Citation

Moss, F.J., 1962. L049 Amadeus Basin Southern Margin seismic survey, NT, 1961. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

The Bureau of Mineral Resources Seismic Party No. 2 conducted a survey from 15th May to 25th August 1961 in the Amadeus Basin. Reflection and refraction traverses were shot at intervals, along or near the Alice Springs/Port Augusta railway line, from Polhill in the north to Finke in the south. In broad terms the object of the survey was to obtain across the Amadeus Basin a north-south seismic cross-section that would aid in investigating the stratigraphic cross-section and structural relations especially on the southern margin of the Basin. Access and drilling problems caused the progress of the survey to be slow. The statistics of the operation are included in three appendices. During the course of the seismic survey, the Bureau also made gravity surveys covering the area; gravity-meter readings were made along all seismic traverses.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.5 East bound 135.0 West bound 133.5 South bound -25.5
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1962

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-23.5
East bound
135.0
West bound
133.5
South bound
-25.5

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1961-05-15 / 1961-08-25

Lineage

The Amadeus Basin, containing a sequence of extensively-faulted and folded Proterozoic and Palaeozoic sediments, in places overlain by Upper Permian to Recent sediments, is generally thought to lie between the Archaean Arunta Complex, which crops out north of the Macdonnell Ranges, and the Archaean outcrops that occur along the Northern Territory/South Australia border. The nature of the southern boundary of the Basin is not obvious from known surface geology. The seismic survey was intended to solve problems posed by these interpretations.

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Metadata Date Stamp

2013-06-11

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Canberra
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