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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.

What's New

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 ItemHyLogger drillhole report: HDP0050 for MXCURD002, Curiosity prospect, Tennant Region, Northern Territory. Order via the online enquiry form. (31/08/2015)

 New Item2 HyLogger drillhole reports: HDP0048-0049 Arunta Region and Georgina Basin. Order via the online enquiry form. (28/08/2015)

 New ItemHyLogger drillhole report: HDP0047 for BB5, Bing Bong prospect, McArthur Basin, Northern Territory. Order via the online enquiry form. (14/08/2015) 

New ItemHyLogger drillhole report: HDP0045 for BMR Alice Springs 27,Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory. Order via the online enquiry form. (13/08/2015) 

 New ItemHyLogger drillhole report: HDP0046 for DDHMA2,McArthur Basin, Northern Territory. Order via the online enquiry form. (07/08/2015) 

 New ItemNew conversion GIS data for Mount Young 250k 2nd edition, 1993: GIS (MapInfo, 5.2 Mb) (07/08/2015)

 New ItemNew conversion GIS data for Northwestern Musgrave Block 250k Special 1st edition, 1996: GIS (MapInfo, 11.3 Mb) (05/08/2015)

 New ItemGIS data for MOUNT LIEBIG 250k 2nd edition, 2003: GIS (MapInfo, 6.2 Mb) (13/07/2015)

 New ItemSedimentological review of the Barney Creek Formation in drillholes LV09001, BJ2, McA5, McArthur Basin. NTGS Record 2015-006 (09/07/2015)

 New Item7 HyLogger drillhole reports: HDP0038-0044 Amadeus, Victoria, Birrindudu and McArthur basins. Order via the online enquiry form. (29/06/2015)

New Item Updated Digital Information Package: Shale resource data from the greater McArthur Basin. NTGS DIP014 (19/06/2015)

New Item Zircon Hf isotope characteristics of Salthole Gneiss, Aileron Province, Arunta Region: NTGS Record 2015-005 (02/06/2015)

New Item GIS data for Tanumbirini 250k 1st edition: GIS (MapInfo, 5.2 Mb) (28/05/2015)

 New ItemGIS data for BLOODS RANGE 250k 1st edition: GIS (MapInfo, 4.9 Mb) (28/05/2015)

 New ItemUpdated Digital Information Package (DIP 009) -  NT geoscience maps - order data via the online enquiry form (27/05/2015)

 New ItemGIS data for KULGERA 250k 2nd edition: GIS (MapInfo, 5.6 Mb) (25/05/2015)

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