Government Geologists Making Maps Poster

Topic

Environment

Exploration

Geology / Mineral Formation

Type of Resource

Fact Sheet

Year Level

Years 11-12

Subject

Geography

Science

SOSE

Sector

Energy & Renewables

Australian Curriculum Content Statements
v9.0
v8.4

Introduction

Image courtesy of the Geological Survey of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum © State of Western Australia 2011.

Government geologists study the rocks and landscape that make up Australia. By looking at and sampling rocks they can find out how and when these rocks formed. The knowledge they gain by working in the field is presented as geological maps and reports which help the community, industry and government to plan for the future.