Abstract

Geoscience Australia conducted the Albany Fraser Orogen 2D Seismic Survey in 2012. The survey involves the acquisition of seismic reflection and gravity Data over the Yilgarn Craton margin and the Albany Fraser Orogen of Western Australia. The survey consisted of four lines, totalling 677kms. The project is a collaborative project between Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Western Australia and is part of the ongoing cooperation under the National Geoscience Agreement (NGA). Funding of this project is through the Western Australian Government's Royalties for Regions Exploration Incentive Scheme. The primary objective of the project is to Image the crustal architecture of the Yilgarn Craton margin and its relationship to the Albany-Fraser Orogen and establish the subsurface extent of the Yilgarn Craton beneath the Albany-Fraser Orogen, and look for mantle-tapping structures that may have provided fluid pathways for mineralization. The seismic lines are designed to cross several major faults, such as the Cundeelee Fault, the Fraser Fault, the Newman Shear Zone, and the Red Island Shear Zone. A 70km long deep crustal seismic line was also acquired near the Tropicana Gold mine with the assistance of AuScope Earth Imaging, Anglo Gold Ashanti and the Independence Group. The purpose of this line was to image the crustal architecture as well as to understand the structural geometry around the Tropicana gold deposit and help define prospective areas elsewhere along the belt.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -28.0 East bound 126.5 West bound 120.0 South bound -34.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Seismic Data - seismic survey

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2012

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
seismic sections
seismic reflection
mineral exploration
geophysics
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-28.0
East bound
126.5
West bound
120.0
South bound
-34.0

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The survey involves the acquisition of seismic reflection and gravity Data over the Yilgarn Craton margin and the Albany Fraser Orogen of Western Australia. The survey consisted of four lines, totalling 677kms.

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distributor
Organisation Name
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

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-02-05

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Downloads
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact Geoscience Australia Client Services via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).