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Results and outcomes of the Minerals System Drilling Program

RB2016/00030 cover A comprehensive review of MSDP results and outcomes has now been compiled. The report not only provides geological insights from the 9 month drilling campaign along the southern Gawler Ranges, but summarises key results of trials of DET CRC technology.

Mineral Systems Drilling Program in the southern Gawler Ranges, South Australia. RB 2016/00030

Australian Ore Deposits

AusIMM Monograph 32 - Australian Ore Deposits

  • W M Cowley, Adelaide Geosyncline, Stuart Shelf, Kanmantoo Trough and Delamerian Orogen, p. 659
  • H M Howard, R A Dutch, D F Close and N L Wyche, Musgrave Province regional geology and metallogeny, p. 577
  • C A Standing, B Hou, M G Teakle, D Klingner and S Harrison, Heavy mineral sand deposits of Australia, p. 83
  • J L Keeling, Graphite deposits of the Eyre Peninsula, p. 621
    C M Horn, J L Keeling and J G Olliver, Sedimentary magnesite deposits, Flinders Ranges, p. 671
  • B E Nicolson, J A Anderson and K C Cross, Menninnie Dam Pb-Zn-Ag and Paris Ag-Pb deposits, p. 629
  • A J Reid, Geology and metallogeny of the Gawler Craton, p. 589
  • G S Teale, P Say, N Green, H Forgan, C Went, M Twining and L Cole, Hillside iron oxide copper-gold deposit, p. 631

Publication now avaliable from AusIMM

Recognition of c. 1780 Ma magmatism and metamorphism in the buried northeastern Gawler Craton: correlations with events of the Aileron Province.

Reid, A.J., Jagodzinski, E.A., Wade, C.E., Payne, J.L., Jourdan, F., 2017.
Article now available from Precambrian Research

Magmatic zircon Lu-Hf isotopic record of juvenile addition and crustal reworking in the Gawler Craton, Australia.

Reid, A.J., Payne, J.L., 2017.
Article now available from Lithos

Electromagnetic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing: Relationship to Permeability, Seismicity, and Stress.

Thiel, S., 2017.
Article now available from Surveys in Geophysics

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Maps

Six Mile Hill - MSDP Special Map Series

As part of the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP), a detailed geological mapping program was carried out at each of the three MSDP drilling areas (Six Mile Hill, Peltabinna and Mount Double) between July 2015 and April 2016. The Six Mile Hill maps and report are the first products to be released from this 1:75 000 MSDP Special Map Series.

Six Mile Hill maps and Report

The Surface geology of Six Mile Hill Map Sheet provides a detailed representation of the regolith and outcropping Proterozoic stratigraphy of Six Mile Hill, and includes a number of peripherals, including TMI, gravity, DEM imagery, a reliability diagram showing field observation sites, a solid geology inset and a customised legend. Simplified stratigraphic logs of the MSDP drillholes are also displayed on the map.

The Interpreted Proterozoic solid geology of Six Mile Hill Map Sheet provides an interpretation of the Neoproterozoic stratigraphy of the Stuart Shelf and underlying Meso- to Palaeoproterozoic stratigraphy of the Gawler Craton, obscured by extensive Cenozoic cover.

The Geology of the Six Mile Hill Map Sheet Report Book 2016/00014 is a report describing the physiography, regional geology, stratigraphy, structural geology and geological history of the Six Mile Hill area.

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Regolith map of the Southern Gawler Ranges Margin (YARDEA and PORT AUGUSTA 1:250 000 map sheets)

Regolith map of the Southern Gawler Ranges Margin map

The new regolith map of the Southern Gawler Ranges Margin provides a valuable regional overview of the main regolith types and their associated landforms, a general outline of the major areas of bedrock or regolith dominated terrain as well as the occurrence of in-situ versus transported regolith of this emerging mineral province.

It aims to provide a broad-scale framework for guiding geochemical prospecting for a wide range of minerals and materials, as a basis for guiding mineral exploration, and to provide a useful dataset for addressing other land use issues like groundwater.

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Digital mapsheets

    100K digital mapsheets
1:250 000
1:100 000

1:250 000, 1:100 000, and 1:50 000 digital maps are available via SARIG from the Mapsheets layer.

3D geological models

3D Architecture model of the western Gawler Craton
3D Architecture model of the western Gawler Craton

A new crustal architecture model for the frontier western Gawler Craton is available following collaborative work undertaken on Australia’s longest deep crustal seismic line.

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South Australian Mineralogical Data Package

South Australian Mineralogical Data Package

The South Australian Mineralogical Data Package provides spectral data for over 850 drillholes from across South Australia.

Each package includes a specific spectral scalar point set with its state-wide 3D voxet interpolation.

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Data

AusLAMP 3D resistivity models

AusLAMP 3D resistivity modelsThe Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project is nearing completion across South Australia. A 3D resistivity model across northeast South Australia encompassing the northeast Gawler Craton, the Simpson Desert and the Cooper Basin, is now available for download as a 3D data package and can be viewed as depth slices on SARIG. Depth slices from a 3D model across the Gawler Craton and surrounds (Coompana Province, Ikara Flinders Ranges, Curnamona Province) can also be viewed on SARIG.

Download the AusLAMP 3D resistivity model data packages
View the depth slices in SARIG

PACE Musgrave Province Airborne Electromagnetic Survey

PACE Musgrave Province AEM image17,395 line kilometres of new data in one of the last true exploration frontier areas in Australia is now available to download from SARIG.

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PACE Copper Coompana Gravity Survey

PACE Copper Coompana Gravity Survey image13,000 new gravity observations in the state’s largely underexplored far west are available to download from SARIG.

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Depth to Crystalline Basement GIS dataset 2017

Depth to Crystalline Basement GIS DatasetThe Depth to Crystalline Basement Data Package is a collection of GIS datasets (in ArcGIS and Mapinfo formats) that portray actual or inferred depth to crystalline basement in South Australia, which have been assembled on a province-by-province basis. Also included are depths to the top of time-slices based on logged drillhole stratigraphic units.

Download the Depth To Crystalline Basement Data Package.

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