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Minister Opens Furneaux Geotrail - Flinders Island

Tasmania's newest geotourism venture, the Furneaux Geotrail, was officially opened by the Honourable Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology, in June 2019. The Furneaux Geotrail comprises ten popular, easy access sites across Flinders Island that display aspects of the geological history of the region.
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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) - Round 3 Open for Applications

The Tasmanian State Government, through the Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI), is offering grants for co-funded exploration drilling projects. The EDGI Program will consider applications from any off-mine-lease location in the state. It will preferentially fund high quality, technically and economically sound greenfields projects that promote innovative exploration or new exploration...
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New Industrial, Precious and Semi-Precious Mineral Occurrence Map Published

MRT has recently published a new 1:500,000 Industrial, Precious and Semi-Precious Mineral Occurrences of Tasmania map. This map shows individual recorded occurrences of Industrial, Precious and Semi-Precious minerals throughout Tasmania, and complements the Mineral Deposit and Metallogeny of Tasmania map (released 2017) and the Alluvial Mineral Occurrences of Tasmania map (released 2018).
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MRT NEWS - July Issue

The July Issue of MRT News is out, containing news of our new Minister for Resources, tenement form and service fee updates, and newly released reports and geological data from around the state. This issue also includes details of ELA3/2019, and ELA3/2019, which the Director intends to recommend granting.
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Updated Laboratory Service Price List

Mineral Resources Tasmania's laboratories in Hobart provide analytical services mainly for internal clients, but where no equivalent service exists in the state, for external clients as well. MRT has recently updated its laboratory services prices in line with the current cost of providing these services.
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Recommendation to Grant EL4/2019 - Mathinna

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that they grant exploration licence EL4/2019 in the Mathinna 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 3 August 2019.
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Updated Forms and Fees

Each financial year Treasury sets the new rates for MRT's fees, rents and royalties. The new payment structures are now in place. Updated fee amounts will be reflected on forms available on this site. If you're thinking of submitting an application, or considering making a payment to MRT in the new financial cycle, please check the Fees, Rents and Royalties pages on this site first to make...
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Recommendation to Grant EL3/2019 - McLean Creek

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that they grant exploration licence EL3/2019 in the McLean Creek area to Australian Hualong 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 27 July 2019.
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MRT News - June Issue

The June Issue of MRT News is out. It contains details of eight new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) which will become open for submissions in July and August. This issue also spotlights ELA19/2018, which the Director intends to recommend granting, and links to fees and forms pages of the MRT website in anticipation of rate changes in the coming financial year.
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Upcoming Exploration Release Areas (July)

Four new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be open to applications in late July. The new areas are: ERA1130 - Rebecca Road, ERA1131 - Possum Banks, ERA1132 - Priory and ERA1133 - Mount Dundas. Read on to discover more information regarding these areas and how to prepare a competitive ERA application that will afford the best chance of successfully gaining new exploration ground.
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