Georgetown GIS (November 2002)

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
  • Croydon
  • Bullock Creek
  • 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.


Dataset persistent identifier DS000030
Dataset theme Geoscience data
Dataset contains these earth science data categories Geology
Permit number
Dataset is of geological features
Dataset start date 2001-07-01
Dataset end date 2002-11-01
Dataset extents in GeoJSON
Creator Geological Survey of Queensland
Maintainer email