The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA)Open day image will hold its annual Open Day on 27 February 2015. This is a great opportunity to hear presentations on the latest results from GSWA’s geoscience programs, including collaborative research with CSIRO and the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET).

Activities and results of the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) are outlined including the launch of Round 11 of the Government Co-funded Exploration Drilling program.

Throughout the day there will be geological presentations, an extensive poster display, and demonstrations of online systems including the new WAMEX.

Event details

Event Type: GSWA Open Day
Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm followed by a sundowner
Date: Friday 27 February 2015
Venue: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
Location: Cnr Marine Tce and Essex St, Fremantle
Cost: $110 (fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas, and a sundowner)

Bookings close on Wednesday 25 February 2015 and payment must be received by this date.

Register here.

View the GSWA 2015 Brochure PDF.

For more information, call (08) 9222 3168.

A new innovative online system has been developed for the submission of mineral exploration reports which will be demonstrated and released at the Geological Survey (GSWA) Open Day on Friday 27th February at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle.


The new system allows companies and individuals to compile their mineral exploration reports online using a wizard.

Each section has an information box detailing the information required. There are tool tips and a short video of the process to assist users.


The report can be compiled over several sessions and is saved but not submitted to the Department until it is complete and the company/individual is happy with it.


It is important that companies and individuals become familiar with this new system of reporting as it will be voluntary until mid-2016 but will become mandatory as part of the Department's move to complete electronic submission of documents.

The system was developed in response to industry requests for online submission of mineral exploration reports and has several advantages in that it guides the user through the mandatory reporting requirements, automatically acknowledges receipt of the report, provides a copy (PDF format) back to the company, stores the report in GSWA’s WAMEX database, and streamlines the process.

The Guidelines for Mineral Exploration Reports on Mining Tenements has been updated as a companion for the new reporting system.

Information sessions on the new online system:

•   Monday 16 March 2–4 pm
•   Thursday 19 March 2–4 pm
•   Mineral House Theatrette, 100 Plain Street, East Perth

Please note: an external login is required to access this system. This can be obtained via the Manage My Account page.

For more information contact:
Ann Fitton, 92223840,
Julia Thom 92223334,
Fiona Maccorquodale, 92223478,

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) offers FREE training in its databases and online systems. The training is in the form of a presentation with hands-on interaction in most systems.

GSWA Training 2015

Topics include:
•   navigating the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) website
•   searching for geoscience publications
•   finding digital datasets using the Data and Software Centre
•   searching for open-file mineral exploration reports using WAMEX
•   searching the mineral drillholes and geochemistry databases
•   bringing it all together with the interactive map viewer, GeoVIEW.WA and GeoMap.WA, a standalone GIS viewer for Windows.

Sessions for 2015


The Perth training has been divided into separate sessions: one for prospectors, and one for mining companies/geologists.
Venue: Mineral House, 100 Plain Street, East Perth
•   Thursday 5 March (fully booked – new session pending)
•   Thursday 11 June
•   Thursday 29 October


The Kalgoorlie training is open to all.
Venue: Room 102 (computer lab), Goldfields Institute of Technology, Centre for Engineering and Mining Training (CEMT), Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame, Kalgoorlie
•   Thursday 12 March
•   Thursday 18 June
•   Thursday 5 November


To register, send an email to including your details (name, company name, telephone number), the location and date of the training you wish to attend.


Report 141 Assessing the potential for volcanic-associated massive sulfide mineralization at Weld Range, using Golden Grove for comparison
by J Guilliamse

Report 144 Greenfields geochemical exploration in a regolith-dominated terrain: the Albany–Fraser Orogeny/Yilgarn Craton margin
by I Gonzalez-Alvarez, R Anand, R, Hough, W Salama, C Laukamp, M Sweetapple, Y Ley-Cooper, I Sonntag, M Lintern, T Abdat, M LeGras, and J Walshe

Report 145 High-grade Au deposits: processes to prediction
by J Walshe, AB Bath, J Cloutier, and RM Hough


Record 2014/12 GSWA Harvey 1 well completion and preliminary interpretation report, southern Perth Basin
by A Millar and JS Reeve

Record 2014/14 The tectonic framework of the Perth Basin: current understanding
by CM Thomas

Record 2014/15 Structural evolution of the Pleiades Lakes region; Northeastern Albany–Fraser Orogen, Western Australia
by MA Stokes

Record 2014/16 Structural Evolution of the Yalgoo Dome, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: A Core Perspective
by MJ Fenwick

Non-series books

Stepping stones — two self-guided geology trails in the city
by J Johnston

Non-series digital products

1:500 000 State interpreted bedrock geology of Western Australia, 2014
Find in Data and Software Centre at

Non-series maps

1:3 000 000 Major resource projects 2015
by RW Cooper, PB Abeysinghe, CA Strong, and F Irimies

1:3 000 000 Mines operating and under development 2015
by RW Cooper, PB Abeysinghe, and CA Strong

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Contact us

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or telephone +61 8 9222 3459/ fax +61 8 9222 3444.

For information on digital data, email the Digital Data Administrator on or telephone +61 8 9222 3816.

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Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004
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