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  • The Archean alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Archean age. All are from the Pilbara and Yilgarn Cratons of Western Australia.

  • The Proterozoic alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Proterozoic age.

  • The Paleozoic alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Paleozoic age.

  • The Paleozoic alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Paleozoic age.

  • The Paleozoic alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Paleozoic age.

  • The Archean alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Archean age. All are from the Pilbara and Yilgarn Cratons of Western Australia.

  • The Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP) aims to collect long period magnetotelluric data on a half degree (~55 km) grid across the Australian continent. New datasets have been collected in Northern Australia, as part of Geoscience Australia’s Exploring for the Future (EFTF) program with in-kind contributions from the Northern Territory Geological Survey and the Geological Survey of Queensland. This web service depicts the location of the 155 sites which were used in this study.

  • The Cenozoic alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Cenozoic age.

  • Alkaline and related rocks are a relatively rare class of igneous rocks worldwide. Alkaline rocks encompass a wide range of rock types and are mineralogically and geochemically diverse. They are typically though to have been derived by generally small to very small degrees of partial melting of a wide range of mantle compositions. As such these rocks have the potential to convey considerable information on the evolution of the Earth’s mantle (asthenosphere and lithosphere), particularly the role of metasomatism which may have been important in their generation or to which such rocks may themselves have contributed. Such rocks, by their unique compositions and or enriched source protoliths, also have considerable metallogenic potential, e.g., diamonds, Th, U, Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, REEs. It is evident that the geographic occurrences of many of these rock types are also important, and may relate to presence of old cratons, craton margins or major lithospheric breaks. Finally, many alkaline rocks also carry with them mantle xenoliths providing a snapshot of the lithospheric mantle composition at the time of their emplacement. Accordingly, although alkaline and related rocks comprise only a volumetrically minor component of the geology of Australia, they are of considerable importance to studies of lithospheric composition, evolution and architecture and to helping constrain the temporal evolution of the lithosphere, as well as more directly to metallogenesis and mineralisation. This contribution presents data on the distribution and geology of Australian alkaline and related rocks of Mesozoic age. The report and accompanying GIS document the distribution, age, lithology, mineralogy and other characteristics of these rocks (e.g., extrusive/intrusive, presence of mantle xenoliths, presence of diamonds), as well as references for data sources and descriptions. The report also reviews the nomenclature of alkaline rocks and classification procedures. GIS metadata are documented in the appendices.

  • The Mesozoic alkaline and related igneous rocks of Australia web map service depicts the spatial representation of the alkaline and related rocks of Mesozoic age.