The department has a number of resources that provide historical information on Minerals & Petroleum activities in NSW.
The department’s collection of heritage geological maps is in the process of being catalogued, conserved, scanned and archived. In the future high quality copies of these maps will also be available for purchase.
A unique collection of geologically notated parish maps is also being captured and a small sample is provided.
Minerals industry historic photo collection
NSW Department of Primary Industries holds a significant heritage collection of images documenting the activities of the department of mineral resources and the mining industry from the late 1800s to the present.
The images range across geological localities, geologists and other staff at work, mining localities, specimens from the economic rock & mineral collection, micrographs and illustrations used in technical presentations.
The collection is housed in the department’s Minerals Division office in Maitland in the Hunter Valley of NSW.
With a prior appointment, researchers may conduct their own search of this collection on-site. DPI staff may also carry out searches at a cost of of $30 per hour or part thereof for this service.
As with other parts of the department’s image collection, there is a standard charge of $150 for reproduction (including a publication quality scan) for each image This is reduced to $100 per image for requests of 5 or more images.
Acknowledgement of the source of the images is required and copyright remains with the State of NSW through the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Contact David Barnes on 4931 6494 or email@example.com for more information on this collection.
The department is currently in the process of updating heritage Minfact information sheets and converting them to Primefacts.
- Adelong gold
- Balmain's own coal mine
- Braidwood gold
- Children on the goldfields
- Cobar's mining history
- Copeland gold deposits
- Geology of Galaringi and the Dundas Quarry
- Gulgong gold deposits
- Hargraves goldfield
- Hill End gold deposits
- History of geology
- Life on the goldfields: bushrangers - the lure of gold
- Life on the goldfields: getting there
- Life on the goldfields: living there
- Majors Creek gold deposits
- Mining by Aborigines - Australia's first miners
- Mt Dromedary gold
- Nerriga gold deposits
- Nundle gold
- Stuart Town gold