Airborne Geophysics Index (MAGIX)
MAGIX is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based register and index of airborne geophysical surveys held by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). Although most surveys are those submitted and released under the provisions of the Mining Act 1978, any airborne survey may be submitted for inclusion in the register. The access conditions for non-statutory submissions may be specified by the owner of the survey data, ranging from complete confidentiality to open access.
1. If you are an EXPLORER looking for data:
You can download MAGIX Open file Company data free of charge using GeoView.WA. Datafiles are supplied in the same format in which they were submitted to Geological Survey of Western Australia. They normally include located and gridded data, and may also include logistics reports, images and interpretation material.
Access to Airborne Geophysics Index (MAGIX).
As a alternative to downloading, you can purchase a copy of all current open-file datasets on an external 320 Gb hard drive for $132 (including GST). Also included are WA state grids and images of magnetics, gravity and radiometrics data. (MAGIX Open-File Digital Data).
Submit your request via our online MAGIX Data Request form
If you want the data for a multi-client or confidential company survey listed in MAGIX, contact the nominated sales agent or data custodian. (How To Get Survey Data)
If you want ECW images or ERMapper grids of regional Government datasets, navigate to GSWA - Geology - Regional Geophysical Surveys archives. Here you will find georeferenced images of regional datasets (often merged with previously flown data from government and non-confidential company surveys), and preliminary grids and images from surveys in progress. There are also State compilations of gravity, magnetic and radiometrics. (Note: Imagery for some older surveys may not be available.)
If you want located line data or grids for regional GSWA Government surveys, go to the Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System (GADDS) website hosted by Geoscience Australia, where they can be downloaded free of change.
2. If you are a DATA OWNER wanting to register a survey:
There is a clear distinction between registering an airborne survey under the Mining Act and registering it under the Reporting Policy. If airborne data is submitted with an annual report it is registered under the Mining Act, and is released to open file when the report is released.
Alternatively, registering an airborne survey under the Reporting Policy means the owner is guaranteed 5 years confidentiality from the survey date, plus optional 5 years 'multi-client' data sales with a sales agent. The data only has to be submitted once, and we provide you a MAGIX registration number to be quoted in future reports.
To register a survey under the Reporting Policy, download and submit a survey registration form (under 'Documents' alongside) together with the located data in ASEG-GDF2 format and a copy of the operations report (preferably as a PDF or MS Word document).
To submit data files up to 2 GB on line, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the registration form attached and we will send you details on how to proceed.
Notice to data owners and agents — Reporting Policy multi-client conversion option
The Department does not send out notices to data owners alerting them to the expiry of the confidentiality period. If written advice of placement of the data with a sales agent together with a copy of the sales agreement is not received by the expiry date, the data will be released to Open File. Once released, the data cannot be converted to multi-client status.
Current Survey Reporting Policy
The Policy now forms part of the Mineral Exploration Reporting Guidelines as Appendix 2.
Get an Open File dataset via direct download, on CD or DVD, or on an external hard drive.
To obtain the data for a 'registered' or exclusive company survey listed in MAGIX, contact the nominated data custodian.
MAGIX is a GIS-based register and index of airborne geophysical surveys reported to the Department of Mines and Petroleum under the provisions of the Mining Act 1978. There are two layers of survey information, Registered and Government.