Geoscience Australia will be managing the data acquisition program in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The current status of Geoscience Australia’s geophysical survey data acquisition is available in a comprehensive table.
Seismic and magnetotelluric data released for Youanmi Survey in Western Australia
The Youanmi deep crustal seismic survey was acquired in 2010 and extends nearly 700 kilometres over the Youanmi Terrane and Eastern Goldfields Superterrane of the Yilgarn Craton. This project was a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). Funding was provided from the Western Australian Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme, and Geoscience Australia’s Onshore Energy Security Program. The survey consists of three traverses with a total length of 695 kilometres. These seismic, magnetotelluric and gravity data aim to image the northern Yilgarn Craton from its north-western margin to the Ida Fault, near Leinster.
These data combined with the 2001 Northern Yilgarn and the 2010 Capricorn deep crustal reflection surveys result in a complete section across the northern Yilgarn Craton.
The processed SEG Y data, TIFF images, location information, magnetotelluric and gravity data are available and can be downloaded from the Seismic Acquisition and Processing project.
Interpretations of the seismic sections and magnetotelluric models undertaken by GSWA and Geoscience Australia geologists will be released in February 2013 at a public workshop in Perth.