Exploring for the Future
As part of a wider Australian Government initiative to boost economic development in northern Australia, Geoscience Australia (GA) is leading the Exploring for the Future program in collaboration with State and Territory partners such as the Northern Territory Geological Survey to acquire data and build our knowledge of mineral, energy, and groundwater resources across the NT.
Between 2017 and 2020 several geoscience research projects will be working across northern Australia including:
- Airborne electromagnetic surveys
- Bore water testing
- Borehole logging and hydraulic testing
- Soil geochemistry
- Magnetotelluric surveys
- Seismic surveys
- Stratigraphic drilling
The information collected from these surveys will be publicly available via the GA website.
An overview of current Exploring for the Future activities.
|1 - AEM survey, East Kimberly||7 - Southern Stuart Corridor AEM Survey||13 - North Australia Geochemistry survey|
|2 - Solid geology map||8 - Hydrogeochemistry sampling, Tennant Creek||14 - Bore hole monitoring, Upper Burdekin|
|3 - AEM survey, Northern Stuart Corridor||9 - AusLAMP survey||15 - AEM survey, Galilee Basin|
|4 - AusAEM survey, Mt Isa to Tennant Creek||10 - Hydrogeochemistry sampling, McArthur Basin||16 - AEM survey - Surat Basin|
|5 - Onshore drilling assessment, Mt Isa to Tennant Creek||11 - South Nicholson gravity survey||17 - Coompana drilling program|
|6 - AusARRAY survey, Mt Isa to Tennant Creek||12 - South Nicholson seismic survey|
Last updated: 20 September 2019