Western Australia Atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields

Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields is a multiple edition summary of mining and petroleum activity in Western Australia in the twenty-first century.

It was published in earlier forms by the earlier Department of Mines, later the Department of Industry and Resources, and most recently the Department of Mines and Petroleum, and the Geological Survey of Western Australia

The editions of the map, and the specifying the names of the mine and oilfield operators provide an indicative profile of the mineral and petroleum activity in a state that had significant investment fluctuations in the 2000s, and 2010s, with a large amount of investment and government budgetary estimations based on the perceived extended boom of the industries.[1]

Earlier formsEdit

Prior to the Atlas series, there were dated maps without text or indexes.

  • 1906[2] The 1906 map created by Maitland Brown was a major accomplishment to tie in the range of mineral fields and administrative issues regarding mining in the state, when technology had not conquered distances and logistic issues in updating information about discoveries or mines.
  • 1983[3]

Post 1990Edit

Most of the post 1990 editions were considered a periodical (1990-2015) in some library systems.[4]

Earlier editions were attributed to the Geological Survey of WA, however later editions include the main authors, compilers and editors:

Compilers identifiedEdit

Baseline geologyEdit

Each edition refers to the specified geological origins of the information (from the 2007 edition):

"Geology generated from Myers, J.S., and Hocking, R.M., 1998, Geological map of Western Australia, 1:250 000 (13th edition): Western Australia Geology Survey"—T.p. verso. Includes 2 maps of Western Australia (scale 1:10 000 000): Main tectonic units of Western Australia -- [Index map] to locate a project. Includes indexes.

OnlineEdit

Most of the reports are now available online as PDF files.[12]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Even planners who might have had a better historical sense, were to title the states capital city Perth planning books like - Weller, Richard (2009), Boomtown 2050 : scenarios for a rapidly growing city (1st ed.), UWA Publishing, ISBN 978-1-921401-21-3 which was published just at the point where the boom was stalling
  2. ^ Western Australia. Dept. of Mines. Geological Survey Branch (1908), Map of Western Australia showing the Goldfields and other mining districts, also the distribution of useful minerals to accompany Report on the mineral production of Western Australia up to the end of 1906, Dept. of Mines, retrieved 25 November 2015
  3. ^ Marston, R. J. (Rodney John), 1943-; Morrison, R. J; Blight, D. F. (David Frank), 1947-; Geological Survey of Western Australia (1981), Mineral deposits of Western Australia, 1981, Geological Survey of Western Australia, retrieved 25 November 2015CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Geological Survey of Western Australia (1990), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields, Geological Survey of Western Australia, retrieved 25 November 2015
  5. ^ Geological Survey of Western Australia (1996), Atlas of Western Australian mineral deposits and petroleum fields, The Survey, retrieved 25 November 2015
  6. ^ Wallace, D. A; Prause, M. (Michael); Apidopoulos, F; Loan, G; Geological Survey of Western Australia (1999), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields 1999, Geological Survey of Western Australia, retrieved 25 November 2015
  7. ^ Geological Survey of Western Australia; Williams, B; Collopy, S. (Sean); Prause, M. (Michael); Loan, G. (Geoff); Eddison, F. (Fiona); Myers, J. S. Geological map of Western Australia, 1988; Western Australia. Department of Minerals and Energy (2001), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields, 2001, Geological Survey of Western Australia, ISBN 978-0-7307-5681-1CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ Cooper, R. W. (Roger William); Collopy, S. (Sean); Flint, D. J; Eddison, F. (Fiona); Geological Survey of Western Australia; Western Australia. Department of Industry and Resources (2005), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields, 2005, Dept. of Industry and Resources, ISBN 978-0-7307-8989-5
  9. ^ Geological Survey of Western Australia; Cooper, R. W; Abeysinghe, P. B; Flint, D. J (2007), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields 2007, Dept. of Industry and Resources, ISBN 978-1-74168-084-3
  10. ^ Cooper, R. W. (Roger William), 1949-, (compiler.); Abeysinghe, P. B, (compiler.); Flint, D. J., (compiler.); Geological Survey of Western Australia (issuing body.); Western Australia. Department of Mines and Petrolum (issuing body.) (2013), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields 2013, East Perth, WA Department of Mines and Petroleum, ISBN 978-1-74168-491-9CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Cooper, R.W. (Roger William). 1949-, (compiler.); Abeysinghe, P.B, (compiler.); Flint, D.J., (compiler.); Strong, C.A. (compiler.); Haworth, J.H. (compiler.); Geological Survey of Western Australia (issuing body.); Western Australia. Department of Mines and Petrolum (issuing body.) (2015), Western Australia atlas of mineral deposits and petroleum fields 2015, East Perth, WA Department of Mines and Petroleum, ISBN 978-1-74168-365-3CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Geological-Survey/GSWA-publications-and-maps-1399.aspx