Mineral Exploration and Investment

Books, reports and brochures

Books

Cover image of Shaping a Nation: A Geology of Australia

Cover image of Shaping a Nation:
A Geology of Australia,
(Kings Canyon, Northern Territory).
© Jim Mason

Brochures and Flyers

Selected reports

Mineral deposits

Mine and Mineral Maps

Mineral Occurrences

The Australian Mines Atlas allows users to create their own PDF maps using the mineral deposits and occurrences layers provided. Maps can be customised with the additional infrastructure and geographic layers that are also available.

The quick search function on this website allows users to export the results of their commodity search to either a CSV or KML file for use in other programs.

Resource Maps


Surface geology and geophysical data


Geophysical Datasets

The most up-to-date geophysical datasets can be downloaded directly for free from the Geophysical Archive Data Download System. Datasets include:

  • Gravity
  • Magnetic
  • Radiometric
  • Elevation

There is a 2GB download limit. Please email gadds@ga.gov.au to request larger datasets.

Geophysical Maps - ready to print PDF maps

Index maps

Index maps are available on the Geoscience Australia website. The Index of Airborne Geophysical Surveys document presents a summary of the specifications of most surveys held in the National Airborne Geophysical Database. Digital GIS files for the index are also available on the website.

Seismic and magnetotelluric data

Seismic and magnetotelluric data can be downloaded for free from the Geoscience Australia website.

Airborne electromagnetic (AEM)

All AEM survey data are publicly available through the Geoscience Australia Airborne Electromagnetics Project webpage.

Rock properties

The Rock Properties database provides a vital link between observed geophysical data and interpreted geology. More information can be found on the Rock Properties webpage.

Surface geology

National surface geology data can be downloaded for free from the Geoscience Australia website at 1:1 million, 1:2.5 million and 1:5 million scales.

Ready to print PDF map:

Tools

The Airborne Geophysical Surveys (ARGUS) Tool allows users to identify the datasets available using an interactive map.

Data visualisation tools


Interactive Maps

Interactive Maps is an online discovery and exploration view of Geoscience Australia's geospatial services. This tool allows a wide range of datasets, from geology and geophysics to hazards, satellite imagery and water, to be viewed, overlaid and exported as a PDF map. In many cases the underlying dataset may also be directly downloaded.

Explore Interactive Maps here (requires an internet connection).

EarthSci

EarthSci was developed at Geoscience Australia using the NASA World Wind SDK, for the purpose of providing an easy way of viewing the nation's datasets in either a national or global context.

EarthSci is a digital globe application capable of viewing most standard GIS Raster and Vector formats. The application is shipped with a number of Australian datasets that show various geological features in a national, or global, context. It is capable of loading web mapping services, so can be used to view data from many places around the internet, such as from Geoscience Australia.

Find out more about EarthSci (this requires an internet connection).

Note that some datasets require an internet connection. Without access to the internet you may not be able to view all of the datasets and/or their associated information pages.

Useful links