Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) virtual tours offer an interactive exploration of the geology of Western Australia from the comfort of your lounge or favourite café. View the tours through either ArcGIS StoryMap or Google Earth. Each tour contains a rich suite of photos, video, maps and text.
- Western Australia’s fossil great barrier reef Take a virtual dive into a ~375 million-year-old reef system that that marks the southern gateway to the spectacular Kimberley region.
- The Boogardie Orbicular Granite Discover the beauty, variety and origins of one of Western Australia’s most unusual rocks, and the oldest of its type in the world.
- The lure and lustre of Western Australian pearls Pearls are some of the most sought-after gems. Explore the history, environment and origins of Western Australian pearling history.
- Deep time in the Murchison region The geological story of the Murchison region takes us back to the formation of the continent and the oldest known minerals on Earth.
- Meteorites – alien invaders How do geologists investigate meteorite impacts? Plunge into the intriguing clues that help us discover and interpret these alien invaders.
- Wadjemup/Rottnest Island Visit 12 sites where geological and coastal features reveal a tangible picture of a rapidly changing landscape over the past ~150 000 years.
- Discovery trails to early Earth Tour the east Pilbara from your armchair, visiting unique sites that illuminate the mysteries of one of the world’s iconic early continental fragments.
- Mafic–ultramafic intrusions of the Youanmi Terrane For the experienced geologist, this virtual tour exposes the features and origins of voluminous, layered, mineral-rich, Archean intrusions.
- Caves of the Leeuwin–Naturaliste Ridge There are more than 150 limestone caves along the coastline between the Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin lighthouses in the southwest of Western Australia.
- Diamonds Down Under Long buried deep within the Earth where no drill can reach their source, diamonds have been delivered to the surface via the forceful ascent of exotic volcanic magmas.
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