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Northern Territory Geological Survey

The Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS) is the Territory's premier geoscience agency, and is dedicated to assisting explorers in unlocking the Territory's rich resource potential.

NTGS undertakes world-class geoscience targeted towards a better understanding of the Territory's Geoscience Framework and prospectivity. Our client-focused team also delivers and manages pre-competitive geoscientific datasets and actively promotes the exploration potential of the Territory.

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The 16th Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) was held in Alice Springs 17-18 March 2015. For more information, see our AGES 2015 page.

Full Program now available
Presentations now available.

New ItemNT wide gravity, magnetics and radiometric stitches now available via online enquiry form (27/03/2015)

New ItemGIS updated data for FOG BAY 250k 1st edition: GIS (MapInfo, 1.5 Mb) (25/03/2015)

New ItemAGES 2015. Presentations. NTGS Record 2015-003 (69.6Mb) or order via online enquiry form (19/03/2015)

New ItemAGES 2015. Record of abstracts. NTGS Record 2015-002 (50.6Mb) or online enquiry form (18/03/2015)

New ItemHENBURY 250k 1st edition: GIS (MapInfo, 6.5 Mb). (18/03/2015)

New ItemDigital information packages - order via online enquiry form (17/03/2015)

  • DIP 012: 3D Model of the greater McArthur Basin, Version 2015.1
  • DIP 013: Petrophysical dataset, NT
  • DIP 014: Shale resource data, greater McArthur Basin
  • DIP 015: Geophysical and structural interpretation, greater McArthur Basin

New ItemNT GravityRadiometricMagnetic and Metallogenic 1:2.5M scale maps (2015) for download or order (16/03/2105)

New ItemWATERLOO revised 2nd Edition (2015): GIS (MapInfo, 8.5 Mb)ECW (5.9 Mb), Map (pdf, 3.9 Mb). (16/03/2015)

New ItemMethodology for shale analysis of onshore basins, NT: a compilation of analytical methodologies. NTGS Record 2015-004 (16/03/2015)

New ItemDigital information packages DIP 003 (MODAT) and DIP 008 (GIS dataset) - order data via the InfoCentre online enquiry form (16/03/2015)

New ItemVICTORIA RIVER DOWNS 250k revised 2nd edition (2015): GIS (MapInfo, 8.5 Mb)ECW (7.2 Mb), Map (pdf, 3.6 Mb). (12/03/2015)

New ItemURAPUNGA - ROPER RIVER SPECIAL 250k 2nd edition: GIS (MapInfo, 16.7 Mb). (12/03/2015)

New ItemGROOTE EYLANDT REGION 250k 1st edition: GIS (MapInfo, 2.4 Mb). (11/03/2015)

New ItemAUVERGNE 250k revised 2nd Edition (2015): GIS (MapInfo, 8.7 Mb)ECW (7.1 Mb)Map (pdf, 4.5 Mb). (11/03/2015)

New Item ILLOGWA CREEK 250k 2nd edition: GIS (MapInfo, 6.3 Mb) (03/03/2015)

New ItemSummary of results. Joint NTGS–GA geochronology project: Amadeus Basin, July 2013–June 2014. NTGS Record 2015-001 (24/01/2015)

New Item Northern McArthur Basin Gravity Survey: order data via the InfoCentre online enquiry form (13/02/2015)

New Item Dunmarra Magnetic and Radiometric Survey: order data via the InfoCentre online enquiry form (13/02/2015)

Geology and Resources Geology and Resources: Information on the Territory's geology, geophysics, commodities and current NTGS projects.
InfoCentre InfoCentre: Your central entry point to personalised research assistance and geoscience information and data from professional information managers and geoscience experts.
Exploration Initiatives Exploration Initiatives: an initiative to maximise opportunities for the exploration and development of new mineral and petroleum resources. Find factsheets, maps and presentations on commodities and resource potential as well as information on investment opportunities and current activity in the Territory.
Publications and Products Publications and Products: Comprehensive range of geology publications, maps, datasets, geophysical and landsat data available free of charge.
Core Facility Core Facility: Core and cuttings from onshore and offshore petroleum wells and mineral drill holes.
Databases Online Systems and Databases: Extensive range of online geology, geochemistry, geophysical, mineral occurrences, petroleum and mineral exploration reports and data.
Guidelines and Reporting Guidelines and Reporting: Explanatory documents and forms for the submission of reports and data.
Petroleum Data and Databases Petroleum Data and Databases: Information on energy exploration and resources in the Northern Territory