GSWA projects

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) focuses on regional field mapping, acquiring regional geophysical surveys, detailed basin and energy studies, and targeted mineral resources projects. GSWA enhances its work by collaborating with external organisations.

The image shows the areas where GSWA is working. You can find a detailed breakdown of GSWA’s projects in the latest work program. The numbers on the image correspond to GSWA’s project areas. To discover how GSWA is collaborating with other agencies on some exciting geoscience projects that will benefit the state, view Collaborative projects. The annual GSWA Open Day showcases the latest results from its geoscience programs; presentations and posters from the latest GSWA Open Day are also available.

  1. Kimberley: field mapping; integrated geological, geochemical, geophysical and prospectivity studies; GIS capture of existing geoscientific data
  2. Canning Basin: studies of petroleum systems; deep crustal seismic line; lithostratigraphic studies of Ordovician, Devonian and Permo–Carboniferous rocks; sequestration studies of western Canning Basin
  3. West Tanami: regolith mapping, REE mineralisation studies
  4. Paterson: geochronological, isotopic and mineralisation studies
  5. Ngururrpa: gravity capture; regolith sampling and geochemistry
  6. West Arunta: bedrock and regolith mapping
  7. Amadeus Basin: field mapping; basin-wide lithostratigraphic, structural and geochronological studies, stromatolite biostratigraphy, and geophysical interpretation
  8. West Musgrave Province: multi-themed integrated geoscientific studies and modelling
  9. Fortescue and Hamersley Basins: integrated geochemical, isotopic and geochronological study of igneous and sedimentary rocks
  10. Ashburton Basin: geochronology, stratigraphy and mineralisation studies
  11. Carnarvon Basin: Permo–Triassic biostratigraphy and source-rock studies
  12. Capricorn Orogen: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies
  13. Eastern Capricorn basins: GIS capture of existing geoscientific data
  14. Kalbarri National Park: Kalbarri Unearthed – A guide to the geology of the Kalbarri area
  15. Murchison: field mapping; integrated geological, geochemical, geochronological, and prospectivity studies; GIS capture of existing geoscientific observations
  16. Moora Basin: evaluate age and hydrocarbon occurrences
  17. East Yilgarn: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies; stratigraphic revision
  18. Eucla basement: integrated geophysical and geological studies from drillcores
  19. Albany–Fraser and Yilgarn margin: integrated geophysical and geological studies, 3D modelling
  20. Perth Basin CO2 storage: evaluation and analysis of Triassic and Jurassic successions for geosequestration potential; evaluation and analysis of petroleum systems and coal resources
  21. Southwest Yilgarn: granite geochemistry, geochronology, and zircon trace-element studies

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