Citation

Warren, R.G., 1972. A commentary on the metallogenic map of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Scale 1:5000000. Bulletin  145. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

A metallogenic map depicts concentrations of deposits of metals within their geological framework, and attempts to relate one to the other. The more familiar mineral deposits map, on the other hand, is designed to show the geographical distribution of mineral deposits, possibly with indications of their size, state of exploitation, and other factors.The exact nature of the legend for a metallogenic map is governed by the relationships assumed to exist between the concentrations of metals and their settings: map design can be used to emphasize the more important facts and employs symbols each of which incorporates several parameters. Metallogenic maps are not simple and easily read documents, but are complex representations of complex relationships, and so should convey a great deal of information. In 1956, at the 20th Session of the International Geological Congress in Mexico, the Commission for the Geological Map of the World set up a Sub-Commission for the Metallogenic Map of the World. After studying available maps showing mineral deposits, the sub-commission recommended that although countries should continue experimentation towards suitable presentation of data, an Editorial Committee for the Metallogenic Map of Europe should be set up; this committee would work towards firstly a legend for metallogenic maps in general, and secondly a Metallogenic Map of Europe. The committee was fortunate in that the compilation of the Tectonic Map of Europe was well advanced when it began its work. In 1964 a legend reflecting the basic philosophy of the Metallogenic Map of Europe was prepared and compilation begun. The first two sheets of the Metallogenic Map at a scale of 1:2 500 000 were published in 1969. Australia was represented on the sub-commission from 1960 onwards. The presentation of the legend for the map of Europe paved the way for the Australian compilation. A suitable area was selected for a pilot compilation early in 1965 and the main study began in 1966. A suitable geographical base map of Australia at 1:5 000 000 was available and a geological map on this base was in the final stages of publication. The second edition of the Mineral Deposits Sheet of the Atlas of Australian Resources (scale 1:6 000 000) was published during 1965. In that year the Tectonic Map Committee of the Geological Society of Australia began work on a Tectonic Map of Australia, and the philosophies and preparation of that and the Metallogenic Map were developed together.
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