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 below shows the areas where GSWA is working. You can find a detailed breakdown of GSWA’s projects in the Geological Survey work program 2021–22, and a list of recently completed collaborative research projects in the Geological Survey Annual Review 2019–20. The numbers on the image correspond to GSWA’s project areas. The GSWA Open Day showcases the latest results from its geoscience programs.

Find results from the Accelerated Geoscience Program in Accelerated Geoscience Program extended abstracts, 2021.

GSWA major projects
  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. Pilbara Craton: GIS capture of existing geoscience data
  10. Fortescue and Hamersley Basins: integrated geochemical, isotopic and geochronological study of igneous and sedimentary rocks
  11. Ashburton Basin: geochronology, stratigraphy and mineralisation studies
  12. Carnarvon Basin: Permo–Triassic biostratigraphy and source-rock studies
  13. Capricorn Orogen: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies
  14. Eastern Capricorn basins: GIS capture of existing geoscientific data
  15. Kalbarri National Park: Kalbarri Unearthed – A guide to the geology of the Kalbarri area
  16. Western Yilgarn: field mapping; integrated geological, geochemical, geochronological, and prospectivity studies; GIS capture of existing geoscientific observations
  17. Moora Basin: evaluate age and hydrocarbon occurrences
  18. East Yilgarn: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies; stratigraphic revision
  19. Eucla basement: integrated geophysical and geological studies from drillcores
  20. Albany–Fraser and Yilgarn margin: integrated geophysical and geological studies, 3D modelling
  21. Perth Basin CO2 storage: evaluation and analysis of Triassic and Jurassic successions for geosequestration potential; evaluation and analysis of petroleum systems and coal resources
  22. Southwest Yilgarn: granite geochemistry, geochronology, and zircon trace-element studies
  23. Far East Yilgarn: multi-themed integrated geoscientific studies

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Contact
For more information contact:
geological.survey@dmirs.wa.gov.au