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Geoscientific Data

Exploration initiatives

To promote mineral exploration within the state, the South Australian Government has undertaken major airborne geophysical surveys in key areas of the State as part of the South Australian Exploration Initiative (SAEI), Broken Hill Exploration Initiative (BHEI), the Targeted Exploration Initiative South Australia (TEiSA) and the Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE) initiative.

Data collected during the course of these initiatives may be available as a free download or will be available at minimal cost, with charges generally covering the handling costs only.

Open file data

The Mineral Resources Division also has a wealth of available information in the form of open file company data, data collected by the Division and GA (Geoscience Australia), the Division and company drillcore reports.

These report and drillcore databases can be accessed directly through the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG), or by contacting our Customer Services Centre.

Note that the former Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) and now included within the South Australian Department of State Development.

The Department of State Development's Mineral Resources Division provides a wide range of high-quality geophysical data and advice to the exploration industry and the public. For the minerals industry in particular, access to precompetitive geoscientific data reduces the risk for companies venturing to discover new prospects and deposits.

  • Depth to crystalline basement datasets
  • ASTER mineral maps
  • Magnetotelluric data
  • National Geochemical Survey of Australia
  • Gradient strings of South Australia
  • Cariewerloo Basin
  • Frome Embayment AEM Survey
  • Geophysical databases
  • Geoscientific GIS datasets
  • Remote sensing
  • HyLogging
  • South Australian paleochannel map