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Virtual field guides and regional geology of Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Links to the sites with data describing the local geology of areas throughout Australia and New Zealand

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Not only is fieldwork an essential part of the training of any geologist, it can also be fun for the family. The collecting of fossils can easily distract even the youngest of children for several hours. However, the safety aspects must be emphasised as many people get severely injured or killed around our coastlines and cliffs every year. Some particular hazards include:

Unstable cliff tops; Rocks falling from cliffs or mountains

Rising tides; Large waves

It is also important to remember that the locations are not an infinite resource and should be treated in a manner that will allow future generations to have access to them.

The following sites give details regarding safety and fieldwork codes. These are UK guides, the first two of which are relevant worldwide.

Safety during Fieldwork - Including references

An introduction to Field Mapping

Geological Fieldwork Code


AGSO, provide data and geological maps of Australia online

USGS, Geology and oil & gas fields of the Asia-Pacific region

Australian geology, inclusive online links

Links, Australian geology

Census of Australian and New Zealand Minerals

Geological Databases, Australian and worldwide links

Geological Links, New Zealand

Teacher resources, Australia, inclusive original material

Mineral localities of Tasmania, mainland Australia, and New Zealand

Australia, Minerals and the mineral industry

New Zealand, Geology

Australia through time, stratigraphic column

Australia, Fossil mammal sites

Australia, Heritage Commission - register and bibliogrpahy can be searched for listed fossil sites


Brisbane, Field geology

Chalice, gold mine, Western Australia

Canowindra fish fossil, Age of Fishes Museum

Murray River Field Trip, South Australia

Nambung National park, Western Australia, Pinnacles in

The Naracoorte world heritage fossil mammal site project

New South Wales, Poster Papers and other Geological Information

The fossils of Riversleigh

Western Australia, inclusive live geological maps.


Fiji geology

New Zealand

Waihi, Martha Mine, geology, mining and rehabilitation

GNS Seismological Observatory

Miocene, New Zealand Prehistory and Biogeography

Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand

New Zealand, Sedimentary basins, summary

Rotoiti Geology

New Zealand, Volcanoes, active, volcanic fields and geothermal activity with facts and pictures

Papua New Guinea

Rabaul Caldera, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea geology review :

The Sepik complex Suckling-Dayman massif

The stratigraphy of the Papuan basin

New Guinea Islands stratigraphy

Finisterre Collision

Port Moresby Area Geology Collision

Complex of SE Papua Continental Rifting and Seafloor Spreading Woodlark Basin