Citation

Guppy, D.J., 1953. Preliminary report on the geology of the Fitzroy Basin, Kimberley Division, Western Australia. June 1953. Record  1953/146. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The investigation of the Fitzroy Basin and adjacent areas was commenced in 1948 when a detailed survey was made of the Nerrima Structure and a widespread reconnaissance by land, sea and air was completed. The Fitzroy Basin survey was completed in 1952 and during this period 24 months were spent in the field and the remainder in office preparation. Approximately 40,000 square miles were examined during the survey and detailed maps covering an area of 28,000 square miles have been prepared at 1 inch = 1 miles, 1 inch = 2 miles and 1 inch = 10 miles. The area has been examined in the past in varying detail by three geological parties on behalf of local and overseas oil companies. The purpose of this survey was to examine the complete sedimentary sequence in sufficient detail to solve the problems encountered by previous surveys and eventually to be in a position to assess to a reliable degree the petroleum prospects of the area based on the examination of surface outcrop. The assessment of the petroleum prospects of the area has very definite limitations in that the potential source rocks (Devonian and Ordovician) are limited to the extreme eastern margin of the basin and nothing is known about their distribution or facies elsewhere under the cover of Permian and Mesozoic sediments. The aerial photography of the area, which was conducted by the Survey Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force, has been the basis of all mapping, as reliable topographic maps of the area were not available.
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