Mound springs of the Great Artesian Basin in South Australia: a case study from Olympic Dam

@article{Mudd2000MoundSO,
  title={Mound springs of the Great Artesian Basin in South Australia: a case study from Olympic Dam},
  author={Gavin M. Mudd},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39},
  pages={463-476}
}
  • G. Mudd
  • Published 14 March 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Geology
Abstract The mound springs of South Australia are a unique groundwater discharge feature of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), a deep regional groundwater system that covers 22% of the Australian continent. They are the principal sources of surface water in the arid to semi-arid inland heart of Australia, and have great ecological, scientific, anthropological and economic significance. Excessive development of the Great Artesian Basin over the past century by European activity has seen an overall… 

Desert Springs of the Australian Great Artesian Basin

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) underlies about one fifth of mainland Australia. Much of this area is arid or semiarid and often artesian water is the only reliable source of potable water,

Springs of the Great Artesian Basin – Oases of Life in Australia’s Arid and Semi-arid Interior

Springs of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) are among the most revered, structurally complex, ecologically diverse and threatened groundwater-dependent ecosystems in Australia. In 2018, the Council of

Electrical geophysics of carbonate mound spring complexes of the South- Western Great Artesian Basin

Artesian mound springs occur along the south-western edge of the Great Artesian Basin, in northern South Australia, but their underground structure and relationship to faulting is not well

Isolated Spring Wetlands in the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts, USA: Potential Response of Vegetation to Groundwater Withdrawal

On-site monitoring of biotic variables (including cover of selected hygrophytes and phreatophytes) should be a necessary complement to the planned monitoring of local hydrologic conditions.

The mound springs of South Australia: their electromagnetic signature and fractal dimension

The importance of groundwater to remote and regional Australia cannot be understated, due to the intermittent and unreliable rainfall in these areas, as well as the unreliability of other water

Predicting risk to biodiversity as a function of aquifer pressure in GAB mound springs

Plants and aquatic invertebrates endemic to mound springs of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) of Australia are of national biodiversity significance. Springs occur in groups, and current survey data
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 33 REFERENCES

THE LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF MOUND SPRINGS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA : IMPLICATIONS FOR OLYMPIC DAM

The Mound Springs of South Australia are unique groundwater discharge features of the Great Artesian Basin, a deep regional groundwater system that covers over one-fifth of the Australia continent.

Chlorine 36 Dating of Very Old Groundwater: 3. Further Studies in the Great Artesian Basin, Australia

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB), Australia, contains several groundwater types within the Lower Cretaceous-Jurassic confined aquifer system with distinctly different chemistry. The groundwater flow

The Great Artesian Basin, Australia

Deposition of the unconformity-bounded sequence comprising the Great Artesian Basin in eastern Australia occurred in the Upper Zenithic phase as classified by the biblical geological model proposed

Chlorine 36 dating of very old groundwater: 1. The Great Artesian Basin, Australia

Chlorine 36 has many advantages as a dating tool for very old groundwater. These advantages include a suitable half-life (3.01 x 10/sup 5/ years), simple geochemistry, conservative behavior in

Review of the application of isotopic studies to the genesis of Cu-Au mineralisation at Olympic Dam and Au mineralisation at Porgera, the Tennant Creek district and Yilgarn Craton

This paper reviews the application of radiogenic isotopes to the study of four Cu‐U and Au deposits or deposit types in the Australasian region: Olympic Dam, Porgera, the Proterozoic Au deposits of

Documentation of a computer program to simulate horizontal-flow barriers using the U.S. Geological Survey's modular three-dimensional finite-difference ground-water flow model

The Horizontal-Flow-Barrier Package simulates thin, vertical low-permeability geologic features that impede the horizontal flow of ground water as a series of horizontalflow barriers conceptually situated on the boundaries between pairs of adjacent cells in the finite-difference grid.

Springs in the Great Artesian Basin – their origin and nature

  • Bur Min Resourc Austr Rep 235, BMR Microfilm MF
  • 1982

Groundwater movement and hydrochemistry of the Great Artesian Basin Australia. In: Mesozoic geology of the eastern Australia Plate conference

  • Geol Soc Austr Extended Abstr
  • 1996