Abstract

In March and April 1959, a seismic party from the Bureau of Mineral Resources extended a seismic survey carried out in 1958 in the Latrobe Valley. A seismic reflection traverse was run across the Latrobe Syncline between Tyers and Traralgon South to determine the structure of the coal measures, the depth of basement and, if possible, the type of basement. Results indicated that the Latrobe Syncline (the structural feature which coincides with the Latrobe River Valley) is a broad syncline in which the strata are more or less horizontally bedded. The maximum thickness of coal measures is about 2200 ft. The survey provided information on the structures of the limbs of the Latrobe syncline and on several minor structures superimposed on the main syncline. It did not, however, show for certain what type of basement rock underlies the coal measures. The survey provided information on the structure of the formations beneath the coal measures; and although some of the seismic data is of poor quality, there is probably an unconformity in the stratigraphic section between 5000 and 9000 ft. Reflections recorded at times as great as 2700 millisec, show that the sediments in the Latrobe Valley are probably between 10,500 and 15,000 ft. deep.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -38.0 East bound 147.0 West bound 145.0 South bound -39.0
Related Links

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1960-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76396 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76396/

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
seismic reflection
geophysics
petroleum exploration
AU-VIC
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-38.0
East bound
147.0
West bound
145.0
South bound
-39.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1959-03-01 / 1959-04-30

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

de769d6c-cc11-436f-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 SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Related Links