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Geotrail unearthed in Port Macquarie

Published: 2nd May 2018

The Department of Planning and Environment was on hand to open Port Macquarie’s newest attraction today, which is nearly half a billion years old.


Fossicking districts increase across NSW

Published: 1st December 2017

There are now more places to pan for gold or find gems in NSW with the number of fossicking districts expanded, which could deliver a boost to regional economies.


Coonabarabran Project geophysical data release

Published: 23rd November 2017

The Geological Survey of New South Wales is pleased to announce the release of the Coonabarabran Project data. The project involved acquisition of airborne magnetic, radioelement and digital elevation data around Coonabarabran and Gilgandra, between May and July 2017.


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.