Geology and geophysics

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) maps the geology of the State to produce robust interpretations of tectonic setting, crustal architecture and geological evolution that can be fed into regional exploration models.

Field-based, regional geological mapping programs are spread across the diverse geology of the State. GSWA also produces statewide compilation grids and images of magnetic, radiometric and gravity data. Our multidisciplinary approach combines:

  • igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • geochemistry
  • geochronology and isotope studies
  • structural geology
  • geophysical interpretation and 3D modelling
  • basin studies
  • mineralisation studies
  • regolith studies.