[Parameters: Topic='SOLID EARTH', Term='TECTONICS', Variable_Level_1='PLATE BOUNDARIES']
Geology of Australia (1976) Digital Version; NRIC, AustraliaEntry ID: EARTH_CRUST_AUS_NRIC_Geol1
Abstract: The Geology of Australia was a 1976 1:2500000 scale 4 quadrant set
of mapsheets issued by the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and
Geophysics, Canberra, ACT, Australia. This data set is the digital
version of Geology of Australia (1976). The digital data is scanned
from printing separates held by the Australian federal Bureau of
Mineral Resources. The data was then cleaned and coverages ... created.
It is about 32 megabytes (uncompressed).
Five layers are presented in the dataset: lithology, Cenozoic cover,
faults, lakes, and structure. Lithology information includes bedrock
geology topologically structured. Cenozoic surficial cover (spelled
"Cainozoic" by Australian geologists) is also topologically structured.
Faults are presented as arcs only. Synclines and anticlines are also
presented as arcs only. Lake coverage is topologically structured.
The data is in a Arc/Info GIS form, EXPORT (ArcInfo EXPORT format).
The data is available for $A200.00 plus $15.00 postage/handling in
Australia and $20.00 postage/handling for orders outside Australia
from National Resource Information Centre. Order form from NRIC
(Fax 06 2724687) or mail to: NRIC, PO Box E11, Queen Victoria Terrace,
Parkes, ACT 2601.
Start Date: 1990-05-09Stop Date: 1991-06-01
Paleo Temporal Coverage
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FOLDS
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > PLATE BOUNDARIES
Palfreyman W.D. 1984: Guide to the Geology of Australia, Bureau of Mineral
Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 181, (111p).
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-05-23