GSWA in the Goldfields, 2019

GSWA in the Goldfields — 2019

The Joe Lord Core Library in Kalgoorlie will be the venue for GSWA in the Goldfields to be held on Thursday, 28 November 2019. There will be presentations with an introduction and welcome by Ian Tyler, Director Geoscience, GSWA. Various core will be on display.

In the evening, the Raglan Drilling Geology Lecture Series will again be held at Hannans Club, 44 Brookman St, Kalgoorlie.

Registrations are still open via the GSWA Open Days web page.

Data release — Eastern Goldfields 2019 seismic survey

The Data release — Eastern Goldfields 2019 seismic survey Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) has released final data from its Eastern Goldfields 2019 2D seismic survey.

The survey of an aggregate 305 km on seven traverses along roads and tracks in the area between Broad Arrow and Kambalda was conducted by Velseis Integrated Seismic Technologies. Data were acquired in March and April, processing was completed in July, and a preliminary interpretation in August.

A data package consisting of a set of stacked time-migrated sections in SEGY format, together with the acquisition, processing, and interpretation reports, is available to download via GeoVIEW.WA (‘Simple search’ in the ‘Government Ground Geophysics’ layer for ‘Registered number = 71404’).

The complete data package, with all raw and processed data and interpretation products, is available on a 2 TB hard drive at a cost of $132. Place an order online using the data request form at

Funding for the survey was provided by the Western Australian Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme.

For more information, contact

FREE database training — last session 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).

Welcome and web systems
Questions and activities
Please see the DMIRS website for courses in 2020.
Contact for more information.



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

To register, email and 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 edition of Fieldnotes now available

The latest edition of Fieldnotes (October 2019 number 92) is now available on eBookshop.

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GSWA Open Day, 2020 — registration now open

GSWA Open DayFebruary 2020

The Geological Survey will host its annual Open Day on Friday, 21 February 2020.

This is a great opportunity to hear presentations on the latest results from GSWA’s geoscience programs, including collaborative work with CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Curtin University, and the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET). The will be an extensive display of posters, and demonstrations of online systems and innovations in technology.

Activities and results of the Exploration Incentive Scheme will be outlined, including the launch of Round 21 of the Government Co-funded Exploration Drilling program.

Register early via the GSWA Open Days web page.

Flashback book 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 – normally $50 – discounted price $25
Bulletin 146 The geology of Shark Bay – normally $70 – discounted price $25
Discovery trails to early Earth – normally $25 – discounted price $15
Geology and landforms of the Perth Region – normally $22 – discounted price $11
Australia goes it alone (Cretaceous to present) – normally $33 – discounted price $15
A Paleozoic perspective of WA – normally $33 – discounted price $15
MRB 13 Copper mineralization in Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 14 Nickel mineralization in Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 17 Barite and fluorite in Western AustraliaFREE
MRB 18 Limestone and limesand resources of Western Australia – FREE
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
MRB 23 Dimension stone in Western Australia: Volume 1FREE
MRB 24 Dimension stone in Western Australia: Volume 2FREE

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


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.

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