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Jim Devine

Critical minerals – US supply chain report

Australia is well placed to provide critical minerals for the industrial development and technology needs of manufacturing economies. Australia possesses some of the world’s largest recoverable reserves of cobalt, lithium, manganese, tantalum, tungsten and zirconium. Australia is also the world’s second-largest producer of rare-earth elements — including NdPr — and has the world’s sixth-largest resource...
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Resource reserves scoped in frontier exploration

A seismic survey scoping out the potential for new gas, liquids and other mineral resources in the Northern Territory’s Barkly region has been completed. The 820km survey covers ground which has seen little exploration in the past. It will fill in the ‘missing link’ between Mount Isa in Queensland and the Beetaloo Sub-basin in the...
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New petroleum exploration areas released

The Queensland Government has released 10 new areas across a total of 33,177 km2 via competitive tender for petroleum and gas exploration. These areas are located in Queensland’s Bowen, Surat, Adavale, Galilee and Millungera basins. For more information, click here.
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Be that exceptional woman in exploration

Nominations close this Friday (8 November) for a QRC/WIMARQ award recognising the exceptional achievement of a woman working in the exploration sector in Queensland. It’s not just about a strong CV but a winner’s story highlighting leadership skills, resilience, methods for overcoming barriers and seeking out and accepting new responsibilities and challenges. This is the...
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Prominent Hill mine site

Explorer Challenge corrals exploration know-how

CREDIT: Australian Mining Making new mineral discoveries in modern mining requires innovative approaches, something OZ Minerals and Unearthed called upon for the Explorer Challenge – a global, online crowd-sourcing competition. OZ Minerals boldly released over two terabytes of private exploration data and offered up a $1 million prize pool to geologists and data scientists from...
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Gas exploration winning tenders, next round

The gas dial has turned up in Queensland with new companies seeking gas for the domestic market and thousands of square kilometres being opened to exploration. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the 30,000 km2 of new land for exploration was one of the State’s largest ever land releases and includes more than 30 percent...
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Centre becomes UQ Centre for Natural Gas

UQ is renaming its Centre for Coal Seam Gas as the UQ Centre for Natural Gas, giving the centre scope to broaden its research portfolio to the production of other forms of natural gas. For more click here.
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Senex achieves first gas at Project Atlas

Senex Energy has delivered first gas production at Project Atlas with natural gas flowing immediately for the operator. Managing director and chief executive Ian Davies said first gas production from Project Atlas was a major achievement. “Senex was granted the Petroleum Lease for Project Atlas in March 2018. The delivery of a greenfield natural gas...
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Meet GeoResGlobe!

Together with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) invites you to attend a small group training session on the new GeoResGlobe. GeoResGlobe is a new online, interactive experience to view Queensland’s mining and exploration data to assist in the administration of permits and assessments of mineral potential in...
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Australian critical minerals prospectus

Austrade says that with demand for rare-earth elements and other critical minerals expected to grow with the increasing use of high-tech products, there are significant economic and strategic opportunities for Australia. Download  the report here.
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