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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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 2nd edition HyLogger drillhole reports: HDP0001v2: DD90VRB1, HDP0002v2: DD90VRB2, Birrindudu Basin; HDP0003v2: MANT79_2, McArthur Basin. Order via the online enquiry form. (28/01/2016) 

HyLogger drillhole reports: HDP0055 Carpentaria Basin;  HDP0056 Amadeus Basin. Order via the online enquiry form. (08/01/2016) 

 NTGS Victoria Basin Gravity Survey: order data via online enquiry form (10/12/2015)

 First release GIS data for Pellew 250k 1st edition, 1963: GIS data (1.3 Mb) (09/12/2015)

 Summary of results. Joint NTGS–GA geochronology project: Arunta Region, July 2014–June 2015. NTGS Record 2015-007 (03/12/2015)

 Summary of results. Joint NTGS–GA geochronology project: McArthur Basin, July 2014–June 2015. NTGS Record 2015-008 (03/12/2015)

Summary of results. NTGS laser ablation ICPMS U-Pb and Hf geochronology project - NAPPERBY, Arunta Region, July 2010–January 2012. NTGS Record 2015-009 (02/12/2015)

 New conversion GIS data for Mount Rennie 250k 2nd edition, 2004: GIS data (6.2 Mb) (01/12/2015)

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