by a short survey over the Palm Valley Anticline, 80 miles west of Alice Springs. From 26th March to 3rd July 1962, a seismic survey was made in the Gosses Bluff area approximately 110 miles west of Alice Springs. The seismic programme for the Ooraminna survey was planned to obtain information, additional to that obtained in 1961, on the structure of the Basin between Deep Well and Alice Springs and on the structure of the Ooraminna Anticline. In an attempt to obtain this information seismic reflection traverses were surveyed as followss (a)To connect the Deep Well and Polhill 1961 traverses. (b) To extend the Polhill 1961 traverse northwards to Alice Springs. (c) To cross the surface culmination of the Ooraminna Anticline, the traverse to start from a point on the main north-south traverse between Deep Well and Polhill.

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

d83e4840-8c2c-3c2b-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

2013-03-21

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Downloads
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays