Western Australian Mineral Exploration Index (WAMEX)
WAMEX is a searchable database of open file (public) mineral exploration reports. Access to WAMEX is free of charge and copies of the reports are available for download.
Mineral explorers are required to report annually on their exploration projects under Western Australian legislation. After a period of confidentiality, the exploration reports and data are made publicly available. These are referred to as open file reports.
Access the WAMEX database.
For any queries or problems with WAMEX, please contact Ann Fitton on 9222 3840.
Alternative to downloading WAMEX reports from the website.
An external disk drive containing copies of all open file reports is available in the Mineral House Library, Perth and the Joe Lord core library, Kalgoorlie. A copy of this disk drive can be made for individuals or companies. To obtain this service, and empty 2TB external drive is required. Bookings are necessary as the copying takes more than 1 day. The external drive is updated bi-monthly. Reports released in the last 2 months will only be available online.
These guidelines specify the contents, standards, and the formats required in the preparation and submission of mineral exploration reports, in accordance with Section 115A of the Mining Act 1978, (the Act).
Under Regulation 96(4) of the Mining Act, Mineral Exploration Reports held by the Department for 5 years may be released to Open File.