The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) is publishing a compilation of the State’s geology in a new format. The series presents an understanding of the geological evolution of Western Australia that is the distillation of 30 years of geological mapping by GSWA and its collaborations with university and industry researchers. It emphasises the integration with precise geochronology and the contribution of high-quality isotopic, geophysical, and geochemistry datasets.
Three of the publications in the series have been published.
- The birth of supercontinents The Proterozoic Eon — between 2500 and 541 million years from the present (Ma) — spans nearly two billion years of Earth’s history.
- Australia goes it alone This book covers the geology of Western Australia for the period from 100 million years to the present.
- A Paleozoic perspective of Western Australia Paleozoic (from Cambrian to Permian) rocks are preserved across 30% of Western Australia.
- Mesozoic transformation of Western Australia: rifting and breakup of Gondwana This book aims to provide an introduction to the State’s Mesozoic geology and mineral potential.
Who should buy the books?
The books are aimed at geologists, and particularly newcomers to the State, to enable them to get a quick understanding of the geology and economic potential of various terrains.
Each book provides GSWA’s perspective on the geological history of the State, with a list of recommended references.