Legacy exploration data capture continues in the McArthur Basin

Bauhinia DOwns and Robinson River

A major program funded under the Resourcing the Territory initiative is the capture and release of legacy exploration data from across the Territory.

The latest release comprises legacy drilling and geochemistry geolocated data digitally captured from 103 company reports from across the Tanumbirini, Beetaloo & Helen Springs 1:250 000 map sheets, covering the Beetaloo Sub-basin and Tomkinson Province. This data includes 1,705 drillhole collars, with 15,053 down-hole samples with geochemical results.  A further 4,904 surface samples (stream sediment, soil and rock chip) including associated geochemical assays have also been captured.

Since the Resourcing the Territory initiative commenced, legacy data has been captured from 3,201 company reports, with 120,413 drillhole collars, 561,738 drillhole samples and 256,130 surface geochemical samples added to the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS) Drilling and Geochemistry database.

NT surface sample geochemistry and drillhole locations are provided for download in MapInfo tab, KML, ESRI shapefile and csv file formats from the STRIKE website.