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  • The first discovery of bauxite in South Gippsland which was brought to public notice is said to .have been made in 1918 by Mr. Donald Clarke on the property known as Nahoo , allotment 8, Parish of Narracan South. Bauxite from this deposit has been used for chemical purposes for over twenty years. It is understood that other occurrences had been noted prior to Mr Clarke's report. Eleven additional discoveries were made from time to time up to April, 1942, when the extensive prospecting programme mentioned in the foreword was undertaken. In the short time that has elapsed since then a further twelve deposits have .been discovered, making a total of 24 deposits in the adjoining parishes of Moe, Allambee East, Narracan South, Mirboo and Budgeree in the county of Buln Buln. Several of these deposits have been systematically tested by shaft sinking and boring. The deposits at Boolarra, Oallignee and Nahoo have been reported on very briefly by Whitelaw (1921), Ferguson (1936) and Baragwanath (1940), but there have been no detailed descriptions of the deposits and no general account of their geological relationships. It should be noted that there has been no authenticated report of the occurrence of bauxite in Victoria outside South Gippsland and that little is known of the deposits other than those in the Boolarra-Mirboo North area.

  • A geological examination of the Hog Farm and its vicinity in Gungahlin District was undertaken in response to a request from the Property and Survey Branch, Department of the Interior. The object of the survey was to determine the possibilities of obtaining underground water and to indicate any areas considered favourable. The location, topography, geology, and possibilities of obtaining supplies of underground water at Hog Farm are discussed in this report. A geological plan of the vicinity is included.

  • The stock saleyards comprise Block 41, Gungahlin district and are on the southeastern side of Federal Highway, 3.5 miles north from Civic Centre. A smaller area on the western extremity of the block, including stock pens, huts etc. is without water supply. The topography, geology and possibilities of obtaining underground water are discussed in this report.

  • Sediments of Lower Cretaceous age are widely distributed in Queensland, northern New South Wales and northern South Australia. Their distribution is closely linked with the Great Artesian Basin, which covers an area exceeding 500,000 square miles. Many bores have been put down in this Basin to tap the aquifers which are present in the Jurassic rocks underlying the Cretaceous. Much material remains to be examined and a full report will be prepared after the examinations have been completed. This report comprises notes on the source of microfossil material, notes on the microfauna, a list of localities, and a distribution list of foraminifera. A map of the localities from which samples have been examined is included.

  • Findings from a micro-examination of samples taken from the depths of 2,110 feet down to 3,533 feet 11 inches. The series is in continuation of that reported upon 11/10/44.

  • Bore No. 3831 on W.L. Fennell's property is situated about 30 miles northeast of Langbien's bores. This report describes the results of a micro-examination of samples taken from 6 feet down to 1118 feet.

  • A preliminary geological examination of an area at the northern extremity of Gungahlin district was carried out for the purpose of determining with fair approximation the area occupied by slate apparently suitable for brick-making. The geology of the area and the suitability of the site for a brick pit are discussed in this report. A geological sketch map of the district is included.

  • The Pilot Bore is situated 130 feet north of the Lakes Entrance Shaft and 80 feet above mean tide level. The principal purpose of the bore was to provide information on the position and flow of aquifers and on the nature of the rock ahead of shaft sinking operations. Percussion drilling was used to ensure that information on water horizons should be as accurate as possible. This report summarises the information so far obtained from the Pilot Bore, Lakes Entrance, and should be regarded as an interim statement pending the completion of work on the cores. The task of correlating this information with that obtained from other sources and the discussion of its bearing on regional problems are reserved for a more detailed report when the work has been concluded.

  • This report deals with saturation and porosity tests carried out on 28 core samples from the pilot bore at Lakes Entrance. The experimental work, measurements and results are discussed.

  • On 21st November, 1944, a visit was made to the above block at the request of the lessee (Mr. G.D.C. Tanner) who had asked for advice regarding water supply. The report following this visit recommended the testing of an alluvium-filled basin which occupies part of the southeastern quarter of the block. Subsequently Mr. Tanner sank a well at a site about 1,000 feet south of the point indicated as most favourable. For all practical purposes it may be considered that the well has proved that the alluvium is not capable of yielding a useful supply of water at the end of a dry period, and it became necessary to consider the possibility of obtaining water from the bedrock. The present report embodies results of a further examination with this end in view. The location, topography, geology, and possibility of underground water at Block 10 are discussed in this report. A geological sketch map of Block 10 is included.