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 GSWA Open Day 2017 are also available.
 

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. Murraba Basin: re-evaluation of Neoproterozoic stratigraphy
  7. West Arunta: bedrock and regolith mapping
  8. Amadeus Basin: field mapping; basin-wide lithostratigraphic, structural and geochronological studies, stromatolite biostratigraphy, and geophysical interpretation
  9. West Musgrave Province: field mapping; multi-themed integrated geoscientific studies and modelling
  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: passive seismic survey
  14. Gascoyne Province: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies
  15. East Capricorn Orogen: GIS capture of existing geoscientific data
  16. Kalbarri National Park: Kalbarri Unearthed – A guide to the geology of the Kalbarri area
  17. Murchison: field mapping; integrated geological, geochemical, geochronological, and prospectivity studies; GIS capture of existing geoscientific observations, 3D modelling
  18. Moora Basin: evaluate age and hydrocarbon occurrences
  19. East Yilgarn: field mapping; integrated geological, geochronological, geochemical and prospectivity studies; stratigraphic revision
  20. Eucla basement: integrated geophysical and geological studies from drillcores
  21. Albany–Fraser and Yilgarn margin: integrated geophysical and geological studies
  22. Perth Basin CO2 storage: evaluation and analysis of Triassic and Jurassic successions for geosequestration potential; evaluation and analysis of petroleum systems and coal resources
  23. Southwest Yilgarn: granite geochemistry, geochronology, and zircon trace-element studies

State: new spatial geoscience layers at 1:2 500 000

State: review of coal resources of Western Australia (Bulletin)

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