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New South Wales, Australia

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (NSW) has a vibrant minerals industry that includes some of the world's major explorers and producers. Substantial companies such as BHP Billiton, Newcrest, Glencore, South32, Peabody Energy, Yancoal, Alkane and Iluka are complemented by a significant junior exploration industry.

XplorPak provides information on the geology, and mineral and energy resources of NSW, with links and data to help prospective explorers and other stakeholders. It focuses specifically on information for metallic minerals, industrial minerals, geothermal resources, coal and petroleum.

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  • Discoveries of emerging new geological resources: Fe, REE, Sc, Ni–Co, PGE
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Seamless Geology of NSW

Latest updates

An update to the statewide New South Wales Seamless Geology dataset (version 2.0) was released in May 2020 and includes:

  • final data from the East Riverina Mapping Project
  • updates to the geology of several areas in the Lachlan Orogen
  • approximately 11,000 new structure points in the Lachlan Orogen and Curnamona Province
  • new fault attribution information for the western Lachlan Orogen
  • detailed revision of the Cenozoic Igneous Province
  • detailed mapping of the Newcastle Coal Measures
  • extensive upgrades to the Rock Unit polygon attribute table. Over 30,000 attribution changes were made to the master look-up table, correcting spelling mistakes and colour code issues. Four new columns have been added to the attribute table to capture the best available isotopic dating for relevant units.
  • geology of Lord Howe Island.

The dataset is now also available in a single layer version where the various time slices have been flattened into a single layer, effectively presenting the surface geology only.

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