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MESA Journals

The South Australia MESA Journal is the flagship publication of the Department of State Development's Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions.

The journal covers a broad range of geoscientific topics, appealing to both geologists and non-geologists. Articles include industry news, commodity reviews, feature stories and scientific articles. There are four editions per year.

Subscription is free, with options to receive a hardcopy of the printed journal and/or receive email notification of availability of the journal on this website.

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Download MESA Journal back issues

To search for and download previous articles use the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG). Go to Databases, Publications and Reports, Advanced Search. In the Search For window enter 'MESAJ' against Reference(s) and then enter your search query against Global.

The complete set of MESA Journals with a full text search capability is available on DVD (including the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Price: $A20.00 (GST included) plus a postage and handling cost

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Copyright © Government of South Australia: Material appearing in the MESA Journal is subject to copyright, and reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the editor is prohibited. Please contact the Mineral Resources Division if you have any further enquiries.

Latest MESA Journal

MESA journal vol.74Download MESA Journal volume 74 (.pdf 12Mb)

Content includes:

  • Aeolian influences in National Geochemical Survey of Australia results from northeastern SA (Roger Fidler and Anthony J Reid - peer reviewed article
  • Epithermal-style mineral textures, brecciation, veining and alteration, southern Gawler Ranges, SA (Claire E Wade, Stacey O McAvaney and Georgina A Gordon - peer reviewed article
  • Extractives sector marks role in redeveloping Adelaide Oval
  • Woomera Prohibited Area: statutory permit system now in place
  • Maralinga Tjarutja granted full control of the former Maralinga nuclear test site
  • Legislative changes to mineral royalties
  • Cleve seismograph upgrade
  • Pilot study for a resources sector collaborative remote operations centre completed
  • Final report on Resource Area Management and Planning released
  • Brukunga construction milestone to improve Dawesley Creek water quality
  • Work experience builds student interest in geoscience careers
  • A fresh look at the Flinders Ranges
  • Regular features:

    • SARIG: Tablet optimisation; Gravity Survey 2014A1, Musgrave Province
    • Industry news
    • Five-year company mineral exploration information release
    • Mineral tenement activity
    • Petroleum and geothermal tenement activity
    • Round up of recent events and forthcoming events
  • Notification of:
    • Resources Investment Symposium Broken Hill
    • PACE Discovery Drilling 2015

If you have difficulty in downloading the file contact the Resource Information Centre
Email: Resources.customerservices@sa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000