Naturally Occurring Asbestos

Areas within NSW where naturally occurring asbestos has been found, or has the potential to be found within 10 metres of the surface. The areas are based on the existing 1:250,000 geological mapping with additional use of 1:25 000 lithological mapping in the Broken Hill area. The datasets also include point data information on sites where naturally occurring asbestos has been found, and petrographic information on asbestos and its host rocks. The different dataset layers can be switched on or off (and their transparency adjusted) by clicking the 'Layers' icon at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on a polygon or point will return more detailed attribute information. The map has been restricted to only zoom to approximately 1:80,000, reflecting the maximum accuracy of the underlying mapping data. For more information visit or

Data and Resources

  • Data Quality StatementPDF

    Data quality statement for Naturally Occurring Asbestos

  • Download PackageZIP

    Data ( File Geodatabase, Shapefile, MapInfo TAB file)

  • Show on SEED Web MapSEED

    Display dataset on SEED's map

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 07/03/2015
Date Created 01/10/2013
Date Revised 07/03/2015
Date Published 07/03/2015
Edition 1
Purpose Workplace safety
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Field of Research Natural Hazards,Geology
Equivalent Scale 250000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/10/2013 - 07/03/2015
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Regional New South Wales asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Regional New South Wales 2015"