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Forthcoming events 

Free HyLoggerTM workshop
Friday 10 April 2015, Glenside Core Library, Adelaide

Core from BHP Billiton's Wirrda Well will be used to demonstrate

  • the value of objective spectral results applied directly to core during manual logging
  • the wealth of information available in the digital data 

More information and registration 


Unlocking South Australia's Mineral Wealth: Technical Forum
Wednesday 15 April, Adelaide
(follows SAREIC, the South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference)

Presented by the Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) and PACE Frontiers: highlighting latest developments with the PACE Frontiers initiative and GSSA current research and project work

Free but registration required 

Program and registration


South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference (SAREIC)
Monday 12 April - Tuesday 13 April, Adelaide

South Australia's premier mining conference hosted by the Department of State Development
Member(s) of the Department of State Development's Mineral Resources Division will be in attendance

The conference will be followed by 'Unlocking South Australia's Mineral Wealth: Technical Forum' on 15 April 2015

More information, program and registration 

Forthcoming events

Easter Gawler IOCG / Woomera Prohibited Area 3D model for download
Brings together data sets from PACE programs, GSSA projects and government, scientific and industry contributions to reveal new insights into the geology and mineral systems of the Gawler Craton.
More about the model 
Musgrave Province gravity survey 2014A1
New gravity data providing significantly higher resolution coverage compared with existing data has been released. Associated maps also available.
More about the survey and accessing the data 
Other recent releases 

About the Geological Survey of South Australia

Our vision

To provide a comprehensive information and knowledge framework on the state's geosciences and resources through a strategic science-based approach within a collaborative and professional work environment.

Who we are

The Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) is part of the Mineral Resources Division of the Department of State Development.

The GSSA's extensive work programs and ongoing core services contribute to maintaining and exceeding the goals of the state strategic plan and are critical in continuing the growth of the state's minerals and energy resources sector. Much of this work is achieved through the government's PACE initiative, PACE 2020 and the current generation PACE Frontiers.

Our mission

To deliver pre-competitive geoscience data to the exploration and mining industry and wider community.

To provide advice across government and to the community on state geosciences, land use planning and geohazards.

GSSA structure

The GSSA is structured into three main programs:

  • Mapping and exploration
  • Geoscientific information management
  • Resource evaluation and planning

GSSA projects

History of the GSSA

Access publicly available minerals, petroleum and geothermal geoscientific information South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG