Abstract

Seismic refraction investigations were made at five sites in the vicinity of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, by the Bureau of Mineral Resources in August 1962. This work was done, at the request of the Bureau of Mineral Resources Observatory Group, to select the most suitable site for a seismological observatory. In view of the desirable features for such a site - a bedrock having a high seismic velocity and a bedrock at shallow depth - a site about three miles west of Alice Springs is recommended as the most suitable; the bedrock material has a velocity of 17,800 ft/s and the thickness of overburden is less than 20 ft.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.5 East bound 133.0 West bound 132.5 South bound -24.0
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IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1965-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76438 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76438/

Keywords

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

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-23.5
East bound
133.0
West bound
132.5
South bound
-24.0

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1962-08-30 / 1962-08-31

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

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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

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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
Email Address
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