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Industry data capture

Dedicated programs to upgrade the Northern Territory geoscience databases and online delivery systems.

A major program is underway by the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS) to capture all remaining legacy open-file exploration drilling and geochemistry data across the Northern Territory (NT), commencing with the McArthur Basin, Tennant Creek and Barkly regions.

In October 2016 a project to collect all the drilling and geochemistry from all currently held exploration leases in the NT was initiated.

This project is largely complete and has led to the release of:

  • More than 298,000 geolocated samples, and
  • Over 18,500 new drillhole collars.

Digital back-capture of legacy drilling and geochemistry commenced with a data capture project covering the prospective Batten Fault Zone area in the McArthur Basin in 2018 and early 2019.

A further 1,255 new drillhole collars and 21,308 downhole and surface geochemical samples were added to the database.

The next priority in 2019/20 is legacy data capture over the Tennant Creek mineral field and extending over the remainder of the Barkly region.

Drilling and Geochemistry GIS datasets are available through STRIKE, the NTGS Digital Information Package DIP001 or via the NT-wide geoscience datasets webpage.