Books and journals
Subjects include: Geology, mineralogy, geophysics, environmental aspects of mining, geomorphology, mineral exploration, hydrology, groundwater investigations, palaeontology, sedimentology, structural geology, petrology and geochemistry.
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.
MRT holds a huge amount of geological data contained in printed reports by mining exploration companies on their mineral exploration activities in Tasmania. These reports can be viewed or downloaded using the document search facility.
Petroleum and seismic survey data
These data include seismic surveys and well completion reports relating to petroleum exploration in Tasmanian waters. These reports can be viewed or downloaded using the document search facility.
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.
There is a large collection of maps of Tasmania including geological, metallic mineral deposit maps, groundwater resource maps, urban mapping and landslip zoning maps. There is also a collection of interstate and international geological survey maps.