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Geological Survey of South Australia

SA world leader in geological dataGeoscientific data is available for download through SARIG (South Australian Resources and Information Geoserver) - this online web application received the 2013 Australian Government Excellence in eGovernment award in the Geospatial Category.
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New releases

IOCG-style mineralisation in the central eastern Gawler Craton, SA;
characterisation of alteration, geochemical associations and
exploration vectors. Report Book 2013/00014 (.pdf 20.71Mb)

Drill core geochemistry - selected drill holes on the Stuart Shelf (.xls 3.2Mb)

PACE2020 major data releases now available on SARIG

Gawler Craton (Woomera Prohibited Area) gravity surveyGawler Craton (Woomera Prohibited Area) gravity survey

34,541 new gravity measurements added to the state gravity database

South Australian atlas of geoscience and mineral exploration data (WPA within Gawler Craton)South Atlas of Geoscience and Mineral Exploration Data - Woomera Prohibited Area within the Gawler Craton (RB 2013/00020)

Brings together all current open file data and information on this highly prospective area of the Gawler Craton

Marree magnetic and radiometric surveyMarree Magnetic and Radiometric Survey

131,437 line km of new magnetic and radiometric geophysical data north of the Flinders Ranges 

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Our vision

To provide a comprehensive information and knowledge framework on the state's geosciences and resources through a strategic science-based approach within a collaborative and professional work environment.

Who we are

The Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) is part of the Mineral Resources Division of the Department of State Development.

The GSSA's extensive work programs and ongoing core services contribute to maintaining and exceeding the goals of the state strategic plan and are critical in continuing the growth of the state's minerals and energy resources sector. Much of this work is achieved through the government's PACE 2020 initiative.

Our mission

To deliver pre-competitive geoscience data to the exploration and mining industry and wider community.

To provide advice across government and to the community on state geosciences, land use planning and geohazards.

GSSA structure

The GSSA is structured into three main programs:

  • Mapping and exploration
  • Geoscientific information management
  • Resource evaluation and planning

GSSA projects

History of the GSSA

Access publicly available minerals, petroleum and geothermal geoscientific information South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG)