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MRT News - June 2022 Issue

Welcome to the June 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on three new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in August, a new report a new report exploring the origins of Tasmanian granites, and upcoming exploration licences in Tasmania.

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New paper explores origins of Tasmanian granites

A new paper, published in Gondwana Research, explores the origins of Tasmanian Granites. The paper is the result of an international collaboration between research institutions in Australia, Canada, and the United States, including Mineral Resources Tasmania.

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Recommendation to Grant EL3/2022 - Mount Paris Dam and Argonaut 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 EL20/2021 - Ringarooma River

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 EL17/2021 - Edith Creek

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

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3 Exploration Release Areas to open for applications in August 2022

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be available for application on 22 August 2022:

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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) - Round 7

MRT is now seeking proposals from applicants for a seventh round of projects, to be jointly funded by the successful applicants and the State Government. The projects will be undertaken during 2022-23 and completed by May 2023.

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Rehabilitation at Hogans Road

Rehabilitation earthworks and revegetation, funded through forfeited bonds, were completed on a cancelled mining lease (ML 34M/1993) at Hogans Road in northeast Tasmania.

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MRT News - May Issue 2022

Welcome to the May 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on four new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in June, a new report looking at hyperspectral analysis of minerals in altered rocks, and a rehabilitation program in NE Tasmania.

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New report looking at hyperspectral analysis of minerals in altered rocks

MRT has released a technical report addressing questions relating to ‘Range anxiety’: Do the chemical compositions of minerals in altered rocks have a narrow range and does hyperspectral analysis provide good estimates of that range?

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4 Exploration Release Areas to open for applications in June 2022

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be available for application on 27 June 2022:

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Rehabilitation at Tebrakunna Road - NE Tas

Rehabilitation works, funded through forfeited bonds, continue on a cancelled mining lease at Tebrakunna Road near Pioneer, Tasmania.

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MRT News - April Issue 2022

Welcome to the April 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on repairs to areas of subsidence around Zeehan, updated core submission procedures, and new exploration licences recommended for granting in the state.

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Recommendation to Grant EL3/2021 - Quakers Ranges

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

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Updated Drill Core Submission Guidelines 2022

Updated core submission and delivery guidelines have been uploaded to the Core Library page of the MRT website.

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Repairs to Subsidence around Zeehan

The Rehabilitation Trust Fund (RTF) has approved and conducted repairs to a number of areas of subsidence on both the Zeehan Golf Course and the Zeehan fire break during March 2022.

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MRT News - March Issue 2022

Welcome to the March 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on a geophysical survey being flown in eastern Tasmania, a new paper constraining the age of Tasmanian coal measures, and new exploration licences recommended for granting in the state.

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Notice of Airborne Geophysical Survey

Contractors MagSpec Pty Ltd, working on behalf of Geoscience Australia and Mineral Resources Tasmania, intend to conduct an airborne magnetic and radiometric survey over the area indicated in the plan.

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Recommendation to Grant EL12/2021 - Linda Creek

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

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