Western Australia State Minerals Oil And Gas Book Titles Goes On-Line

Western Australia State Minerals Oil And Gas Book Titles Goes On-Line

Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Marmion

Online Bookshop Boosts Minerals And Oil Search

Victor P Taffa

  • Almost 5,000 titles available free of charge
  • World-class information with user-friendly interface

The Department of Mines and Petroleum’s new-look eBookshop is set to become an important resource in the quest to find more Western Australian minerals, oil and gas.







Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion today launched the revamped service, providing electronic access to almost 5,000 products available from the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA).

“GSWA’s main role is to provide world-class geoscience information.” Mr. Marmion said.

“Now this is even more accessible, to help researchers and explorers target the mines of tomorrow.”

The eBookshop features a completely new system allowing secure credit card purchasing, with some maps, USB data packages and nine premium publications available as hard copies.

Geological survey maps, records, reports, bulletins and non-series books cannot be purchased in hard copy, but are all available free as PDF files which can be downloaded.

“The eBookshop is not just for professional geologists. It also offers books that have become bestsellers in their fields.” the Minister said.

These are available for order in hard copies, or as free downloadable PDF files, and include The geology of Shark Bay and Gemstones of Western Australia.

The eBookshop library will be updated constantly, as new titles become available.

Fact File

  • eBookshop users can purchase data packages including: Kimberley, 2014; Exploration geochemistry of Western Australia 2014; and the Western Australia carbon dioxide geological storage atlas
  • Featured PDF titles include: CO2 storage assessment of the on-shore western Eucla Basin; Australia goes it alone – the emerging island continent 100 Ma to present; and Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia