The Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) collates data on the distribution and type of mineral occurrences across NSW.

Reticulated cerussite Broken Hill

GSNSW geologists specialising in mineral systems studies use this data to investigate the way mineralisation occurs to help locate future mineral deposits. They manage the NVCL spectroscopic drillcore scanning technology that generates digital information on rock, ore and alteration minerals in drill core.

The Mineral Systems team provides:

  • metallogenic mapping
  • identification and documentation of key mineral systems in NSW
  • statewide synthesis and dating of mineral deposits
  • systematic classification of deposits
  • recognition of large mineral systems at a regional scale
  • mineral potential mapping
  • collation and synthesis of data and the corresponding photo-logs of scanned drillcore from the AuScope National Virtual Core Library (NVCL) program

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For further information
Mineral systems studies
+61 (0)2 4063 6654
Mineral systems studies, Geological Survey of New South Wales, PO Box 344, Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map