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Centre refurbishment
The Geological Survey of
Queenland (GSQ) core library
facility at Zillmere has recently
undergone a facelift with
accommodation provided
for the AuScope HyLoggerTM
and associated core handling
facilities. These include
additional storage racks, a
refurbished core inspection
courtyard (now fully enclosed
and weatherproofed while
still providing natural light),
new core layout tables and an
extended loading dock.

Mount Isa drill core
facility                                           Refurbished core examination area (gsq050)

The new $4.8 million drill core
facility at Mount Isa is due to
be opened in July 2010.
The Mount Isa City Council
approved the development
application on 26 August
2009. Tender documents were
completed and released on 30
September 2009 and tenders
closed on 21 October 2009.
Construction is due to be
completed in April 2010
followed by fit out in time for
the opening.

                                                      Mount Isa core store artist’s impression.

                                    Queensland Government Mining Journal Spring 2009 75
The new atlas                     New publications
                                                                    Data updates
                                  Queensland Geological
provides                          Record 2009/03                    These data products have           •	 Queensland	Petroleum	
                                  Joint GSQ-GA NGA                  been updated.                         Exploration Database—
the most                          geochronology project                                                   QPED
                                  New England Orogen and            Queensland exploration
comprehensive                     Drummond Basin, 2008              geochemistry data August           •	 Seismic	Shotpoint	
                                                                    2009                                  Location Database—
geoscientific                     This report presents new          This database includes                SPLOC
                                  SHRIMP U–Pb zircon results        stream sediments, soils,
                                                                                                       •	 Digital	wireline	logs	of	all	
review of                         for 10 samples from the           rock chips, drill collars, drill
                                                                                                          available petroleum and
                                  New England Orogen and            assays, drill hole geology
                                                                                                          stratigraphic wells
Queensland’s                      Drummond Basin carried            and down hole survey data
                                  out under the auspices of         and is delivered in the            The Petroleum Geoscience
sedimentary                       the National Geoscience           Explorer 3 and ASCII formats,      data can also be
                                  Agreement (NGA) between           as well as MapInfo tables.         downloaded from the
basins and                        Geoscience Australia and          The Explorer 3 program             Interactive Resource and
                                  the Geological Survey of          distributed with the DVD is        Tenure Maps (IRTM) as
includes an                       Queensland during the             read-only, with reporting and      ‘QPED Well Data’. A list
                                  2007–08 financial year.           export options.                    of the wells with digital
open-file dataset                 A companion report completed      (Sale price $135.70)
                                                                                                       wireline logs is available for
                                  under the same agreement                                             download as ‘Digital Wireline
applicable                        contains the results of 11 new    Queensland petroleum               Log Summary’.
                                  SHRIMP U–Pb zircon results        geoscience and wireline log
                                                                                                       (Sale price $135.70)
to carbon                         from the Mount Isa region.        data July 2009
                                                                    This DVD contains:
geostorage and                    The data and age
                                  interpretations contained in
                                                                    •	 Petroleum	production	
basin studies.                    these reports are available
                                  in the OZCHRON database,
                                  maintained by Geoscience
                                  Australia (
                                  (Authors: AJ Cross, DJ Purdy,
                                  RJ Bultitude, CR Dhnaram
                                  and FE von Gnielinski;
                                  Sale price $14.00)
                                  Queensland Carbon Dioxide
                                  Geological Storage Atlas
                                  The new atlas provides
                                  the most comprehensive
                                  geoscientific review of
                                  Queensland’s sedimentary
                                  basins and includes an
                                  open-file dataset applicable to
                                  carbon geostorage and basin
                                  studies. The Atlas is part of a
                                  pre-competitive geoscience
                                  data package leading up to the
                                  first greenhouse gas storage
                                  land release for exploration
                                  tenure in Queensland.
                                  To purchase a copy ring
                                  +61 7 3237 1434 or email
                                                                    Information Centre
                                  (Sale price of atlas and DVD      Level 2, Mineral House
                                  $184.45 or $116.75 for the        41 George Street, Brisbane
                                  DVD only)                         +61 7 3237 1434 l

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