|DIGITAL MINERAL TENEMENT DATA|
Tenement data consists of all current tenements (Lease, Licence and ERA) and is updated daily. Data is in GDA94 – long./lat. and is available to view or download in shapefile* format by using the Web Map Viewer or to download by using the link below:
Tenement Data Download
An overview of current tenements, listed by category, is available by viewing Tenement Maps.
Category 1: Metallic minerals and atomic substances.
Category 2: Coal, peat, lignite and oil shale.
Category 3: Rock, stone, gravel, sand and clay used in construction, bricks and ceramics.
Category 4: Petroleum products excluding oil shale.
Category 5: Industrial minerals, prescribed precious stones and prescribed semi-precious stones.
Category 6: Geothermal substances
Exploration Licence boundaries are based upon MGA coordinates (Zone 55G), geographical features (e.g. coast) and/or administrative boundaries (e.g. National Parks).
Mining lease boundaries are based upon either cadastral or administrative boundaries, geographical features or MGA coordinates (Zone 55G) and are derived from the original mining lease applications and accompanying plans.
Exploration Release Areas
Areas relinquished from exploration licences are advertised as Exploration Release Areas (ERAs), with a moratorium period of at least two months to allow potential applicants to view relevant data and reports before making an application for the area.
Applications are received from an advertised opening date and those applications received during the first five working days are treated as simultaneous and have priority over later applications.
More information on the ERA process can be viewed.
Historical Mineral Tenements
Historical Exploration Licence data is available on request in shapefile* format.
There is no planned capture program for historic mining lease data.
* ArcGIS Explorer is available as a free download from http://www.esriaustralia.com.au/esri/788.html