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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...
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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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