ASEG Test Ranges

The ASEG’s Technical Standards Committee is responsible for implementing industry wide standards to aid in data transfer and data quality.

Currently the committee is not active on any projects but members who would like to work towards industry wide standards are invited to contact the ASEG Secretariat or the Webmaster.


1. Carnamah Radiometrics Test Range (WA)

The objective of this work is to define areas for overflying by radiometric survey aircraft in order to standardise the response of signals recorded in different aircraft using different recording equipment.

More information on the radiometric test range can be found here.

2. Kauring Airborne Gravity test range (WA)

The Kauring airborne gravity test site provides a location for benchmarking the capabilities of airborne gravity (AG), airborne gravity gradiometer (AGG) and other airborne sensing systems. The site is located approximately 100 kilometres east of Perth, Western Australia, is free of low level flight restrictions, has minimal human infrastructure and hosts gentle rolling topography. Significant gravity and magnetic anomalies have been defined within the Kauring test site by detailed ground and airborne surveys.

More information on the Kauring gravity test range can be found here.

3. EM Test Ranges (WA)

SGC (Southern Geoscience) supplies dataset for two EM test ranges: Forrestania & Nepean. The targets are different and cover ground typical of the WA Goldfields. The sites have discrete small sulphide orebodies which are particularly useful for systems used in base metal exploration than must detect deep conductors in a conductive earth. They have been surveyed by a different mix of systems.

More information on the WA EM test ranges can be found here

4. NSW Radiometric Calibration Pads

Please contact Steve Hall at

Steve Hall

Manager Core Library

NSW Resources & Energy 

W B Clarke Geoscience Centre

947-953 Londonderry Road


(02) 4777 0322


More information here