Abstract

The seismic survey was carried out at the request of the U.K. Ministry of Supply. The purpose of the survey was to disclose the geological structure and, if possible, the physical rock characteristics at the Maralinga testing ground. The 11,000 ft/sec layer at a depth of about 200 ft, probably a sandstone-shale formation, and the 19,000 ft/sec formation at a depth of about 1350 or 1800 ft (according to the method of computation used) were successfully mapped. The subsurface information to a depth of about 200 ft was derived mainly from shallow drill holes and up-hole shots. An experimental spread indicated a very low Poisson ratio for the sandstoneshale formation.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.15 East bound 133.75 West bound 122.75 South bound -30.25
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dataset

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1956-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76466 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76466/

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
seismic refraction
seismic velocity
geophysics
AU-SA
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-23.15
East bound
133.75
West bound
122.75
South bound
-30.25

TEMPORAL EXTENT

1955-12-01 / 1956-03-31

Lineage

Maralinga is situated in South Australia, north of Watson, which is on the railway line from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie. The survey started on the 1st December 1955 and ended in March 1956, with break during the Christmas period. The geophysical party consisted of W.A. Wiebenga, party leader, L.V. Hawkins, geophysicist, F. Halls, driller, and G. Woad, radio technician. Five assistants were supplied by the Commonwealth Department of Supply.

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

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Metadata File Identifier

df539c38-abb9-2cbe-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

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