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Surface Geology of Australia (1:1M scale dataset) A3 map

This map was created from the Surface Geology of Australia (1:1M scale) dataset, plotted at 1:15 million scale. The Surface Geology of Australia data was compiled by standardising and edge-matching over 400 geological maps which have been published by Australian Government, State and Territory agencies over the past 40 years. This seamless digital dataset is the most detailed national coverage available of the continent and islands. It provides information on the distribution and type of over 5000 outcropping bedrock and regolith units, such as sand plains and dunes.

Uranium content of igneous rocks of Australia. Map 2 Average uranium abundance: surface geology

Igneous rocks have long been recognised as an important source of metals in uranium mineral systems. Although magmas may form mineral deposits in their own right, they may also contribute directly to basin-related mineral systems as a source of metals and/or ligands. Thus, mapping of the distribution of uranium in igneous rocks has the potential to highlight potentially prospective regions for uranium mineralisation at a macro-scale. Map 2 in the series of three maps of the uranium content of Australian igneous rocks shows polygons of igneous rock distribution, derived from the Geoscience Australia 1:1,000,000 national surface geology dataset. Polygons are coloured by their average uranium content. The average uranium content of each polygon was calculated by plotting the igneous polygons together with geochemical sample points (distribution shown in Map 1 of the series) using ArcGIS software. Each polygon was then attributed with the average uranium value (in ppm) of all intersecting geochemical sample points. This approach allows igneous uranium content to be assessed on the pluton- to province-scale, depending on polygon resolution. Together with the two other maps in the series, this map demonstrates the close spatial relationship between uranium-rich igneous rocks and areas of known uranium mineralisation. In addition, new regions previously unknown for uranium mineralisation can be identified.

Uranium content of igneous rocks of Australia. Map 1. Igneous rock type: surface geology

Igneous rocks have long been recognised as an important source of metals in uranium mineral systems. Although magmas may form mineral deposits in their own right, they may also contribute directly to basin-related mineral systems as a source of metals and/or ligands. Thus, mapping of the distribution of uranium in igneous rocks has the potential to highlight potentially prospective regions for uranium mineralisation at a macro-scale. This map is the first in a series of three showing the uranium content of Australian igneous rocks. Map 1 shows the individual geochemical data points compiled for this study. Points are coloured and sized based on their uranium content. Igneous rock types from Geoscience Australia's 1:1,000,000 national surface geology dataset are also shown in the background. Geochemical analyses from igneous rock types spanning all compositions have been utilised, despite the low total abundance of uranium in ultramafic, mafic and intermediate compositions. Together with the two other maps in the series, this map demonstrates the close spatial relationship between uranium-rich igneous rocks and areas of known uranium mineralisation. In addition, new regions previously unknown for uranium mineralisation can be identified.

Guide to Using the Australian Crustal Elements Map

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Australian Crustal Elements (National Geoscience Dataset)

The Australian Crustal Elements dataset delineates upper crustal elements, primarily based on composite geophysical domains, each of which shows a distinctive pattern of magnetic and gravity anomalies. These elements generally relate to the basement, rather than the sedimentary basins. Boundaries between these elements are interpreted to mark crustal-scale changes in composition or structural pattern, or both. Where feasible, these boundaries are chosen to emphasise their correlation with the outcropping boundaries of geological provinces.

Australia crustal elements map based on the distribution of geophysical domains

Australia crustal elements map based on the distribution of geophysical domains

Surface Geology of Australia data package 2012 edition

The Surface Geology of Australia data package includes: - Surface Geology of Australia, 1:1M scale (2012 edition) [GeoCat #74619 ] - Surface Geology of Australia, 1:2.5M scale (2012 edition) [GeoCat #73140 ], and - the national Geological Regions dataset [GeoCat #32366 ]. DVD data package of 3 national geological datasets

Australia crustal elements map based on the distrubution of geophysical domains 1:5million

Australia crustal elements map based on the distrubution of geophysical domains 1:5million

Geology 1 million geoMAP

User-defined PDF maps of the Surface Geology of Australia (1:1 million scale) can be generated using the MapConnect online mapping application. The MapConnect tool allows users to zoom to an area of interest, overlay topographic information, and create PDF maps. The digital surface geology data may also be downloaded from the MapConnect application.

Basement Geology of Northern Queensland map

This 'basement' geology interpretation drew extensively on published 1:100 000, 1:250 000 and smaller scale regional geological maps and analysis of grids of regional aeromagnetic data with line spacings between 100m and 1.5km from Geoscience Australia's aeromagnetic database. Bouguer Gravity and bore hole data were also used to complement the interpretation. Flat lying Cenozoic and Mesozoic cover materials have been removed across the map area; and Paleozoic sediments have also been removed in the Mount Isa area in the west (north of the Diamantina Fault or northwest of the Thomson Fold Belt). The digital data that accompanied this map contains lithostratigraphic units compiled at 1:1 000 000 scale. The approximate 900 mapped units are described in the Australian Stratigraphic Units Database housed in Geosciences Australia in Canberra. The hard copy map presented here is simplified from the digital data to show the distribution of major lithology groups of different ages. The user is encouraged to use the digital data for more information. Geological interpretation and compilation by S.F. Liu (Geoscience Australia), 2007-2008, with contributions from I.W. Withnall, L.J.Hutton (Geological Survey of Queensland), D. Champion, G.Gibson, and D.Huston (Geoscience Australia). Related Products Basement Geology of Northern Queensland GIS Dataset