Geoscience Australia provides pre-competitive geoscience information that supports and facilitates onshore energy and mineral exploration in Australia. This is achieved through integrated programs of data gathering and assessment, conducted at the national and regional scale. We undertake activities of national strategic importance such as the five-year Onshore Energy Security Program which finished in mid 2011. We also coordinate promotional events for domestic and international mineral exploration and advise the Australian Government on mineral resources, mining and land use. This work is integral to decisions regarding multiple and sequential land use and provides an understanding of the nation's known mineral endowment, the sustainable development of mineral resources and levels of exploration activity.
New 1:1 million scale Surface Geology of Australia
A new 2012 edition of the national 1:1 million scale Surface Geology of Australia dataset is now available. The data is available in ESRI geodatabase, shapefile and Mapinfo formats, and will be available as a web service in early 2013.
The 2012 edition data updates the 2010 data with new or revised mapping in the Northern Territory, northwest Queensland and Western Australia. The new dataset also updates the stratigraphic and descriptive geological information from the previous edition and has been restructured to be fully compliant with international geoscience data standards.
An overview of minerals in Australia.
Information on mineral exploration in Australia.
Details of the economics and reporting of Australia's mineral resources including the annual publication Australia's Identified Mineral Resources.
Information on disciplines and techniques including geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and spectral geology.
Links to exploration legislation and tenements.
Links to Minerals Industry Associations, State Geological Surveys and Government Councils.
Minerals - Projects
Information on Geoscience Australia's minerals projects, current and concluded.
Topic contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Last updated: December 18, 2012