Geological Regions of Australia, 1:5 000 000 scale
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This data set is a classification of the Australian continent into 2-dimensional surface regions. A geological region is a relatively large geographical area with a cohesive, albeit in some cases complex, geological assemblage (Bain and Draper 1997, AGSO Bulletin 240); significantly different in overall geology from the adjoining regions, and differs from geological province in that it does not include depth or time dimensions.
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The original data was derived from the digital version of the 1978 BMR 1:2 500 000 Geological Map of Australia. The individual units were attributed with the contents of BMR Bulletin 181 (Palfreyman, 1984). Linework and each attribute was validated against current geoscientific knowledge and the preliminary (Geology (1:2,500,000) (National Geoscience Dataset) by Shaw, Yeates, Doutch, Palfreyman and Blake, 1998)
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