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  • Several species of Aconeceratinae occur in the Windalia Radiolarite (Upper Aptian) of the Carnarvon Basin of Western Australia. Two of them belong to the genus Aconeceras Hyatt, the third is made the type species of Eofalciferella nov., which is believed to be the ancestor of Falciferella Casey. Two new species of the latter genus have been discovered in the Upper Albian of northern South Australia. This is the first record of the genus outside England. Since Whitehouse (1926b, 1927, 1928) revised the then known Cretaceous species of Eastern Australia very little has been added to our knowledge about Australian Cretaceous ammonites. Spath (1926, 1940) first recorded the occurrence of Senonian and Maastrichtian ammonoid faunas in Western Australia. The important late Albian and Cenomanian assemblages of Northern Australia (Darwin, Bathurst and Melville Islands) are still only sketchily known (Etheridge fil. 1902, 1904, 1907) and are in need of revision, as has become evident from recent bed-for-bed collecting carried out in this area by Dr. B. Daily, of Adelaide. A monograph on this magnificent assemblage will shortly be published by Dr. C. W. Wright. An Upper Albian ammonoid fauna, collected by Dr. H. Wopfner, A. Hess, D. Scott and the author (all of Geosurveys of Australia Ltd., Adelaide), has recently been dispatched to Or. R. A. Reyment (Stockholm) for description. The Aptian/Albian, Senonian, and early Maastrichtian faunas of Western Australia are being described by the writer and the first two parts (Neoammonoidea Irregularia) will appear under the auspices of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra.

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  • Ice thickness measurements carried out by field parties based on Mawson during 1957-59 consisted of: (:) regional traverses in the form of closed loops extending several hundred kilometres inland from Mawson; (ii) semi-detailed traverses in the vicinity of a line of ice flow stakes about 25 Km from Mawson. The regional traverses showed that, beyond about 175 Km inland, the area surveyed is influenced strongly by the Lambert Glacier - Amery Ice Shelf system situated some 200 Km to the East. Preliminary contour plans of the ice and rock surfaces show fairly close correspondence. A sub-glacial extension of a range of mountains outcropping through the ice 80 Km to the East of the traverses was found. Work along the semi-detailed traverses close to Mawson detected sub-glacial extensions of the outcropping mountain ranges in the area. These extensions may explain the general direction of the coastline near Maws on.

  • The Fenton Fault, one of the major tectonic lines in the Canning and Fitzroy Basins, has always presented a major problem to geologists seeking to determine its true nature and significance. The investigation described in this report was intended to contribute towards a solution of the problem. This investigation included a seismic reflection traverse across the Fault in the area of Barnes Flow, near where previous gravity and airborne magnetic traverses had crossed it, together with refraction traverses on each side of and across the fault. The results of previous surveys are discussed, and show that the gravity meter is a most useful tool for the further investigation of the Fenton Fault. However, unless new and effective treatment of results can be devised, it is of doubtful value in investigating folding within the Fitzroy Basin, though this does not necessarily detract from its value for regional surveys. The airborne magnetometer on the other hand, is not a reasonable tool for investigating the Fault. It is concluded that the Fenton Fault at Barnes Flow is a normal fault, downthrown to the north-east, with a throw probably exceeding 10,000 feet. The thickness of the sedimentary section on the north side of the Fault near Barnes Flow probably exceeds 16,000 feet. On the south side a velocity of over 20,000 ft/sec. was recorded from a depth of 5,500 feet. This probably indicates the depth to basement at this point. On the south side of the Fault at Jurgurra Creek the sedimentary section appears to be about 7,000 feet thick. The conclusion that baaement is relatively shallow to the south of the fault could be tested by drilling. The rig used should be capable of drilling to at least 6,000 feet to ensure that the 20,000 ft/sec. refractor may be penetrated and identified.

  • An experimental seismic survey was conducted at Haddon Downs, South Australia, during Octobor and November.1957. The area lies within the Eromanga Sub-basin of the Great Artesian Basin, and at least 5,500 feet of Mesozoic section are known to exist there, part of which is of a marine facies. Preliminary reconnaissance work by geologists of Santos Ltd. which holds an Oil Prospecting Licence over the area, revealed some large anticlines on the surface. The Company has already completed a limited amount of gravity work which gives promise of supplying useful information on both regional and detailed subsurface structure. Two important refractors were recorded which may be useful for semi-regional mapping. A refractor of velocity 10,250 ft/sec. was recorded from a depth of about 2,700 feet, and this may represent the top of the marine Cretaceous section. The second refractor of velocity 17,000 ft/sec. and aidoroximate depth 7,250 feet may be just below the base of the Mesozoic section. Large multiple geophone arrays and pattern shots were needed to obtain good quality reflections over most of the area, except when shooting on the alluvial plains of the larger creeks. The sedimentary section was shown to be at least 8,000 feet and possibly 16,000 feet thick, The base of the Mesozoic section is interpreted as being 7,250 feet deep on the refraction traverse and 8,600 feet at the south-east end of the reflecta.on traverse. The rest of the section probably consists of Palaeozoic sediments. If so, the high velocity (17,000 ft/sec.) suggests that a dense elastic or crystalline limestone is probably present near the top of them. The structure of the Mesozoic section is subhorizontal, but there may be minor structures with dips less than 1 degree which correlate with the surface structures.

  • An experimental seismic survey was conducted at Surat, Queensland, on behalf of the Australisa Oil and Gas Corporation Limited during a five week period from May 28th to July 2nd. 1958. The area lies within the southeastern portion of the Great Artesian. Basin on Authority to Prospect No. 36P and, sel the evidence of numerous bores near Roma, and a few other scattered bore logs, is considered to contain sediments suitable for the generation and accumulation of hydrocarbons in possible, economic vantities. A local geological survey by the Australian Oil & Gas Corporation suggested a structure of considerable dimensions - the 'Weribone Uplift' - which, if substantiated, would provide a promising location for a stratigraphic test bore. The experimental survey conducted by the Bureaushowed that useful results could be obtained throughout the area by conventional methods of reflection and refraction shooting. The reflection shooting indicated a fairly uniform sedimentary section with generally flat-lying beds and a probable total thickness of 7,000 to 8,000 feet. The refraction work recorded several velocities: including one near 19,000 f/s which is assumed to be a basement velocity. Depths measured to this high Velocity refractor support the estimate of the thickness of sediments made from the reflection cross-section and indicate 4 south component of dip of about 40 ft. per mile across the area surveyed. Neither the reflection nor the refraction work gave any evidence for the existence of the 'Weribone Uplift'. However, the more northerly refraction traverse indicated a local component of north dip at basement depth, and a single reflection record shot along that traverse suggested a substantial thickening of the deeper sediments towards the north. Insufficient seismic work was done to estimate the northwards extent of this dip. Such limited evidence might well indicate a purely local irregularity in basement topography. On the other hand, the north dip could be extensive, and therefore structurally significant. Any further seismic work contemplated in this area should be directed, in the first instance, towards checking this possibility.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.