New Darling Basin Data Package has been released

Published: 4th October 2017

The Darling Basin is an attractive sedimentary basin to explore for petroleum. Historically exploration in the basin has been challenging, however new interpretations, new data and similarities with the geology of the Gilmore Gas Field provide a fresh perspective for exploration.


Rock out at free events in Newcastle for National Science Week

Published: 7th August 2017

Two free events are open to the public thanks to the Geological Survey of NSW as part of National Science Week.


NSW Government reveals geological treasures

Published: 7th August 2017

Ancient fossil finds and unique minerals will be on display for public viewing by the Geological Survey of NSW for a Sydney Science Festival event during National Science Week.


Launch of the Resources Customer Portal and the new MinView

Published: 28th July 2017

The Department of Planning & Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience has announced the release of the Resources Customer Portal, and the new MinView.


Over a hundred opal mines targeted in audit blitz

Published: 24th July 2017

More than 100 non-compliance breaches were identified in a two-day blitz in Lightning Ridge’s opal fields by officers from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.


Central NSW set to become the 'scandium belt'

Published: 16th June 2017

Scandium has long been recognised as a valuable commodity, however, concentrated occurrences for economic extraction are extremely rare.


New 3D model shows mineral explorers how deep to drill

Published: 15th June 2017

With most exposed geological terrain in New South Wales considered ‘mature’ in terms of mineral exploration, there is an increasing drive to broaden the search space for new mineral discoveries.


NSW Minerals Week 2017: Resources Round-Up

Published: 14th June 2017

Sydney hosted NSW Minerals Week 2017 with several mineral industry focused events in four days from May 8 to 11.


Mine cancellation a first for NSW

Published: 5th June 2017

In a first for NSW, a mining lease for a dimension stone mine in the state’s north has been cancelled by the Department of Planning and Environment due to ongoing compliance issues.

Stratigraphic drilling planned for Southern Thomson region

Published: 26th September 2016

A program of 8 stratigraphic drillholes is expected to begin in far northwest New South Wales in late 2016, under the collaborative Southern Thomson Project.