Metadata : Northern Territory Mines


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Name: AS/NZS ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata, ANZLIC Metadata Profile

Version: 1.0

Date Metadata Extracted: 2020-08-04

Date Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-13

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ANZLIC Identifier: FA9808BABD9D2375E040CD9B21442B6C

Title: Northern Territory Mines

Citation Date: 1987-12-31

Date Type: creation

Custodian: Department of Primary Industry and Resources



Northern Territory Mines is a subset of the Mineral Occurrences Database (MODAT). MODAT provides information on metalliferous and non- metalliferous mineral occurrences and deposits within the Northern Territory. The data is captured by geologists from company reports and/or field work, and is stored in a Microsoft Access2010 database. Information includes deposit name, location, size, shape, origin, geological setting, host lithology, metamorphism, structure, mineralisation, wall rock alteration, past production and references

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Language: English

Character Set: Latin 1

Progress: completed

Maintenance and Update Frequency: continual

Data Currency Start Date: 1987-12-31

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Access Constraint: Copyright Northern Territory of Australia (Northern Territory Geological Survey) 2020
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Disclaimer: While all care has been taken to ensure that information contained in this publication is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of its information. The Northern Territory of Australia gives no warranty or assurance, and makes no representation as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained in this publication, or that it is suitable for your intended use. You should not rely upon information in this publication for the purpose of making any serious business or investment decisions without obtaining independent and/or professional advice in relation to your particular situation. The Northern Territory of Australia disclaims any liability or responsibility or duty of care towards any person for loss or damage caused by any use of, or reliance on the information contained in this publication.

Data Quality

Lineage: Mineral occurrences/deposit/mines captured on hardcopy. Transferred to Titan database in 1987. Transferred to Sybase database in 1992. Transferred to Access97 database in 1998 and Acces2002 in 2005. Transferred to Access2010 in 2013. Data captured from open file company exploration reports, geological publications, company Annual & Quarterly Reports and field observations and measurements by NTGS geologists.

Positional Accuracy: Approximately 100 - 300 metres. All new sites are located using hand-held GPS units or locations given in the relevant Company Reports. Decimal latitudes and longitudes & MGAs (GDA94 and AGD66 data) available for each site. Most sites have been plotted and checked for positional accuracy.

Attribute Accuracy: All mineral occurrences attributed by Metallogenic Geologists with experience in the Northern Territory. Some attributes (e.g. Model) are interpretative rather that descriptive.

Logical Consistency: Data type and relationships consistent with similar databases in other state agencies. Data normalised with some minor exceptions.

Completeness: Dynamic database. Continuous updating & creation of new records. The general situation is that the larger or more important the occurrence, the better the descriptive information.


Manager Geoscience Business SystemsDepartment of Primary Industry and ResourcesManager Geoscience Business Systemscustodian(08) 8999 5211(08) 8999

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Last updated 21 Feb 2014.

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