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MESA Journals

The South Australia MESA Journal is the flagship publication of the Department of State Development's Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions.

The journal covers a broad range of geoscientific topics, appealing to both geologists and non-geologists. Articles include industry news, commodity reviews, feature stories and scientific articles. There are four editions per year.

Subscription is free, with options to receive a hardcopy of the printed journal and/or receive email notification of availability of the journal on this website.

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You can also use the online subscription form to update your subscription details.

Download MESA Journal back issues

To search for and download previous articles use the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG). Go to Databases, Publications and Reports, Advanced Search. In the Search For window enter 'MESAJ' against Reference(s) and then enter your search query against Global.

The complete set of MESA Journals with a full text search capability is available on DVD (including the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Price: $A20.00 (GST included) plus a postage and handling cost

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Copyright © Government of South Australia: Material appearing in the MESA Journal is subject to copyright, and reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the editor is prohibited. Please contact the Mineral Resources Division if you have any further enquiries.

Latest MESA Journal

MESA journal vol.73Download MESA Journal volume 73 (.pdf 15.3Mb)

Content includes:

  • Centenary of Eyre Peninsula’s forgotten petroleum well (Don Poynton)
  • The Beda Basalt: new geochemistry, isotopic data and its definition  (Claire E Wade, Stacey O McAvaney and Georgina A Gordon - peer reviewed article)
  • Characterisation of flows in the Beda Basalt using infrared hyperspectral data (Georgina A Gordon, Stacey O McAvaney, Claire E Wade and John L Keeling - peer reviewed article)
  • PACE program delivers outstanding returns
  • Four Mile uranium mine opening
  • New State Drill Core Reference Library
  • Ongoing MOU with Canada continues to provide useful scientific collaboration
  • Resource Information Centre
  • New video helps industry navigate the Aboriginal heritage process
  • Indigenous footy teams visit Core Library
  • Regular features:
    • SARIG: New data delivery - 1:250K Mapsheet data packages
    • Industry news
    • Five-year company mineral exploration information release
    • Mineral tenement activity
    • Petroleum and geothermal tenement activity
    • Round up of recent events and forthcoming events
  • Notification of:
    • SAEMC (South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference)
    • Geosciences Summer School

If you have difficulty in downloading the file contact the Resource Information Centre
Email: Resources.customerservices@sa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000