Co-funded Drilling Program Round 14 applications close 14 October 2016

Cofunded Drilling Round EIS logo 14 of the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS)
Co-funded Drilling Program will be open for applications from 5 September 2016.

The online system for applications for co-funding of drilling projects to be undertaken in the 2017 calendar year, will open on 5 September and will close at 5 pm (WST) on 14 October 2016.
Updated information will be available on the DMP website on 5 September, or from Margaret Ellis, Coordinator EIS or by telephone on (08) 9222 3509.

GSWA FREE database training - 2016

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.
Topics include:

A desktop computer will be available for each participant.

Perth session - 2016

WA map The Perth training has been divided into separate sessions: one for prospectors, and one for mining companies/geologists.

Venue: No. 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth

Thursday 27 October

Prospectors - morning

9.30-9.45 Welcome and web systems
9.45-10.45 GeoVIEW.WA
10.45-11.00 Tea break
11.00-12.00 GeoMap.WA
12.00-12.30 Questions and activities

Mining companies/geologists - afternoon

1.30-1.45 Welcome and web systems
1.45-2.45 GeoVIEW.WA
2.45-3.00 Tea break
3.00-3.45 WAMEX/drillholes/geochemistry
3.45-4.30 Questions and activities
Please confirm attendance and advise which sessions you wish to attend. If you find that you cannot attend for any reason, please let us know with some notice so we can let someone on the waiting list fill your place.

Company-specific training on site

GSWA also provides tailored database training at company premises. The sessions can cover all the topics covered in the sessions mentioned above. Please contact Cindi Dunjey on 9222 3168 or for more information.

Sign up now for FREE training!

See our website for more details. To register, send an email to including your details (name, company name and telephone), with the location and date of the training you wish to attend.

GSWA in the Goldfields (Kalgoorlie) Thursday 10 November

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) is opening its doors with 'GSWA in the Goldfields' on Thursday 10 November with a number of discrete free events at different venues during the day, culminating at Hannans Club with three talks as part of the Raglan Drilling Geology Lecture Series.

Joe Lord Core Library, corner Broadwood & Hunter Streets, West Kalgoorlie
1-4.30 pm Recent deep stratigraphic drilling around Kalgoorlie


After the presentations viewing the core display
Core Lib Viewing of the core display at the Joe Lord Core Library will feature a deep stratigraphic hole from the Golden Mile, a comparison hole through similar stratigraphy from Kambalda, and other holes from the GSWA Kalgoorlie collection showing textures and lithological components typically found in rocks of the Eastern Goldfields. Core from the vicinity of the Nova-Bollinger nickel deposit will also be on display. The Joe Lord Core Library doors close at 4.30 pm.

Registration is required; please email

GSWA online database training
34 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie, central campus for the Goldfields Institute of Technology
9 am - 4 pm
This training course is appropriate for all prospectors and geologists wanting to learn more about GSWA online systems.
If you are interested in attending this training session, please email and view more information on the Department of Mines and Petroleum's website.

The Raglan Drilling Geology Lecture Series at Hannans Club, 44 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start


For all other enquiries and to register your interest, please email.

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