Abstract

This report contains the results of a seismic survey on the Nerrima Dome, a major structure within the Fitzroy Basin and near its south-western boundary. The dome is situated near the Fitzroy River about 100 miles south-east of Derby in the West Kimberley district of Western Australia. The Nerrima Dome has been mapped at the surface in Permian sediments and is a complex structure. It was desired to determine if the dome existed at depth and, if not, the structure at depth, with a view to locating a site for a deep drilling test. The target beds for such a test are Devonian and/or Ordovician sediments over which the Permian sediments are believed to lie unconformably. Reflection methods were tried and proved unsuccessful and the survey was carried out using refraction methods. Although the structure underlying the dome has not been clearly shown, the refraction method has indicated that it is complex and does not conform with the domal structure at the surface. There appears to be a major unconformity at comparatively shallow depth (2000 ft). The deep structure (7000 ft) although apparently less complex than that immediately below the unconformity, also bears no obvious relation to structure at surface. The results so far obtained are reasonably conclusive in showing that no simple dome-like structure of large magnitude exists under the Nerrima Dome.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -18.25 East bound 125.0 West bound 124.25 South bound -18.75
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1953-01-01T00:00:00

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dataset

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76366 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76366/

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic refraction
seismic reflection
geophysics
petroleum exploration
AU-WA
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

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English

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utf8

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North bound
-18.25
East bound
125.0
West bound
124.25
South bound
-18.75

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1953-01-01 / 1953-01-01

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

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1.1

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Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
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