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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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Mining

Find information about the Quarry Code of Practice, mining leases and mineral rights within Tasmania.

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Geoscience

Access geological maps and understand the geoscience initiatives being undertaken in Tasmania.

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Prospecting and fossicking

Discover what you need to fossick and prospect for minerals in Tasmania.

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Land and resource management

Access information on how we manage the sustainability of mining and exploration for community benefit in Tasmania.

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Data, Publications, Maps and Services

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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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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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Recommendation to Grant EL6/2022 - Huskisson River

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 - September 2022 Issue

Welcome to the September 2022 Issue of MRT News, featuring articles on 2 new reports relating to Tsunami risks and effects in Tasmania, MRT's new prospecting access map viewer and a recent study on the De Witt-Propsting and South West Cape mega sheath-fold systems in the state's Tyennan region.

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Study on the De Witt-Propsting and South West Cape sheath-fold systems

Authors Dr David Gray and Dr Michael Vicary have released the latest paper in their Tyennan Structural Geology Series of publications.

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MRT Library is moving

The MRT Library is being relocated from Rosny to our Mornington office, and will be closed to visitors until further notice.

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New Prospecting Access Map Viewer

Mineral Resources Tasmania has launched a new map viewer to guide Tasmanian prospectors.

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Tsunami modelling and observation reports released

MRT has released two new reports on the potential impact of tsunamis on Tasmania's coastline.

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MRT News - August 2022 Issue

Welcome to the August 2022 Issue of MRT News, featuring information on the seventeen projects receiving EDGI funding in the latest round, the release of the new edition of Fossicking Areas in Tasmania, an Exploration Licence grant recommendation and more.

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Recommendation to Grant EL9/2022 - Moina Road

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

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Fossicking Areas in Tasmania - New Edition

Mineral Resources Tasmania has released a new edition of the ever-popular Fossicking Areas in Tasmania.

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UTAS PhD Project - Controlling acid and metalliferous drainage generated by legacy mine wastes in Tasmania using industrial wastes

In July 2022, UTAS Centre of Ore Deposit (CODES) student, Annah Moyo, completed a PhD project investigating the viability of using industrial wastes to control AMD generated by legacy mine sites in Tasmania.

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