The Missing Link in the Tasmanides: Evaluating Tectonic Evolution and Resource Exploration Potential of the Southern Thomson Fold Belt (ARC Linkage Project administered by the University of Newcastle) (2015–2020)

Understanding the Thomson Orogen, which straddles the NSW-Qld border, is critical for developing geodynamic models for the evolution of eastern Australia, and assessing resource potential. However, it lies under the Great Artesian Basin. This project focusses on groundtruthing geophysical acquisition studies using drillcore from a targeted drilling program, designed to maximise the available tectono-stratigraphic information. The outcome will be a 3-D geological map of the region, which can be interrogated for mineral exploration targeting, and from which 4-D evolutionary geodynamic models of eastern Australian can be integrated.
Grant type:
University of Newcastle
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University of Newcastle