Mines and mineral deposits (MINEDEX)

MINEDEX is a spatial and textual database providing comprehensive data on mining and exploration sites and projects in WA. MINEDEX is maintained by the department’s Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). MINEDEX is free to use without registration.

A new MINEDEX user interface will be released in November 2019. The new interface will modernize the MINEDEX user experience, compatibility with tablet and mobile devices, and will be the first DMIRS online database to conform to the standards of the Office of Digital Government. Check this page for updates and information closer to the launch date.

Mines and Mineral Deposits (MINEDEX)

MINEDEX provides data on:

  • Location and geology of mineralized sites
  • Commodities
  • Project structure, status, ownership and history
  • Mineral resource estimates
  • Mineral production data
  • Environmental registrations
  • Site operators
  • Inventory of Abandoned Mine Sites

MINEDEX allows comprehensive searching of the textual database. Spatial searching can be done using GeoView.WA, our free interactive online mapping (GIS-based) system.  Custom reports and bulk downloads of MINEDEX data are also available in multiple file formats.

Spatial data from MINEDEX can also be downloaded from the Data and Software Centre (under “Mineral Information”) in the following formats:

  • CSV
  • ESRI Shape File
  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • Google Earth KMZ File (ZIP)
  • MapInfo TAB

Sites from MINEDEX are also displayed in other DMIRS spatial systems including TENGRAPH, Royalties online, and Safety Regulation System



For more information and assistance, contact minedex@dmirs.wa.gov.au.