GSWA projects

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) focuses on regional field mapping, acquiring regional geophysical surveys, detailed basin and energy studies, and targeted mineral resources projects. GSWA enhances its work by collaborating with external organisations.

The image shows the areas where GSWA is working. You can find a detailed breakdown of GSWA’s projects in the latest work program. The numbers on the image correspond to GSWA’s project areas. To discover how GSWA is collaborating with other agencies on some exciting geoscience projects that will benefit the state, view Collaborative projects. The annual GSWA Open Day showcases the latest results from its geoscience programs; presentations and posters from the GSWA Open Day 2017 are also available.

Where are we working map for web 2018
  1. Kimberley: field mapping; integrated geological, geochemical, geophysical and prospectivity studies; GIS capture of existing geoscientific data
  2. Canning Basin: studies of petroleum systems; deep crustal seismic line; lithostratigraphic studies of Ordovician, Devonian and Permo–Carboniferous rocks; sequestration studies of western Canning Basin
  3. West Tanami: regolith mapping, REE mineralisation studies
  4. Paterson: geochronological, isotopic and mineralisation studies
  5. Ngururrpa: gravity capture; regolith sampling and geochemistry
  6. Murraba Basin: re-evaluation of Neoproterozoic stratigraphy
  7. West Arunta: bedrock and regolith mapping
  8. Amadeus Basin: field mapping; basin-wide lithostratigraphic, structural and geochronological studies, stromatolite biostratigraphy, and geophysical interpretation
  9. West Musgrave Province: multi-themed integrated geoscientific studies and modelling
  10. Fortescue and Hamersley Basins: integrated geochemical, isotopic and geochronological study of igneous and sedimentary rocks
  11. Ashburton Basin: geochronology, stratigraphy and mineralisation studies
  12. Carnarvon Basin: Permo–Triassic biostratigraphy and source-rock studies
  13. Capricorn Orogen: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies
  14. Eastern Capricorn basins: GIS capture of existing geoscientific data
  15. Kalbarri National Park: Kalbarri Unearthed – A guide to the geology of the Kalbarri area
  16. Murchison: field mapping; integrated geological, geochemical, geochronological, and prospectivity studies; GIS capture of existing geoscientific observations
  17. Moora Basin: evaluate age and hydrocarbon occurrences
  18. East Yilgarn: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies; stratigraphic revision
  19. Eucla basement: integrated geophysical and geological studies from drillcores
  20. Albany–Fraser and Yilgarn margin: integrated geophysical and geological studies, 3D modelling
  21. Perth Basin CO2 storage: evaluation and analysis of Triassic and Jurassic successions for geosequestration potential; evaluation and analysis of petroleum systems and coal resources
  22. Southwest Yilgarn: granite geochemistry, geochronology, and zircon trace-element studies

State maps and statewide datasets: View the most up-to-date spatial geoscience layers on this page

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