GIS datasets

The Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) compiles GIS information packages that feature major regional studies reports. However, if errors are fixed or maps are updated after their release, the packages are not usually updated to reflect those changes. It may therefore be advantageous to purchase both the GIS information package and digital geological mapping data which contains more up-to-date information.

While GIS were built using now superseded versions of ESRI and MapInfo software, the shape and tab files are still compatible. ESRI versions were assembled using ArcView 3.2, so when ArcView (.apr) project files are imported into ArcMap, the colour symbolisation of geological units does not completely convert. There may also be issues with workspace (.wor) files in MapInfo.

South-East Queensland GIS, Version 2 (November 2002)

This integrated digital geological compilation covers an area from the New South Wales border, north to Rainbow Beach, and west to Toowoomba.

What data is included?

Datasets in the product include:

  • geological boundaries
  • structure
  • current and abandoned mine locations
  • geological site information
  • isotopic rock age dates
  • stratigraphic drilling locations
  • geochemistry
  • tenure (historical and current) as at October 2002
  • coal resource areas and quarry data
  • geophysical images with interpretations of the magnetic image.

Data coverage

The product contains seamless geological data compiled at a nominal scale of 1:100,000 for the following 1:100,000 map sheets:

  • Laguna Bay
  • Gympie
  • Goomeri
  • Murgon
  • Boondooma
  • Jandowae
  • Nanango
  • Kingaroy
  • Nambour
  • Caloundra
  • Esk
  • Oakey
  • Toowoomba
  • Caboolture
  • Brisbane
  • Helidon
  • Ipswich
  • Beenleigh
  • Warwick
  • Mount Lindesay
  • Murwillumbah.

Data format

The data comes from GSQ's regional geological mapping programs, university theses and exploration company mapping, and is supplied in both ArcView and MapInfo formats.

Yarrol-Connors-Auburn GIS, Version 2 (June 2005)

This integrated digital geological compilation for the Central Queensland region covers an area from Mackay in the north, to Mundubbera in the south, and is centred on the former world-class gold deposit at Mount Morgan.

What data is included?

Datasets in the product include:

  • geology of the area
  • solid geology based on tectonic setting
  • airborne magnetic and radiometric images
  • gravity images
  • landsat images
  • geophysical interpretation
  • whole rock geochemical and geochronological data for igneous units
  • locations of historical exploration tenures
  • locations and descriptions of approximately 1,600 mineral occurrences
  • over 26,000 geological site observations.

Data coverage

The package contains results of detailed GSQ geological and mineral occurrence mapping programs from 1995 to 1999 for the following 1:250,000 map sheets:

  • Mackay
  • St Lawrence
  • Rockhampton
  • Duaringa
  • Mundubbera
  • Monto.

Data format

Data is supplied in both ArcView and MapInfo formats and can also be viewed using the Geoviewer software provided.

North Queensland gold and base metals study

The North Queensland gold and base metals study was conducted in two stages. The first stage covered the Georgetown (Etheridge and Croydon) region and the second stage covered the Charters Towers region.

The reinterpretation of data for these regions involved a desktop analysis using geophysical data acquired through original mapping, followed by limited field checking of significant geological revisions.

Stage 1: Georgetown (November 2002)

The North Queensland Gold and Base Metals Study, Georgetown, is an integrated digital geological information package for the Georgetown area.

The Georgetown area is most prospective for epithermal gold systems, the Broken Hill type base metal mineralisation model, Kidston-Mount Leyshon type gold model, and possibly Carlin style mineralisation.

What data is included?

Datasets in the product include:

  • geology and explanatory notes
  • mineral occurrences
  • geophysical images
  • interpreted magnetic lineaments
  • whole rock geochemistry
  • geological field observations
  • historic exploration tenure
  • solid geology interpretation (excluding alluvium, soils, regolith and Mesozoic age rocks).

Data coverage

The data covers the following 1:100,000 map sheets:

  • Lyndbrook
  • Bullock Creek
  • Croydon
  • Gilbert River
  • Forest Home
  • Georgetown
  • Mount Surprise
  • Saint Ronans
  • Prospect
  • Esmeralda
  • North Head
  • Forsayth
  • Einasleigh
  • Conjuboy
  • Pelham
  • Bellfield
  • Gilberton
  • Lyndhurst
  • Burges
  • Etherdale
  • Mount Norman
  • Hampstead.

Data format

The data is supplied in both ArcView and MapInfo formats.

Stage 2: Charters Towers (November 2003)

The North Queensland Gold and Base Metal Study, Charters Towers, is an integrated digital geological information package for the Charters Towers area.

The Charters Towers area is most prospective for mesothermal granite-hosted veins (Charters Towers), intrusive-related, breccia-hosted (Mount Leyshon), and mesothermal multiphase vein (Nolan's-Sarsfield) gold deposit styles and volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit styles (Highway, Reward and Thalanga).

What data is included?

Datasets in the product include:

  • geology (surface and basement) and explanatory notes
  • mineral occurrences
  • geophysical images
  • interpreted magnetic lineaments
  • geological field observations
  • whole rock geochemistry
  • exploration geochemistry sample locations
  • topographic map themes
  • historic exploration tenure
  • basement geology interpretation (excluding alluvium, soils, regolith and some Mesozoic age rocks).

Data coverage

The data covers the following 1:100,000 map sheets:

  • Conjuboy
  • Valley of Lagoons
  • Kangaroo Hills
  • Ingham
  • Palm Islands
  • Burges
  • Clarke River
  • Ewan
  • Rollingstone
  • Townsville
  • Chudleigh Park
  • Wandovale
  • Maryvale
  • Hillgrove
  • Dotswood
  • Mingela
  • White Mountains
  • Lolworth
  • Homestead
  • Charters Towers
  • Ravenswood
  • Pentland (part of).

Data format

The data is supplied in both ArcView and MapInfo formats.

How to get the GIS data

You can download these data packages from QDEX Data.

Contact us

For more information contact the Geological Survey of Queensland.

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)