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Bore Completion Report RN 29012, RN 29013, RN 29090. Stuart Highway and Delmere Road Production Bores.



Bore Completion Report RN 29012, RN 29013, RN 29090. Stuart Highway and Delmere Road Production Bores.


Moser, A.


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Technical Report WRD94031 Viewed at 15:07:29 on 29/07/2010 Page 23 of 34. 2. HYDROGEOLOGY STUART HIGHWAY The geological environment for both bores on the Stuart Highway is similar. _"pproximately 40m of clays and sands of the Mullamar.. Beds (Lo"~'ler Cretaceous) overly limestones and dolomites of the Tindal Limestone (Hid Cambrian). Depth to basement in the area varies and basement consists of basalt of the Antrim Plateau Volcanics {Lower Cambrian) . The Tindal Limestone is the most productive aquifer in the area. The limestone is orten cavernous and fractured with common siltstone interbeds. Circulation is generally lost during drilling. Wa~e!:" is generally encountered high in the sequence a:Qd does r .. ot ri se signi f icanJ::ly. Quality is usually -;rood. DELAMERE ROAD The ge010g'" in this area differs significantly in some aspects cornea red to the Stuart Highway. A shallow cover of clays of the Mullaman Beds may be encountered overlying the lateral equivalent of the Tindal Limestone in this area, the Montej inni Limestone. Depth to the F..ntrim Plateau Volcanics basal t basement agai:1. varies as the Delamere road runs Pdr>~llel to and sl:'ghtly \,Vest of .a basement high in this area. S;nall quantities of narginccl quality '#ater from both the 1':10ntej inni Limestone, and depth in the *~,.nt~im Plateau Volcanics * Both variable. ha""re been pl.-oduced from interbeds at sources are highly

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