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YOM seismic and MT workshop June 2013

The primary objective of the Yilgarn Craton – Officer Basin – Musgrave Province deep seismic reflection survey was to image the western Officer Basin, one of Australia’s underexplored frontier sedimentary basins. In addition, this survey gathered new data to improve the understanding of the eastern Yilgarn Craton and its boundary with the Musgrave Province.

The survey was jointly funded by Geoscience Australia (GA) through their Onshore Energy Security Program (OESP) and the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) through the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS). It was designed to gather pre-competitive geophysical data to expand the scientific knowledge for water resources, potential geothermal sites, oil and gas prospectivity and mineral exploration potential.

This data supplements the 2010 Youanmi deep crustal reflection and MT survey and the 2001 Yilgarn deep crustal seismic survey. Combined it will create a comprehensive dataset that crosses most of central Western Australia.

The data released comprises images of the preliminary migrated seismic line cross sections, together with ArcMap GIS shapefiles of the seismic shot points and the common depth points (CDP) shown on the cross section images.


Acquisition period

3 June – 10 July 2011

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Survey map

Cross section images

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The YOM seismic data is now available from Geoscience Australia. For information please contact:

Tristan Kemp
Section Leader Onshore Seismic and MT
Continental Geology and Geophysics
Minerals and Natural Hazards Division
Geoscience Australia
Ph: 02 6249 9029
Mob: 0478 876 260
Fax: 02 6249 9971
email:  Tristan.Kemp@ga.gov.au


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GA Record: Yilgarn Craton-Officer Basin-Musgrave Provice Seismic and MT workshop


YOM seismic contact list

Geological Survey of Western Australia
Rick Rogerson
Executive Director
Ph: +61 8 9222 3170
Fax: +61 8 9222 3633

Ian Tyler
Assistant Director - Mapping
Ph: +61 8 9222 3172
Fax: +61 8 9222 3633

Roger Hocking
Chief Geoscientist
Ph: +61 8 9222 3590
Fax: +61 8 9222 3633

Hugh Smithies
Project Manager
Ph: +61 8 9222 3611
Fax: +61 8 9222 3633

Klaus Gessner
Manager 3D Geoscience
Ph: +61 8 9222 3631
Fax: +61 8 9222 3633

Information Centre
1st floor, Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Telephone: +61 8 9222 3459 (Publications)
Facsimile: +61 8 9222 3444
Bookshop: www.dmp.wa.gov.au/ebookshop

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