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Access information about exploration release areas, licences and areas of high level mineral resource potential in Tasmania.

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Dating andalusite in lower Rocky Cape Group

A collaborative study between MRT and UTAS has identified a previously undocumented metamorphic event in the lower Rocky Cape Group.

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Recommendation to Grant EL15/2023 - Mount Everett

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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Recommendation to Grant EL16/2023 - Cumberland Lake

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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Company reports released in February 2024

Following is a list of company reports made open file in February 2024.

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Effect of electrical infrastructure on geophysical exploration

In 2020 MRT commissioned Mitre Geophysics to review the likely effect of metallic, particularly electrical infrastructure, on geophysical exploration.

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Second release of Round 7 data

Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) has now released to Open File, Final Reports from three more Round 7 EDGI co-funded drilling projects, completed in August 2023.  These projects were extended due to difficulty securing drilling contractors.

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ERAs opening for applications in March 2024

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will open for applications on 18 March 2024:

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Recommendation to Grant EL14/2023 - Bird River

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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Spatial Data Downloads

A new digital data downloads page is now live bringing together statewide geology, mineral tenements, mineral occurrences, drilling and much more in a single location for easy access. Data may be downloaded in multiple formats.

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Scamander Formation provenance report

This project was a collaborative effort between the University of Tasmania and Mineral Resources Tasmania.

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Reports released to open file in December 2023

Following is a list of company reports made open file in December 2023.

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Fossicking once again permitted at Lune River

Sustainable Timber Tasmania's forestry operations at Lune River have concluded and fossicking is once again permitted within the designated area.

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2023 Rehabilitation Trust Fund activity report

Activity in the 2022 – 2023 abandoned mines rehabilitation program was spread across eight sites.

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Six Projects Share Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) Funding in Rnd 9

Six successful projects will share in $440,000 in grants from the ninth round of Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) funding.

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New edition of Tasmanian gemstone guide released

Mineral Resources Tasmania has released a new edition of Occurrences of Gemstone Minerals in Tasmania.

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