The Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) undertakes a wide range of projects covering geological mapping, mineral systems studies, geophysical surveys and interpretations, basin studies, energy resource assessments, geochronology, palaeostratigraphy, database development and 3D mapping.

There are many New Frontiers Initiative projects and ongoing activities. Read more about the major projects below.

  • NSW Seamless Geology Project

    This project provides a statewide compilation of best available mapping data in an internally consistent format.

    Go to NSW Seamless Geology Project

  • East Riverina Mapping Project

    This project will provide up-to-date data to aid mineral exploration and to inform regional land-use decisions. Products will include 1:100 000 (or better) geological mapping that will be incorporated into statewide digital geoscience datasets, annual technical and specialist reports, mineral prospectivity assessments and 3D models.

    Go to East Riverina Mapping Project

  • Southern Thomson Orogen Project

    A three year project between the Geological Survey of New South Wales, Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Queensland aquired, interpreted and delivered multi-disciplinary geophysical, geochemical and geological data.

    Go to Southern Thomson Orogen Project

  • Mineral Potential Mapping

    Part of the responsibility of the Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) is to understand which areas of NSW have the greatest potential to host significant mineralisation.

    Go to Mineral Potential Mapping

  • AusLAMP Project

    The Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP) aims to establish baseline deep crustal conductivity between 11 km and 100 km depth across Australia.

    Go to AusLAMP Project

  • The Southeast Lachlan Crustal Transect seismic survey

    A seismic survey was conducted across southeastern Australia during March to April 2018. It was done by Geoscience Australia, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Geological Survey of Victoria and AuScope Limited.

    Go to The Southeast Lachlan Crustal Transect seismic survey

  • 3D mapping of NSW

    This project aims to generate 3D models of lithological and structural aspects of basin and orogenic provinces at scales ranging from broad to site-specific. The models have applications in land-use management, civil engineering, water resource management, waste management, mineral and energy resource exploration and research.

    Go to 3D mapping of NSW

  • New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling

    The program provides grants to successful applicants for exploration drilling programs (Group 1, 2, 6 and 10 minerals only) that demonstrate strong prospectivity, sound financial planning and a proven technical base.

    Go to New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling

  • Government Geotechnical Report Database Project (GGRD)

    The GGRD is a collaborative multi-year project that aims to collate, store and provide access to NSW government geotechnical reports and data.

    Go to Government Geotechnical Report Database Project (GGRD)

For further information
Geological Survey of New South Wales
+61 (0)2 4063 6500
Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map