Mines and Mineral Deposits (MINEDEX)

MINEDEX is a spatial and textual database providing comprehensive data on mining and exploration sites and projects in WA. MINEDEX is maintained by the department’s Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). MINEDEX is free to use without registration.

Mines and Mineral Deposits (MINEDEX)

MINEDEX provides data on:

  • Location and geology of mineralized sites
  • Commodities
  • Project structure, status, ownership and history
  • Mineral resource estimates
  • Mineral production data
  • Environmental registrations
  • Site operators
  • Inventory of Abandoned Mine Sites

MINEDEX allows comprehensive searching of the textual database. Spatial searching can be done using GeoView.WA, our free interactive online mapping (GIS-based) system.  Custom reports and bulk downloads of MINEDEX data are also available in multiple file formats.

Spatial data from MINEDEX can also be downloaded from the Data and Software Centre (under “Mineral Information”) in the following formats:

  • CSV
  • ESRI Shape File
  • ESRI File Geodatabase
  • Google Earth KMZ File (ZIP)
  • MapInfo TAB

Sites from MINEDEX are also displayed in other DMIRS spatial systems including TENGRAPH, Royalties online, and Safety Regulation System



For more information and assistance, contact minedex@dmirs.wa.gov.au.