Distribution of cover sediments over Eastern Gawler Craton
The eastern Gawler Craton hosts the giant Olympic Dam iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) deposit as well as several other world class IOCG deposits (e.g. Prominent Hill and Carrapateena). The region is covered by a thick sequence of Mesoproterozoic to Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks making the region difficult and costly to explore using conventional methods.
This product shows the distribution of cover in 3D and is based on SEEBASETM, drilling and previous depth to basement maps.
Department of State Development is a major participant and researcher within P3.4 of the Deep Exploration Technology Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC).
Note: these models are presented as a 'proof of concept' only and their accuracy (spatial or otherwise) should not be relied upon for exploration or other decision making processes.
Publication Date: October 2012
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