GSWA Open Day — Friday 22 February 2019

GSWA Open Day 2019 The Geological Survey is hosting its annual Open Day on
Friday 22 February 2019. This is a great opportunity to hear presentations on the latest results from its geoscience programs, including collaborative work with CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Curtin University and the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET).

Activities and results of the Exploration Incentive Scheme will be outlined including the launch of Round 19 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 and innovations in technology.

Venue: Esplanade Hotel, Cnr Marine Tce and Essex St, Fremantle
Date: Friday 22 February 2019
Cost: $130
Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Followed by a sundowner

For further information, call (08) 9222 3634 or to register, go to our website.

FREE database and online systems training —
dates for 2019

Learn how to access geoscience data online and understand the department’s systems at these FREE training sessions.

Topics include:

A desktop computer will be available for each participant.



The Perth training has been divided into separate sessions: one for advanced (morning) and one for beginners (afternoon).

ADVANCED — morning
Welcome and web systems
Questions and activities

BEGINNERS — afternoon
Welcome and web systems
Questions and activities



The Kalgoorlie training is open to anyone (full day).

When you register, please include your details (name, company name, telephone number), with the name, location and date of the training you wish to attend. For the Perth sessions, please indicate whether you wish to attend the advanced (morning) or beginners (afternoon) training.


New releases

Report 184 Regional seismic interpretation and structure of the southern Perth Basin
by Thomas, CM

Report 188 Petroleum geochemistry and petroleum systems of the Perth Basin
by Ghori, KAR

Record 2018/11 The Cryogenian Aralka Formation, Amadeus Basin: a basinwide biostratigraphic correlation
by Allen, HJ, Grey, K, Haines, PW, Edgoose, CJ and Normington, VJ

Record 2018/13 (U–Th)/He dating of ferruginous duricrust, Boddington gold mine, Western Australia
by Wells, MA, Danisik, M and McInnes, BIA

Record 2018/15 A new look at lamprophyres and sanukitoids, and their relationship to the Black Flag Group and gold prospectivity
by Smithies, RH, Lu, Y, Kirkland, CL, Cassidy, KF and Champion, DC

Other publications
Calendar 2019: Geological Survey of Western Australia
by Riganti, A, Goss, SC and White, SR

Fieldnotes: a Geological Survey of Western Australia newsletter October 2018 number 88

Stromatolite assemblage including Eleonora boondawarica and Acaciella savoryensis from mineral drillhole 07THD003 (via GeoVIEW.WA)

Understanding the Meckering earthquake, Western Australia, 14 October 1968
by Johnston, JF and White, SR

Data packages
Kimberley, 2018
by Phillips, C, Maidment, DW and Quentin de Gromard, R

Murchison, 2018
by Ivanic, TJ

Tanami–Arunta, 2018

Western Capricorn Orogen, 2018
by Johnson, SP, Blay, OA, Cutten, HN Korhonen, FJ and de Souza Kovacs, N


Flashback sale — massive discounts for premium publications — while stocks last!

DMIRS is offering its premium publications backlist for a limited time with massive discounts off the original advertised price. Act now to get some huge geological bargains while stocks last!

The cover of Bulletin 146 The geology of Shark Bay Discovery trails to early Earth Geology and landforms of the Perth region Cover of The birth of supercontinents Cover of the book

Bulletin 145 Devonian reef complexes – current price $50 – discounted price $25
Bulletin 146 The geology of Shark Bay – current price $70 – discounted price $25
Discovery trails to early Earth – current price $25 – discounted price $15
Geology and landforms of the Perth Region – current price $22 – discounted price $11
Australia goes it alone – current price $33 – discounted price $15
A Paleozoic perspective of WA – current price $33 – discounted price $15
MRB 17 Barite and fluorite in Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 19 Kaolin in Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 20 Bentonite, attapulgite, and common clays in Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 21 Silica resources of Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 22 Tantalum in Western AustraliaFREE

To buy any of these publications, please email. Shipping costs will be added to the discounted price.

Access Fieldnotes and GSWA eNewsletter

Fieldnotes is a quarterly publication (now digital only), which provides the State's exploration industry and other geoscientists with information on our latest work and ongoing programs. The publication offers updates on other products and services.

Find past issues of Fieldnotes on our website or subscribe to this eNewsletter to get the latest release.

To join our mailing list and receive our monthly newsletter, go to our website and update your own details. Please subscribe to our newsletter or please unsubscribe directly from the email received.

Access GSWA products

You can 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 or telephone +61 8 9222 3816.

Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

For more information about GSWA go to our website