This is a single EL that straddles the Central Australian Railway. Waterbore intercepts of phosphate and previous drilling by Vale indicate prospectivity. MIRA depth to basement modelling and more recent geophysical data acquired by petroleum explorers suggests that there are multiple basement ridges possibly reflecting a NW-SE trending folded and eroded basement which could be a locus for phosphate deposition.
The Burge Bore Project area with pastoral leases shown in pale green and Aboriginal Land in pale yellow. The pink polygon is the Lake Woods Site of Conservation Significance. The waterbores (blue dots), Vale exploration holes (labelled black dots) and other drillholes (red dots) used in the in-house study are shown.