Abstract

A seismic survey, consisting of a main north-south reflection traverse and several short supplementary reflection and refraction traverses, was made in the Gosses Bluff area, of the Amadeus Basin,Northern Territory by a seismic party of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics between March and July 1962. The purpose of the survey was to obtain information on the lli.ssionary Plain Syncline, the Gosses Bluff uplift; the fault at the northenl flank of the Gardiner Range, and the tectonic features relative to the Archaean/sedimentary contact at the northern edge of the Missionary Plain. The seismic reflection method proved to be an excellent exploratory tool in the undisturbed parts of the sedimentary basin. The Missionary Plain Syncline was shovm. to have a maximum thickness of sediments of 33,000 ft, nine miles north of Gosses Bluff. The results indicate that Gosses Bluff is a diapiric structure of the salt dome type, where the Proterozoic Bitter Springs Limestone has provided the necessary mobile material. The Gardiner Range Fault was shown to be overthrust from the south vdth a hade of 15 to 20 degrees. The problem regarding the Archaean/sedimentary contact was not solved.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.5 East bound 132.5 West bound 132.0 South bound -24.0
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1964-01-01T00:00:00

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dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76436 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76436/

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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North bound
-23.5
East bound
132.5
West bound
132.0
South bound
-24.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1962-03-26 / 1962-07-03

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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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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
Country
Australia
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