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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – Second Release of Round 5 Data

Mineral Resources Tasmania has released to Open File, final reports from three more round 5 EDGI co-funded drilling projects, completed in July 2022. These projects were extended due to COVID–related delays. The first five Round 5 reports were made Open File in October 2022.

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Rehabilitation of Mines 2021 - 2022 Annual Review

MRT has released its review of rehabilitation of abandoned mines in 2021 - 2022. The document can be downloaded here.

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MRT News - Dec 2022 / Jan 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Dec 2022 / Jan 2023 issue of MRT News, featuring articles on new studies into Tasmanian geology, Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in March, and four new exploration licences recommended to the Minister for granting.

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Recommendation to Grant EL1/2022 - Esk Main Road

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 EL11/2022 - Tuckers Creek

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 EL15/2022 - River Leven

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 EL16/2022 - King River

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

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ERAs opening for submission in March 2023

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will open for applications on 20 March 2023:

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Changes to WFS/WMS services

Changes are scheduled to be made to layers available through the Mineral Resources Tasmania WFS/WMS services between 9:00am and 11:00am on Tuesday 31 January.

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Tasmanian Geochronology Compilation Published

This Tasmanian geochronology compilation comprises a total of 878 ages, chronicling the evolution of onshore Tasmania from Mesoproterozoic deposition of sedimentary successions in western King Island, through to Neogene basaltic volcanism in Bass Strait and its margins.

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Cambrian U-Pb age for the Mewstone Granite

A report on the age of the Mewstone Granite has been published by MRT. The main purpose of the report is to document a U-Pb age obtained from zircon from the Mewstone. Petrographic and geochemical data are also presented and compared with those from other southwest Tasmanian granites.

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Two new reports in the Tyennan Series

Two reports by Dr David Grey and Dr Michael Vicary, on the structural geology of the Tyennan region, have recently been published by MRT.

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MRT bulk data package

MRT plans to provide a regularly-updated package of related data, grouped into the following data types:

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Further Reports Made Open File in October

The following records were moved to Open file or created as Open file during October:

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MRT News - November 2022 Issue

Welcome to the November 2022 Issue of MRT News, featuring articles on the release of data from EDGI round 5, an earthquake risk and mitigation workshop, new open-file reports and exploration release areas coming up in December.

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ERAs to be released in December

The following new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) are being released by Mineral Resources Tasmania in December 2022:

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Earthquake risk and mitigation workshop

An earthquake risk and mitigation workshop was conducted in September 2022 as part of a project exploring Tasmania's natural hazards. A two hour presentation, given as part of the workshop, has been published here:

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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – Round 5 Data Now Available

Mineral Resources Tasmania has now released to Open File, Final Reports from five Round 5 EDGI co-funded drilling projects.

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Recommendation to Grant EL12/2022 - Nile Road

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 EL13/2022 - Castle Cary Rivulet

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 EL14/2022 - Vickory Creek

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 EL17/2022 - McLean Creek

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

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MRT News - October 2022 Issue

Welcome to the October 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring articles on new map services available on the MRT website, a new exploration licence at Huskisson River and a link to all reports and information made open file in September and October.

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New Map Viewer and ArcGIS REST service

Mineral Resources Tasmania has launched a new map viewer designed to work across mobile as well as desktop devices.

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Reports released to open file

Following is a list of company reports made open file in September and October.

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