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Geoscience Australia, 2013. Thickness of Jurassic-Cretaceous sequence in the Carpentaria and Laura basins. Scale 1:6000000. Geoscience Australia, Canberrra.

Abstract

Thickness of the basal Jurassic-Cretaceous sandstone aquifers in the Carpentaria and Laura basins. Data is available as isopachs and raster. Isopachs are in Shapefile format. Rasters are in both ESRI grid and ASCII grid formats. This GIS data set was produced for the Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment and used in: Figure 2.12 of Ransley TR and Smerdon BD (eds) (2012) Hydrostratigraphy, hydrogeology and system conceptualisation of the Great Artesian Basin. A technical report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment. CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Australia. Figure 5.8 of Smerdon BD, Welsh WD and Ransley TR (eds) (2012) Water resource assessment for the Carpentaria region. A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment. CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Australia. This dataset and associated metadata can be obtained from www.ga.gov.au, using catalogue number 76536. SOURCE DATA (continued from lineage field due to space constraints) Harrison, J., W. J. Greer, et al. (1961). Completion report, Delhi-Santos Mornington Island Nos 1 and 2 wells. Company Report 696. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Laing, A. C. M. (1958). Final report on AAO Number 8 (Karumba). Mines Administration PL, Brisbane. Company report 226. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. McConachie, B. A., J. N. Dunster, et al. (1989). Jackin Creek 1, Well completion report, A-P 373P, Carpentaria Basin, Queensland. Company Report 20580. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. McConachie BA, Dunster JN, Wellman P, Denaro TJ, Pain CF, Habermehl MA and Draper JJ 1997 - Chapter 9; Carpentaria lowlands and gulf of Carpentaria regions. In: Bain JHC and Draper JJ (eds.) North Queensland Geology. AGSO Bulletin 240. Queensland department of Mines and Energy Australia, 365-397. Meyers, N. A. (1969). Carpentaria Basin. GSQ Report 34. Queensland, Geological Survey of Queensland. Mines Administration Pty Ltd. (1962). Cabot-Blueberry Marina No. 1, Authority to Prospect 61P, Queensland. Well Completion report. Report Q/61P/112. Company report 976. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Perryman, J. C. (1964). Midwood Exploratory Proprietary Ltd., Completion report, Burketown No.1, A-P 91P, Queensland. Company Report 1480. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Smart J, Grimes KG, Doutch HF and Pinchin J (1980) The Carpentaria and Karumba Basins, north Queensland. Bulletin 202. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia. Williams, L. J. (1976). GSQ Ebagoola 1 - Preliminary lithologic and composite log. Record 1988/14. Brisbane, Queensland Department of Mines and Geological Survey of Queensland. Williams, L. J. and L. M. Gunther (1989). GSQ Dobbyn 1 - Preliminary lithologic and composite log. Record 1989/22. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.39 East bound 145.2 West bound 138.71 South bound -20.84
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
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Date (publication)

2013

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
stratigraphy
groundwater
geology
Hydrogeology

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.39
East bound
145.2
West bound
138.71
South bound
-20.84

Lineage

Thickness of the basal Jurassic-Cretaceous sandstone aquifer in the Carpentaria and Laura basins interpolated from point thickness values calculated from a variety of sources which include drill hole and seismic data. Seismic interpretation came from McConachie et.al. (1997). Stratigraphic information came from company well completion reports and BMR and GSQ stratigraphic drilling (references below). METHOD: Data was imported into ArcGIS as point sets. The isopach value field was used to interpolate a surface using the Topo to Raster tool in the Spatial analyst toolset. Isopachs were generated from the raster using the Contour tool in the 3d analyst toolset in ArcGIS. BOUNDARY The raster and isopachs were clipped to a boundary created from : 1. Gilbert River Formation and equivalents sourced from inset C of Plate 2 The Geology of the Carpentaria and Karumba Basins Queensland 1980 which is part of the Carpentaria and Karumba Basins, North Queensland Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Bulletin 202. J.Smart, K.G.Grimes, H.F.Doutch & J.Pinchin. ISBN 0642046182 2. Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment project boundary. SOURCE DATA: Blake, T., I. R. Burgess, et al. (1984). Duyken 1, Well completion report. Permit NT/P 30, Carpentaria Basin, Northern Territory, Australia. Canada Northwest Australia Oil N.L. BMR 84/577. Australia, Bureau of Mineral Resources. Derrington, S. S. (1957). Final report, F. B. H. No.1 (Wyaaba). Company Report 161. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Derrington, E. A. and L. J. Williams (1988). GSQ Normanton 1: Preliminary lithologic log and composite log. Record 1988/13. Brisbane, Queensland Department of Mines. Derrington, E. A. (1989). GSQ Rutland Plains 1: Preliminary lithologic log and composite log. Record 1989/19. Brisbane, Queensland Department of Mines. Dunster, J. N. (1992). Jackin Creek 2, Well completion report, Authority to prospect 373P, Carpentaria Basin, Queensland. Company report 23371. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Dunster, J. N. (1992). Pennefather-1 Well completion report, Authority to Prospect 373P, Carpentaria Basin, Queensland. Company report 23372. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Dunster, J. N., B. A. McConachie, et al. (1989). COM Armraynald 1, Well completion report, A-P 373P, Carpentaria Basin, Queensland. Company report 20579. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Dunster, J. N., B. A. McConachie, et al. (1989). PRC Beamesbrook 1, Well completion report, A-P 373P, Carpentaria Basin, Queensland. Company report 20566. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Dunster, J. N., B. A. McConachie, et al. (1989). COM Silverleaf 1, Well completion report, A-P 373P, Carpentaria Basin, Queensland. Company report 20581. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. Hardy, J. W. J. (1970). Well completion report, CON Breeza Plains No. 1 and CON Lakefield No. 1, A-P 143P, Queensland. Company Report 3303. Brisbane, Geological Survey of Queensland. (continued in abstract due to space constraints)

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