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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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MINERALS AND ENERGY GROUP SERVICE The Minerals and Energy Group delivers services under this Output. Contributing Divisions are the Northern Territory Geological Survey, and the Mining and Energy Services Division. Figure 12: Minerals and Energy Supporting Output 2 t lo Cl CD [X . 03 c c < Regional Geoscientific Studies Delivers integrated geoscientific studies on individual geological terrains to enhance mineral and petroleum prospectivity. Key Achievements Undertook regional geoscientific programs to improve geological understanding of the vast Arunta Region in central Australia, and establish its links with the gold-bearing provinces of the Tanami and Tennant Creek Regions. Prepared an updated three-dimensional structural interpretation of the Tanami Region, which is viewable over the internet. Completed regional geoscientific studies of the south-western Arunta Region, and published the first revised 1:250 000-scale map from this region. Published two maps (1:250 000 and 1:100 000 scale) from the Pine Creek Orogen. New geochronological data for the Pine Creek Orogen is leading to a significant re-evaluation of the geological evolution of the region. Published two geological maps of the southern Georgina Basin. Released new 1:500 000-scale outcrop and interpreted geology maps of the Tennant Region. Released a synthesis report and accompanying 1:500 000-scale outcrop and interpreted geology maps as the final stage of the Musgrave Block project, along with explanatory notes for Bloods Range area. Interpreted and released results of the deep seismic survey across the Batten Fault Zone (McArthur Basin), leading to a re-evaluation of mineralisation models and regional prospectivity of the McArthur River region. 34 Department of Business, Industry & R o s m / c e Development