• Geological mapping

    Teams of field geologists, geophysicists, mineral geoscientists, palaeontologists and geospatial specialists produce a range of maps for various uses, including exploration for mineral, coal, petroleum, water and construction material resources.

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  • Mineral systems studies

    We collate data on the distribution and type of mineral occurrences across NSW. Geologists specialising in mineral systems studies use this data to investigate the way mineralisation occurs to help locate future mineral deposits.

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  • Geophysical surveys

    We conduct geophysical surveys and archives the data. Open file geophysical survey data from exploration companies are also archived for public access following title relinquishment.

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  • Information and online systems

    We manage the storage, quality assurance and accessibility of the department's geoscience information. This includes developing and managing the databases and online systems that deliver the information to the community.

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  • Mineral exploration assessment

    We are responsible for monitoring mineral exploration in the state. Exploration reports are assessed to monitor performance against work program licence conditions, and are reported in a form suitable to be included in the DIGS® system.

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  • Land use assessment

    We conduct resource assessments to provide advice on geology and mineral resources in NSW to assist government agencies and local government in land use planning and decision making.

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  • Drillcore library management

    The department stores drillcore from industry to facilitate resource exploration and research. Drillcore storage facilities are located at Londonderry, Broken Hill, Gunnedah, Gulgong, Wyee Bay and Yerrinbool.

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  • Reference collection management

    The department is custodian of several reference collections housed at the W B Clarke Geoscience Centre in Londonderry: State Economic Mineral Reference Collection; Palaeontological Reference Collection; and Petrology and polished section collections.

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For further information
Geological Survey of New South Wales
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4931 6666
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4931 6700
geologicalsurvey.info@industry.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map