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Web Service Outage

Regular visitors to this website should note that the website and associated services will be unavailable on Saturday, December 14 between 6 pm and 11 pm due to maintenance. Mineral Resources Tasmania would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this brief outage. Normal services will be available once maintenance is complete.
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Minister Barnett Announces Successful 3rd Round EDGI Applicants

The Minister for Resources, Guy Barnett, has announced that nine successful projects will share in over $500,000 in grants from the third round of Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) funding. EDGI is a Tasmanian Government initiative to increase the level of greenfields drilling in Tasmania. The aim is to facilitate discovery of the new projects, away from existing mines, which are...
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Recommendation to Grant EL15/2018 - Basalt Hill

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that they grant exploration licence EL15/2018 in the Basalt Hill area to Monclar Pty Ltd. Anyone claiming an estate or proprietary interest within the application area may make comment or lodge a formal objection to the granting of the application prior to 21 December 2019.
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Recommendation to Grant EL6/2019 - Alberton

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that they grant exploration licence EL6/2019 in the Alberton area to Stavely Tasmania Pty Ltd. Anyone claiming an estate or proprietary interest within the application area may make comment or lodge a formal objection to the granting of the application prior to 21 December 2019.
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Recommendation to Grant EL11/2019 - Denison River

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that they grant exploration licence EL11/2019 in the Denison River area to Edrill Pty Ltd. Anyone claiming an estate or proprietary interest within the application area may make comment or lodge a formal objection to the granting of the application prior to 21 December 2019.
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MRT at the Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair

The sixteenth Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair was held on the weekend of 9-10th November in the Zeehan school sports stadium, and as always MRT was there represented by Ralph Bottrill and staff from the Burnie office. The weather was cold and wet but that didn't keep people away, with a steady flow of prospective customers crowding the stadium looking for a bargain or seeking a mineral identification.
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MRT News - November

Welcome to the November newsletter, the penultimate bulletin for 2019 containing information about the release of the Savage River 1:25 000 geological map, publication of a report into sand prospectivity in the state with accompanying maps, and updates to popular MRT publications: Occurrences of Gemstone Minerals in Tasmania, and a brochure highlighting the Geological Features of the Tasman...
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Publication of Savage River 1:25,000 Geological Map

This latest sheet of the Digital Geological Atlas 1:25 000 series, released in November 2019, covers 200 square kilometres of highly prospective ground in northwest Tasmania. As well as the world-class Savage River iron ore deposits, the area contains more than 70 historical workings or active prospects for diverse commodities including copper, gold, silver-lead-zinc, nickel, tin, tungsten,...
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Sand Prospectivity Maps Released

Sand is an essential component in the manufacture of concrete and other pavement materials used in the building and construction industries, and may also be used in foundries and for glass making. Mineral Resources Tasmania recently completed a study into Tasmania's sand prospectivity. The resulting report: Sand Prospectivity and Confidence Map for Tasmaina, outlines the method used to define...
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New Tasmanian Digital Elevation Model

A beta version Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been constructed for Tasmania by MRT geoscientists Dr Claire Kain and Colin Mazengarb, including the most recent LiDAR imagery captured during the 2018-19 flying season. With nearly 60% of the state now covered by LiDAR, the new dataset provides an increasingly clear view of the landscape that has many applications.
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