Citation

Jones, B.F., 1965. L059 Alice Springs observatory sites seismic refraction survey, NT, 1962. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

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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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1965

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
petroleum exploration
geophysics
seismic velocity
seismic refraction
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

Lineage

On the 30th and 31st of August 1962, during the period that the Bureau of Mineral Resources seismic party No.2 was based in Alice Springs making final preparations for the 1962 GilesCarnegie survey, some seismic shallow-refraction work was done in the area to investigate the suitability of several proposed seismological observatory sites. The work was done at the request of the Observator,y Group of the Bureau of Mineral Resources. A seismological observator,y site requires a solid rock foundation on which to house the seismological instruments. The physical criteria tOOe~sed in the selection of the site were: (a) bedrock having a high seismic velocity (b) bedrock at shallow depth. Five possible sites, all on Precambrian outcrops, were investigated.

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