Geological Mapping Services

Four major benefits To Choose Cranfield Geoservices for Geological mapping for your Mineral and Energy resources project


Overview of the value Geological Mapping

Geological mapping is a fundamental primary tool of the field geologist.  Delineating the relationships between  rock units and mineral and energy resources in a region is fundamental to an understanding of a region at all scales. Discovering the age, stratigraphical, sedimentoloical,  structural and intrusive relationships of rock units and the timing and of the creation of mineral and energy resources within them forms the basis of all exploration.  At a regional scale this work was carried out by Government geological surveys and at a  local (prospect) scale by exploration companies.  This work includes drilling, geophysical and other remote sensing surveys (including hyperspectral data over landscapes and drill core) and data combined with geochemical testing of drill and surface samples. Logical integration of all these  sets is critical to develop cost-effective targeted exploration.  From extensive experience in geological terrains in Queensland, Papua New Guinea, China, Hon Kong and Mongolia our company can offer your property field mapping, and  target generation of your mineral and energy projects.

CGSI will undertake QAQC reviews of :

  • Field mapping of minerals and energy resource areas with focused  reinterpretation of airborne, ground-based and down-hole geophysics
  • Energy and mineral resource exploration targeting services
  • use of portable XRF for sampling
  • the effectiveness of current drilling programs and advising on modifications to the program
  •  Effective integration of use of remote sensing techniques for targeting of mineral and energy resource anomalies
  • Effective use of geophysical techniques on your tenement with advice on specific studies of rock properties

A list of more than 100 publications is included in article summarizing my career as a geologist.  These show a range of expertise in coal, mineral resources, Geological Mapping, and Basin  Analysis.

Mapping and resource product- Surat Basin coal seam gas units and methodology to establish a new stratigraphic framework

Data integration undertaken  by CCGSI was an coal seam gas industry priority project in the eastern Surat Basin.  Digital data  is now available for viewing in MinesOnline Maps. The attached document provides instructions for how you can view ttshe data in Mines Oline Maps from  Queensland government,s DNRM website:

Digital data

You can  download a copy of the digital data from the site  QSpatial: on the Queensland Government website.

The data is available as a separate package called: “Coal Seam Gas Units 2017 – Northern Surat and Clarence Moreton Basins”.   Alternatively you can download the Detailed Structure, Surface and Solid geology if you want the latest geology for the state.  (The new interpretation is included in the state-wide coverage).

Links for each of these packages are provided below:

Surat only digital package: View the digital package here

Detailed Structure:  The detailed structural interpretation from surface and subsurface data is given here

Detailed Surface geology: A detailed digital Surface geology interpretation is shown by linking to the data.

Detailed Solid geology: The interpretation of both the underlying subsurface extent and the surface outcrop of the Walloon Coal Measures and the Springbok Sandstone is depicted in the Solid Geology digital coverage.

Report and hard copy maps

Cranfield, L.C., 2017: Mapping of Surat Basin coal seam reservoir units.  Queensland Minerals and Energy Review.  Department of Natural Resources and Mines.Click here for report and hard copy map details