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  • 1. Band ratio: B11/(B10+B12) Blue is low quartz content Red is high quartz content Geoscience Applications: Use in combination with Silica index to more accurately map "crystalline" quartz rather than poorly ordered silica (e.g. opal), feldspars and compacted clays.

  • B6/B5 (potential includes: pyrophyllite, alunite, well-ordered kaolinite) Blue is low content, Red is high content Useful for mapping: (1) different clay-type stratigraphic horizons; (2) lithology-overprinting hydrothermal alteration, e.g. high sulphidation, "advanced argillic" alteration comprising pyrophyllite, alunite, kaolinite/dickite; and (3) well-ordered kaolinite (warmer colours) versus poorly-ordered kaolinite (cooler colours) which can be used for mapping in situ versus transported materials, respectively.

  • 1. Band ratio: B5/B7 Blue is well ordered kaolinite, Al-rich muscovite/illite, paragonite, pyrophyllite Red is Al-poor (Si-rich) muscovite (phengite) useful for mapping: (1) exposed saprolite/saprock is often white mica or Al-smectite (warmer colours) whereas transported materials are often kaolin-rich (cooler colours); (2) clays developed over carbonates, especially Al-smectite (montmorillonite, beidellite) will produce middle to warmers colours. (2) stratigraphic mapping based on different clay-types; and (3) lithology-overprinting hydrothermal alteration, e.g. Si-rich and K-rich phengitic mica (warmer colours). Combine with Ferrous iron in MgOH and FeOH content products to look for evidence of overlapping/juxtaposed potassic metasomatism in ferromagnesian parents rocks (e.g. Archaean greenstone associated Au mineralisation) +/- associated distal propyllitic alteration (e.g. chlorite, amphibole).

  • This is the parent datafile of a dataset that comprises a set of 14+ geoscience products made up of mosaiced ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) scenes across Australia. The individual geoscience products are a combination of bands and band ratios to highlight different mineral groups and parameters including: False colour composite CSIRO Landsat TM Regolith Ratios Green vegetation content Ferric oxide content Ferric oxide composition Ferrous iron index Opaque index AlOH group content AlOH group composition Kaolin group index FeOH group content MgOH group content MgOH group composition Ferrous iron content in MgOH/carbonate Surface mineral group distribution (relative abundance and composition)

  • Argo Offshore Resource Map Series 1:1m

  • Three hundred and sixty-five surface and near-surface seabed samples provide the basis for an assessment of regional lithofacies variations on the Tasmanian shelf and in eastern and western Bass Strait. Quartz-rich sands with variable amounts of shell debris occur on the innermost shelf and on the rises flanking the central Bass Strait basin. They are essentially modern deposits derived in the main from Pleistocene near shore sand bodies reworked and transported landwards during the Holocene marine transgression. Muddy sediments of the middle shelf off eastern Tasmania and in central Bass Strait are sites of present-day sedimentation, but they are likely to form only a thin veneer, and include coarse material probably reworked from the Pleistocene and early Holocene substrate. Extensive areas of the middle and outer shelf, particularly off southern and western Tasmania, are floored by dominantly relict bryozoan sands and gravels. Fine-grained and shelly, slightly quartzose sands in areas of the middle shelf consist of relict sediment, and sediment from the late Holocene transgressive marine sand sheet, in about equal proportions. Four main suites of heavy minerals are present in the surface sediments. Provenance relationships with sources in the adjacent hinterland suggest that little offshore sediment transport parallel to the coastline has taken place. Rare grains of cassiterite were identified in marine sediments lying off the tin-producing areas of northeastern Tasmania, but 10 ppm Sn was the maximum value recorded in the geochemical analyses. Some phosphatisation of relict limestone gravels on the middle and outer shelf off northwestern Tasmania has taken place, but the highest recorded whole-rock analysis was 3.6 percent Pi>0. Density of sample stations in this part of the shelf is low.

  • This tile contains all multibeam data held by Geoscience Australia on August 2012 within the specified area. The data has been gridded to 50m resolution. Some deeper data has also been interpolated within the mapped area. The image provided can be viewed on the free software CARIS Easyview, available from the CARIS website: www.caris.com under Free Downloads.

  • This tile contains all multibeam data held by Geoscience Australia on August 2012 within the specified area. The data has been gridded to 50m resolution. Some deeper data has also been interpolated within the mapped area. The image provided can be viewed on the free software CARIS Easyview, available from the CARIS website: www.caris.com under Free Downloads.