Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia, then the Bureau of Mineral Resources, was established in 1946 to provide a national geological survey focus during the post war boom period. Since this time, the Organisation has been instrumental in the discovery of numerous mineral and petroleum deposits and continues to provide survey data and geological advice to government, industry and research institutions.

In the past Geoscience Australia's research has contributed to the discovery of numerous mineral deposits including:

More recently Geoscience Australia's aeromagnetic data was used to direct the exploratory drilling which led to the discovery of the Roxby Downs deposit in South Australia. Geoscience Australia's research into weathering profiles in the great Artesian Basin in south-western Queensland led to the discovery of significant extensions to the known opal fields in that region.

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