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MAPPING: 3-D exploration model covers all of South Australia

SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The South Australian Geophysical Reference Model was launched to the international exploration community at this week’s 25th Geophysical Conference & Exhibition in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

The model allows users to bring to life the state’s vast resource data sets of geological landscapes.

It draws on the state’s countless geo-data sets, enabling users to view different attributes on cross-sections of the earth. By better defining the geological setting, the model can help exploration companies to make informed decisions to better target exploration programs, taking them closer to making new mineral discoveries.

This is the first time a model of its size, complexity and richness of geophysical data has been produced for the whole of an Australian state.

The model was developed in collaboration between the South Australian Department of State Development, the University of Adelaide, Geoscience Australia and the Deep Exploration Technologies Co-operative Research Centre and aligns with the national UNCOVER initiative.

Exploration companies can take advantage of the capabilities of this new model by viewing it at the Holloway Geoscience 3D Theatre at the South Australia Drill Core Reference Library or by going to;jsessionid=6C8BF291D07473B9171F5E1E5DBD01A8.

(Editor’s note: I had trouble loading the webpage using other than the Microsoft Edge browser.)

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