Victoria maps out the way

Accessing information about the earth's crust in Victoria, and how it links to other states, has become a whole lot easier with the launch of two international projects, Geoscience Victoria's senior information geologist Bruce Simons told MINING DAILY.

Accessing information about the earth’s crust in Victoria, and how it links to other states, has become a whole lot easier with the launch of two international projects, Geoscience Victoria’s senior information geologist Bruce Simons told MINING DAILY.

A new language that can link together geotechnical datasets from around the world was launched on Wednesday, following the release of Geoscience Australia’s first detailed map of Australia’s geology linking together states and territories.

“Australia and Victoria is very dependent on exploration,” Simons said.

“Anything we can do that will make exploration more attractive and successful for companies is a benefit, and both these projects make the exploration sector not only more attractive but also more successful.”

One of the projects, fondly referred to as One Geology, aims to develop a geological map of the world at a scale of a minimum of 1:1 million.

“Geoscience Australia’s contribution combines Australian geological mapping in detail and allows an opportunity to see how cross jurisdiction geology links together,” Simons said.

“Geoscience Victoria provided comprehensive datasets on Victoria’s geology for this project.

“Geology does not stop at state borders and this map has allowed the removal of mismatches across borders and for a better understanding of Victorian resources.”

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