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Geological Survey of Western Australia

Geological Survey of Western Australia
Agency overview
Formed1886
JurisdictionGovernment of Western Australia
Websitewww.dmp.wa.gov.au/371.aspx[dead link]

The Geological Survey of Western Australia is an authority within the Department of Mines and Petroleum of the Government of Western Australia that is responsible for surveying and exploration of Western Australia's geological resources. The department provides information to industry, technical support and professional guidance to government on geology, mining and petroleum resources.

Historically the Survey has existed under the various names that the Mines Department has been ascribed by various governments.[1]

Also some sections have moved between the survey and other departments. For example, the hydrogeology section was moved to the Waters and Rivers Commission in 1996.[2]

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Notes

  1. ^ Connolly, R.R. (1976) History of the Geological Survey of Western Australia, pp.80 - 93 in Johns, R. K. (Robert Keith); Johns, R. K. (Robert Keith), (ed.); Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics (1976), History and role of government geological surveys in Australia, A. B. James, Govt. printer, ISBN 978-0-7243-2497-2CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Allen, A.D. (1996) A history of hydrogeology in the Geological Survey of Western Australia 1888-1995 Geological Survey of Western Australia annual review (1995-1996) pp.11-22

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