Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development
Tabled paper 1496
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Mineral Deposit Studies Jjj! Studies on mineral deposits and mineral prospective terrains to enhance exploration g potential. CO Key Achievements Released a digital database comprising more than 58 000 diamond exploration sample points and associated diamond indicator minerals. The results are linked to a diamond O mineral chemistry database. CL Completed the joint study with the University of Leoben on the Browns Polymetallic q s Deposit in the Rum Jungle area. This study increased the prospective area by several __ orders of magnitude. A professional paper based on this work has been accepted for CO publication in the international journal Economic Geology. ^ Commenced a regional multi-commodity study of the southern Georgina Basin, which is C at an advanced stage. This project addresses the relationships between petroleum and ^ base-metal fluid systems. Commenced a study to understand the metallogeny of the mineral deposits of the Jervois Mineral Field. This project is aimed at better understanding the mineral potential of the region. Commenced work on a comprehensive publication dealing with the geology and mineral resources of the NT. Compiled information for papers on: - Geology and Mineral Resources o f the Rum Jungle Mineral Field. - Uranium Deposits o f the Northern Territory. - Gold Deposits o f the Tanami Region. - Tin-Tantalum Deposits o f the Northern Territory. - Base Metal Deposits o f the East Arunta Region. Petroleum Systems of Sedimentary Basins Develops information packages on on-shore petroleum occurrences and gas and petroleum prospectivity. Key Achievements Achieved several key milestones in the first stage of a project focusing on petroleum prospectivity in the Amadeus Basin. Published four externally edited papers and presented them at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference and the Timor Sea Petroleum Geoscience Symposium. These papers targeted the petroleum potential of the onshore Amadeus and Georgina Basins and the offshore Bonaparte and northern Browse Basins. Released the results of the inaugural Timor Sea Petroleum Geoscience Symposium on CD. More than 31 technical papers are included in the volume, which will be the prime reference on the petroleum geology of the Timor Sea for many years to come. Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development 35
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