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Constraining the architecture of the western Gawler Craton using geology and geophysics

The recent acquisition and interpretation of the deep crustal seismic line 13GA-EG1 has allowed a new 3D model to be constructed for the western Gawler Craton. The new 3D model expands on the Eastern Gawler IOGC / Woomera Prohibited Area model, which sits to the north and east of this seismic line.

Interpretations used to construct this model were derived from a cross-border collaborative work program between the Geological Survey of South Australia, the Geological Survey of Western Australia and Geoscience Australia, initiated by the collection of seismic line 13GA-EG1.

This is the first of three models which will cover the length of the seismic line 13GA-EG1; the others being the Albany-Fraser Orogen model in Western Australia and the Coompana model which straddles the WA/SA border. These are being worked on and will be published in the coming years to produce a continuous crustal architecture and density model between the Gawler and Yilgarn Cratons.

3D Architecture model of the western Gawler Craton


Download the 3D Architecture model of the western Gawler Craton

3D Architecture model of the western Gawler Craton location map Note: these models are presented as a 'proof of concept' only and their accuracy (spatial or otherwise) should not be relied upon for exploration or other decision making processes.

Publication Date: May 2017

For more information, contact:

Tom Wise
Project Geologist

+61 8 8463 3079
tom.wise@sa.gov.au