Explorers optimistic despite policy concerns

Ongoing confidence in the resources sector is translating into an increase in exploration investment across all major commodities but policy concerns persist, a new report from the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has found. The QEC Scorecard was released at the QEC breakfast attended by the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham...
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Critical week to drive Queensland’s critical minerals potential globally and locally
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New investment will further open North West Minerals Province

(Media Release) The hunt is on for resources jobs of the future, as the Palaszczuk Government sinks $13.8 million into finding the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the investment package would open up the untapped ‘new economy’ minerals bounty in North Queensland and foster new discoveries, projects and...
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North Queensland rail incentive scheme unveiled

Industry Queensland reports: The State Government has finalised guidelines around an $80 million incentive scheme for commercial freight users on the Mount Isa Line. In Mount Isa for a Cabinet meeting, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government’s investment would support the growth of the mining industry in the state’s north west. For more information,...
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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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