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Abstract

Gravity anomalies over granite bodies are often negative polarity and rounded polygons. These characteristics were used to trial a method to map possible locations of subsurface granite bodies. Two approaches were used to outline the geometry of rounded gravity anomalies: a) Contouring of the residual Bouguer gravity field after removal of a regional field computed by filtering of the gravity field. b) Detection of edges defined by maximum horizontal gradient of the residual Bouguer gravity field. The resulting polygons are coloured according to whether granite outcrop, or encounter in wells, falls within the gravity polygon, is near such outcrop, or not proximal to outcrop. The processing was done using software developed by the author in the Perl programming language and stored in the Energy Division software repository. The processing was organised to run in batch mode on any system on which Perl is installed, MS-Windows, Unix, Linux or NCI systems. The input and output data files are ERMapper ASCII vector format and exported to ArcGIS shape files. The visualisation tool was ER-Mapper.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -8.0 East bound 155.0 West bound 112.0 South bound -45.0
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2014-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

77502 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/77502/

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AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

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North bound
-8.0
East bound
155.0
West bound
112.0
South bound
-45.0

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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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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
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