- Start Date:
- 1 Nov 2022
- End Date:
- 1 Nov 2033
- Western Australia
Funded by the Government of Western Australia and run by the Geological Survey of Western Australia, WA-Array aims to investigate the crustal and lithospheric mantle structures with the primary aim of identifying prospective regions for mineral exploration, especially in areas undercover.
WA-Array will also provide a unique opportunity to study the whole WA lithosphere related to early Earth tectonics and evolution. The WA-Array project will see the collection and interpretation of passive seismic data across Western Australia, at a nominal 40 km spacing, through nine regions with a total of 1600 temporary stations (Figure below) with two principle objectives:
1) the collection of a whole-state passive-source dataset that may be one of the densest regional scale arrays in the world; and
2) to provide a unique opportunity to map WA’s whole-lithospheric architecture with cutting-edge imaging techniques.
Participating Partner Research Orgs: The Geological Survey of Western Australia
Funding Agencies: The Government of Western Australia