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Layer 05 Great Artesian Basin base of Hooray Sandstone and equivalents surface (GABWRA)


This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

Layer 05 Base of Hooray Sandstone and equivalents surface

Surface produced for the Great Artesian Water Resource Assessment (GABWRA) by Geoscience Australia (http://www.ga.gov.au). This surface was created for 3D visualisation of the Hooray Sandstone and Equivalents.

The surface is available in the following formats

  1. GOCAD surface (.ts)

  2. ESRI grid

  3. ASCII grid (.grd)

Use limitations:

  1. GOCAD surface requires program capable of reading GOCAD *.ts (triangulated surface) files

  2. ASCII grid data requires re-interpolation by end-user resulting in minor differences to accompanying GOCAD *.ts surface

This layer is part of a set comprised of:

Layer 01 3-second Digital Elevation Model surface (catalogue #75990)

Layer 02 Base of Cenozoic surface (catalogue #75991)

Layer 03 Base of Mackunda Formation and equivalents surface (catalogue #76021)

Layer 04 Base of Rolling Downs Group surface (catalogue #76022)

Layer 05 Base of Hooray Sandstone and equivalents surface (catalogue #76023)

Layer 06 Base of Injune Creek Group surface (catalogue #76024)

Layer 07 Base of Hutton Sandstone surface (catalogue #76025)

Layer 05-07 Base of Algebuckina Sandstone surface (catalogue #76952)

Layer 08A Base of Evergreen and Marburg formations (catalogue #76026)

Layer 08B Base of Poolowanna Formation (catalogue #76953)

Layer 09 Base of Precipice Sandstone and equivalents surface (catalogue #76027)

Layer 10 Base of Jurassic-Cretaceous sequence surface (catalogue #76028)

This dataset and associated metadata can be obtained from www.ga.gov.au, using catalogue number 76023.

Dataset History


Stratigraphic well picks were sourced from PEPS-SA (South Australian Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy, 2011) and QPED (Geological Survey of Queensland, 2010) and GABLOG (Habermehl 2001) databases. Previous interpretations of Base Hooray came from DERM (2005). Top of Westbourne contours came from Senior and associates (1997). In the offshore Carpentaria Basin, the western extent of the equivalent of the Hooray sandstone was taken from McConachie and Stainton 1994.


The layer boundary was modified from Habermehl and Lau (1997)/Welsh (2000).


For details on data processing, refer to "The three-dimensional visualisation of the Great Artesian Basin: A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment" Nelson, G. et. al 2012


See http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/gcat_76023

Dataset Citation

Geoscience Australia (2013) Layer 05 Great Artesian Basin base of Hooray Sandstone and equivalents surface (GABWRA). Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 10 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/e7d89c74-81fd-457d-baae-03ed44f1b4dd.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Layer 05 Great Artesian Basin base of Hooray Sandstone and equivalents surface (GABWRA)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2013
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/898b0d53-1ce8-498d-b7a0-4a6c0ad788eb
Date Published 2018-12-10
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2018-12-10 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program