This world class facility in Western Sydney serves as a resource centre for industry, researchers, teachers and students. It is named in honour of an energetic pioneer, the Reverend William Branwhite Clarke, often called the Father of Australian Geology , who was instrumental in opening up the mineral wealth of Australia in the 1850s.

The centre plays a significant role by archiving a selection of the state's company and government drillcore and rocks, and making the samples available to all. Mining and exploration companies can use this resource to analyse a region’s potential before doing, or applying to do, exploration activities. This avoids duplication of effort, minimises environmental impact and reduces costs.

Important state geological collections, including internationally significant fossils and minerals, are also housed here. The facility houses a number of analytical instruments, including a HyLoggerTM, an innovative automated core-logging and imaging system developed by the CSIRO to assist geologists to identify minerals in drillcore.

Opening hours: 7.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

For further information
W B Clarke Geoscience Centre
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4777 7800
corelibrary.admin@geoscience.nsw.gov.au
Office:
947-953 Londonderry Road, Londonderry, NSW 2753 Map