Mines and mineral deposits (MINEDEX)

The department’s Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) maintains a comprehensive database of mines, mineral deposits and prospects along with their operating status, location, mineral resource estimates, mineral production, and project ownership.

There are three versions of MINEDEX for different languages:

  1. Mines and Mineral Deposits (MINEDEX)
  2. MINEDEX in Chinese
  3. MINEDEX in Japanese

The geological attributes in MINEDEX include:

  • commodities
  • mineralisation style
  • mineral resource estimates
  • production history

Extensive online searching of this is available in the text-based application. Bulk and customised data downloads (available as .csv files) are accessible from within the text-based application. The application, which connects seamlessly to SQL Reporting Services, also permits data downloaded via ‘reports’ to be extracted in other formats — XML, CSV, PDF, MHTML, Excel, TIFF, and Word (including Word 2003).

Spatial data from MINEDEX are also available for download from the Data and Software Centre, in a variety of spatial formats including:

  • csv text file
  • ESRI shape file
  • Google Earth KMZ file
  • MapInfo TAB file

Sites from MINEDEX are also displayed in the department’s spatial systems, including TENGRAPH and the Interactive Geological Map (GeoVIEW.WA).

Contact
For more information contact:
minedex@dmirs.wa.gov.au

For technical assistance contact IT Service Desk.