Abstract

A legacy of over 500 paper maps records geological lineament analysis of Australia conducted by the late Tim O'Driscoll in Western Mining Corporation Exploration Division during the 1960s to 1980s. The lineament interpretations were used to target mineral exploration, famously including the analysis that led to the discovery of the Olympic Dam deposit in South Australia. Papers discussing the lineament approach are collected in Bourne & Twidale (2007). Lineaments were interpreted from a range of data available at the time, including magnetic and gravity maps, topography, standard geological maps, and 'chicken track'interpretation of aerial photographs and early satellite images. This product comprises high quality digital scans of 130 of the original paper maps, rectified and georeferenced for use in GIS software. Geoscience Australia reproduces these maps and makes them available publicly for their historic and scientific interest. The paper originals are held in the Geoscience Australia library.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound 0.0 East bound 160.0 West bound 100.0 South bound -40.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2014-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

79287 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/79287/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
Geology

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
0.0
East bound
160.0
West bound
100.0
South bound
-40.0

Lineage

Not applicable

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

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

Source Description

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NA

Metadata File Identifier

f5f43761-103a-6ce0-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