Round 16 application period closing soon

Cofunded Drilling Program Online applications for Round 16 of the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co–funded drilling program opened on 15 September 2017 and will close at 5 pm (WST) on 20 October 2017.

Round 16 applications must be for work undertaken in the 2018 calendar year.

For more information please visit the DMIRS website or contact Charlotte Hall, A/Coordinator Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), on (08) 9222 3410 or email

GSWA database and online systems training 2017

Basic Image GSWA database and online systems training 2017

Find out how to access geoscience data online and understand our systems at this free training course.

Systems include:



The Perth training has been split into a morning session for mining companies and geologists and an afternoon session for prospectors.

Please note the prospectors’ afternoon session is full.



The Kalgoorlie training is open to anyone and will run for a full day.

To register for this free training, email your name, company name, telephone number, the location and the date of the training you wish to attend to

Venues for both events will be confirmed on registration.

GSWA in the Goldfields

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) will open its doors with ‘GSWA in the Goldfields’ on Thursday 16 November. This event will feature a number of free events at different venues during the day and will culminate with three talks as part of the Raglan Drilling Geology Lecture Series at the Hannans Club.

Joe Lord Core Library, corner Broadwood and Hunter Streets, West Kalgoorlie

1.00pm – 4.00pm Recent deep stratigraphic drilling around Kalgoorlie including several presentations, core viewing and discussions.

Core will be available for viewing from:

The Joe Lord Core Library closes at 4 pm.

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


Please contact to register for this free event.

GSWA regional geophysics surveys

27 September 2017 update

GSWAr egional geophysics

Survey outline shapefiles are available online.

GSWA regional geophysics

Dates in parentheses are estimates.                                                                                               *Click on 'Released' hyperlink for data package download

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Spotlight on a product

Basic Text Spotlight on a product GSWA has been conducting a major review of the diamond exploration and prospectivity of Western Australia during the last few years. Preliminary results were presented by GSWA consultant Mark Hutchison at the 11th International Kimberlite Conference in Gaborone, Botswana in September 2017. The poster presentation – ‘Diamond prospectivity of Western Australia’ – outlined the project background, the methodology, the results of the data review and the results of the prospectivity analyses. Approximately 88,000 exploration diamond samples have been compiled and assessed.

A copy of the poster is now available on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) website in the eBookshop.

The full package consists of a GSWA Report (Diamond exploration and prospectivity of Western Australia), an extensive diamond digital dataset presented on a USB, together with a GSWA Record that is an explanatory note to the digital data. These are planned for release during November 2017.

For more information, please contact Don Flint, Assistant Director Resources, on (08) 9222 3624 or email

Access GSWA publications

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Access GSWA products

You can view and download maps, reports, and digital information free of charge from our website.
Click on these links to take you to the download or launch page for that product:

Hard copies
Maps, USB data packages, and nine premium publications are available to purchase as hard copies from the eBookshop or the First Floor counter at Mineral House, 100 Plain Street, East Perth WA 6004. A new online cart and payment system is in place. Records, reports, bulletins and other non-series books cannot be purchased in hard copy but are all available as PDFs to view and download free of charge.

Contact Us

Contact Us

For information on publications, email 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.

Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

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