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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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An nu al R ep or t Geochemical Datasets Produces geochemical data sets and display products for in-house and company exploration data. Key Achievements Commenced capture of exploration geochemistry from company exploration reports for the Pine Creek Orogen and Amadeus Basin. A total of 10 588 sample locations and 5 150 drillhole locations were added to the database during the year. The database holds 187 260 samples and 58 712 drillhole locations. This includes drill-hole, stream- sediment, rock-chip and soil-sample data and is available as Maplnfo and Explorer 3 datasets. Geophysical Surveys Disseminates regional geophysical data and interpretations to the exploration industry via maps, reports and image web server. Key Achievements Acquired airborne geophysical (magnetic, radiometric, elevation) data over the Simpson Desert and Jervois areas. Approximately 100 000 line km were flown, and a further 56 500 line KM of airborne data was acquired (for open file) from the private sector. This brings the proportion of the NT covered by high-resolution airborne surveys to 91%. Acquired new-generation airborne gravity data over western Arnhemland, in partnership with the Commonwealth and the private sector. Approximately 4 500 line km were flown. Produced an additional NT-wide geophysical compilation, the Gravity Map of the NT, as a companion product to existing 1:2 500 000-scale Geological, Magnetic, Elevation and Radiometric Maps of the NT. Industry Information Services and System Development Manages the collection, indexing, scanning, and open-file release of statutory mineral and petroleum exploration reports. Key Achievements Launched web-mapping application STRIKE - the Spatial Territory Resource Information Kit for Exploration - on 13 May 2004. This is an interactive application that enables internet users around the world to view and compare, geophysical, exploration, tenement, and ancillary data covering the NT. Included a further 620 mineral exploration and 187 petroleum datasets into the Industry Reports Management System (IRMS). IRMS holds 16 714 mineral exploration reports and 3 104 records relating to onshore and offshore petroleum exploration. Made available IRMS databases containing more than 13 420 mineral exploration and 1 780 petroleum open-file reports through the website and CD. Added 1 247 trays (not including water bores) of drill core samples to the NTGS drill core libraries in Darwin and Alice Springs. This brings total holdings (not including water bores) at Darwin to 1 851 holes in 26 405 trays and, at Alice Springs, 1 267 holes in 15 597 trays. The two drill core libraries attracted 167 visitors in 2003-04. 36 Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development

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