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  • The R502 series of maps has been replaced by the National Topographic Map Series (NTMS). The R502 series consists of 542 map sheets and covers Australia at a scale of 1:250,000. It was compiled from aerial photography, but only about one quarter of the series was contoured. The standard sheet size is 1 degree of latitude by 1.5 degrees of longitude. Transverse Mercator map projection and Clark 1858 datum were used. Coverage of the country was completed in 1968.

  • A geophysical survey was made over a small hematitic iron ore-body situated in Mineral Claim 51B in the Hundred of Waterhouse, N.T. to test the applicability of the magnetic method. The absence of significant anomalies indicated that the method is unsuitable for locating similar iron ore deposits in the area, and that a full-scale magnetic survey is unwarranted.

  • The Betoota No. 1 well was drilled by Delhi Australian Petroleum Ltd, Frome-Broken Hill Company Pty Ltd, and Santos Limited, in far southwest Queensland to a total depth of 9,824 feet. Drilling was commenced on 22nd December 1959 and the well was completed on 18th April 1960 as a dry hole. The rig used was a National 130 owned by Delta Drilling Company. Delhi Australian Petroleum Ltd, as the operating company, supplied the supervisory, engineering, and geological personnel. A comprehensive programme to obtain all data relative to the hydrocarbon potential of the strata penetrated by the drill bit and stratigraphic information concerning the geological history of the area was diligently carried out. The operation also provided for a complete programme of electric and mud logging, testing and coring, carried out by the operating company and their contracted service companies. The Betoota No. 1 well established the presence of 5,757 feet of Mesozoic strata overlying 4,067 feet of sediments of probable Palaeozoic age at the site of the bore hole. Several showings of hydrocarbons were detected in sediments between 4,400 feet and 5,757 feet. Mter testing and examination of all evidence, they were considered to be noncommercial. From 3,450 feet to 5,757 feet some zones exhibiting very good porosity were encountered, but all were found to be water-bearing. Shales of both marine and brackishwater origin, regarded as suitable source rocks, occurred in the well between 1,350 feet and 3,245 feet and between 5,000 feet and 5,757 feet. The rest of the section penetrated was composed of sediments whose origin did not suggest conditions of accumulation likely to foster the generation of fluid hydrocarbons.

  • Between February and April 1961 the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics made a seismic survey in the Rosedale area of the Latrobe Valley, partly at the request of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria to provide more information about the brown coal measures in this area, and partly in order to test the Bureau's latest seismic recording equipment. One traverse, combining both reflection and refraction profiling techniques, was run south from the A.P.M. No.1 bore at Rosedale as far as Merrimans Creek, and a second traverse was run west from the bore as far as Toongabbie. Results show that the maximum thickness of the Tertiary sequence is about 3000 ft and that it thins gradually to 1000 ft at Toongabbie and rapidly to about 750 ft on the Baragwanath Anticline. It is shown that early Tertiary deposits were laid over the whole area but have been uplifted and partly eroded in late Tertiary or post Tertiary times in the Toongabbie and Baragwanath areas, but the main syncline sank and accumulated thick Tertiary sediments. Results show also that on the northern flank of the Baragwanath Anticline, where crossed by the seismic lines, the Tertiary and Jurassic sediments are steeply folded but not necessarily faulted. No positive information was obtained below 4500 ft but long refraction shots suggest that a high velocity basement does not exist at a depth less than 12,000 ft.

  • The R502 series of maps has been replaced by the National Topographic Map Series (NTMS). The R502 series consists of 542 map sheets and covers Australia at a scale of 1:250,000. It was compiled from aerial photography, but only about one quarter of the series was contoured. The standard sheet size is 1 degree of latitude by 1.5 degrees of longitude. Transverse Mercator map projection and Clark 1858 datum were used. Coverage of the country was completed in 1968.

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  • The R502 series of maps has been replaced by the National Topographic Map Series (NTMS). The R502 series consists of 542 map sheets and covers Australia at a scale of 1:250,000. It was compiled from aerial photography, but only about one quarter of the series was contoured. The standard sheet size is 1 degree of latitude by 1.5 degrees of longitude. Transverse Mercator map projection and Clark 1858 datum were used. Coverage of the country was completed in 1968.

  • Legacy product - no abstract available

  • Legacy product - no abstract available