GSWA virtual tours

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) has initiated a new series of products called GSWA virtual tours. These are simulations of existing locations or features on a map that users can follow while in the Google Earth application.

State meteorite impact structures  virtual tour

This virtual tour is aimed at amateur geologists or anyone with a passion for finding out more about the State’s impact structures. The ‘armchair’ tour provides information on all aspects of the geology, as well as historical or cultural information on the impact sites. The tour provides in-depth information on seven of the State’s most important impact sites. Additional information including geological maps and geophysical images are provided for overlay (controlled from the Places panel on the left-hand side). The tour provides a detailed glossary to aid the novice geologist, as well as a list of references for further reading.

For more information on impact structures in Western Australia, visit our web page.

Discovery trails to early Earth — a virtual tour to the east Pilbara of Western Australia

This virtual tour is based on Discovery trails to early earth - a traveller’s guide to the east Pilbara of Western Australia by JM Van Kranendonk and JF Johnston. It allows users to ‘visit’ various elements of six discovery trails across the east Pilbara, centred on Marble Bar. The tour is designed to look at the ancient rocks, and allow users to appreciate the formation of different landscapes, marvel at their longevity, and enjoy the ambience of this ancient and harsh, but beautiful, environment.

The virtual tour of the Discovery trails to early earth - a virtual tour to the east Pilbara of Western Australia is available for download through our eBookshop.


Virtual tour of the mafic–ultramafic intrusions of the Youanmi Terrane

This is a Google Earth virtual field excursion for the experienced geologist and is based on the 2016 field guide (Record 2016/6). The geology is taken directly from the field guide, with minor amendments to enable it to be run in a Google Earth environment. Each field site can be viewed in turn, or separately, and is supplemented by high-quality figures, images and illustrations that can be opened in a separate browser without detracting from the site information


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