Citation

Gardner, D.E., 1949. Beach sands investigation The Broadbeach area, from the northern boundary of the Crown land to Peerless Avenue (bounded on the east by the area covered in Report No 1948/35). Record  1949/066. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The area under investigation forms a portion of a coastal sandy belt 1,500 to 2,000 feet wide, which extends from Main Beach (Southport) to South Nobby (North Burleigh), and is about 5 to 15 feet higher than the low-lying coastal plains adjoining it on the west. The known deposits and probably all of the deposits of heavy minerals between Southport and North Burleigh occur either on the present sea beaches or in the eastern half of the sandy belt. Preliminary boring and sampling of the area was carried out early in 1948. Bores were put down to water level using a post hole auger. When the sand brought up from a borehole appeared to contain appreciable quantities of heavy minerals it was sampled by quartering. An account of the investigation is set down in this report. The distribution of heavy minerals and the tonnages available for mining are shown on the accompanying geological plans. Estimates of the quantities of heavy minerals have been tabulated.
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