Province and Sedimentary Basin Geology

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Australia is relatively under-explored by international standards. Obtaining basic geoscience knowledge is important for attracting international investment in exploration. Such knowledge helps sustain Australia's oil and gas self-sufficiency.

Link to Coal GeologyCoal Geology
Coal is a combustible sedimentary rock formed from ancient vegetation which has been consolidated between other rock strata and transformed by the combined effects of microbial action, pressure and heat over a considerable time period.
Link to Geothermal Energy GeologyGeothermal Energy Geology
Geothermal energy is heat contained within the earth. The heat can be used directly, or to generate electricity.
Link to Uranium and Thorium GeologyUranium and Thorium Geology
Thorium is a naturally occurring radioactive element which is found in the Earth mainly in oxides, silicates, carbonates and phosphates. Australia is host to the world’s largest resource of easily recoverable uranium, and is a leading exporter of uranium worldwide.

Topic contact: energy@ga.gov.au Last updated: May 31, 2012