Abstract

An experimental seismic survey using both refraction and reflection techniques was carried out in April, 1958, near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley at the request of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. The object of the survey was to find if the method was of value in mapping the structure of the coal measures of the Latrobe Valley and in providing information on the depth to and type of basement underlying the coal measures. Work was concentrated in an area south-west of Morwell on the southern limb of the Latrobe Syncline. The results obtained indicate that the seismic method may be applied successfully to geological problems of the Latrobe Valley and may provide useful control data for the interpretation of surface geological and gravity mapping. Various interpretations of the results are discussed and although some ambiguity exists, it might be overcome when more work is done, particularly if an accurate knowledge of the velocities of the coal easures is obtained. It has been possible by means of refraction work to map the extension of the basalt which crops out on the southern margin of the Latrobe Syncline beneath the coal measures with reasonable certainty.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -38.0 East bound 147.0 West bound 145.5 South bound -39.0
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1959-01-01T00:00:00

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dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76392 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76392/

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
seismic reflection
seismic velocity
geophysics
seismic refraction
AU-VIC
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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North bound
-38.0
East bound
147.0
West bound
145.5
South bound
-39.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1956-11-01 / 1956-11-30

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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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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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unclassified

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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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