Abstract

The Crater Prospect is situated about 4 miles south-south-east of White's workings and 1 mile north-east of the junction of Batchelor Road and the Darwin-Birdum railway line. It is the name assigned to a type area of an extensive radioactive bed of conglomerate. Low grade but wide-spread radioactivity was discovered by R.S. Matheson and D.F. Dyson (geophysicists) in June 1951, while prospecting along the sedimentary beds out-cropping immediately south of the Rum Jungle granite on the south-side of Giant's Reef fault, and on the south side of another major parallel fault. Geiger-Muller traverses along the strike of a grit-conglomerate horizon away from the Crater prospect revealed that the radioactivity extends westwards for 1.5 miles and for half a mile to the east. The radioactivity, which was confined to the conglomerate, was low-grade and discontinuous over this distance of 2 miles. The Crater Prospect, which can be regarded as a type locality, was geologically mapped by the writer on a scale of 200 feet to one inch after the area had been radiometrically contoured, and the plan accompanies this report (Plate 1). [The geology and structure of the prospect, nature of the radioactivity, and prospecting recommendations are discussed].
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