Queensland NGMM project
Developing capabilities to deliver pre-competitive surface mineralogy of the Australian continent
This collaborative multi-stage project between the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) and CSIRO Exploration and Mining is part of the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship and the Queensland government’s Smart Exploration Program to develop, test and deliver airborne (and spaceborne) mineral mapping pre-competitive geoscience information products and capabilities for enhancing mineral exploration.
Two stages of airborne HyMap data acquisition covering 25000 km2 are to be collected in 2006-2007 in addition to satellite ASTER data for “extending” the geological information of the airborne coverage in the Mount Isa region (Figure 1).
Stage 1 HyMap geoscience products and associated ground/laboratory data were released in July 2007 and Stage 2 will be released in July 2008.
The project also involves researchers from Geoscience Australia, James Cook University, Curtin University and pmd*CRC who are helping in the geological synthesis of these mineral mapping data.
New “ECW” format image files for the processed HyMap and ASTER geoscience products are now available - click here to download stage 1 data and here to download stage 2 data.
Figure 1: Location of airborne HyMap data coverage across Qld collected as part of Stages 1 and 2, as well as the ASTER image coverage over Mount Isa.