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Online bookshop boosts minerals and oil search

Bill Marmion

Bill Marmion
Minister of Mines and Petroleum

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, providing world-class information with a user-friendly interface. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion launched the revamped service in mid-December, which provides electronic access to almost 5,000 titles available from the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA), many of them free of charge

“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 is available not just for professional geologists, but also to anyone who is interested in the field. The eBookshop library will be updated constantly, as new titles become available.

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.

Data packages available for purchase include: 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

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