Mineral Resources Tasmania has an extensive collection of publications issued by MRT and the former Department of Mines, as well as a large collection of books, journals and Australian and international Geological Survey publications. The collection is also a repository for reports by mining exploration companies on their mineral exploration activities in Tasmania. The reports issued by Mineral Resources Tasmania and its predecessors, and the company exploration reports, form an invaluable archive of geological information dating back to 1860.
The collection is housed in the Rosny Park offices of MRT and is available to the public for reference only. Online searching of MRT reports, mineral exploration and petroleum exploration reports is available.
General or specific requests for information can be answered from our own resources or through our links with other libraries.
Most materials may be borrowed on inter-library loan. Requests are only accepted through other libraries not from individuals. Requests can be sent via mail, fax or email.
Limited bibliographic or literature searches can be prepared from MRT resources.
Books and journals
Subjects include: Geology, mineralogy, geophysics, environmental aspects of mining, geomorphology, mineral exploration, palaeontology, sedimentology, structural geology, petrology, geochemistry and natural hazards.
For information regarding this collection contact the Geoscience Information Officer.
The publications issued by the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources Tasmania form an invaluable historic record of the development of geological exploration and mining in Tasmania. These publications, which date back to the early 1880s, have been issued under various series including Geological Survey Bulletins, Underground Water Supply Papers, Mineral Resource surveys and Geological Survey Records. Available online
MRT holds a huge amount of geological data contained in printed reports by mining exploration companies on their mineral exploration activities in Tasmania. Available online
Petroleum and seismic survey data
These data include seismic surveys and well completion reports relating to petroleum exploration in Tasmanian waters. Available online
There is a large collection of maps of Tasmania including geological, metallic mineral deposit maps, groundwater resource maps, urban mapping and landslip zoning maps. Available online
MRT holds a small collection of historical photographs of Tasmanian mining scenes. There is also a collection of contemporary mining and geological photographs.
MRT has an extensive collection of aerial photographs dating from 1947 to the 1980s and covering most of Tasmania at varying scales. These photographs form part of the collection.
Telephone: (03) 6165 4729
Facsimile: (03) 6233 8338
Street address: 30 Gordons Hill Rd, ROSNY PARK,
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA 7018
Postal address: PO Box 56 ROSNY PARK,
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA 7018
Opening hours: 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday