Citation

Condon, M.A., 1954. Condensed progress report on the geology of the Carnarvon (North-West) Basin, Western Australia. Record  1954/036. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

A geological investigation, directed mainly towards the assessment of oil potentialities of the Basin, was commenced in 1948 by the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics when a small geological party carried out a reconnaissance of the Minilya River area. Since then up to seven geologists of the Bureau under the direction of M. A. Condon have been mapping the area in some detail each year in order to determine the stratigraphical sequence and its variations, regional structure, and the anticlinal structures and their extent. In addition to the regional mapping the two largest anticlines were mapped in detail. Geophysical work (gravity and seismic) has been carried out by the Geophysical section of the Bureau (see Record 1954/44). More recently, Seismograph Services Ltd. carried out a seismic survey for West Australian Petroleum Pty. Ltd. - mainly for the purpose of checking on the location of its first deep test, which is now being drilled on the Rough Range Anticline with some encouraging results to date. Palaeontological, petrographical and chemical examinations of specimens collected in the field are still continuing by specialists of the Bureau and outside.
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1954

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structural geology
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