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MRT News - December Issue

Welcome to the December Issue of MRT News, featuring information on the latest applications recommended for granting, the release of the Scamander 3D model, publication of a paper detailing two decades of MRT modelling and the release of a Rock Assemblage Library.

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Scamander 3D model release

The Scamander 3D geological and geophysical model extends to a depth of 12 km within the area depicted. It expresses a synthesis based on geological mapping together with geophysical and structural interpretations previously produced by MRT and other geoscientists over several decades.

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Two decades of 3D modelling at MRT – new publication

An article summarising 3D model developments at MRT has recently been published in a special issue of the open-access journal Minerals devoted to 3D modelling of crustal structures and mineral deposit systems.

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Australia ratifies the Minamata Convention – implications for Tasmanian mercury mining and exploration

As part of Australia’s ratification of the international Minamata Convention on Mercury, two policy changes are being implemented:

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Recommendation to Grant EL5/2021 - Little Mount Horror

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 EL16/2021 - Pyengana

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

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Rock Assemblage Library

A project to evaluate the performance of the HyLogging rapid spectroscopic logging and imaging system has culminated in a hefty report published this week.

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UTAS Honours Project at Royal George Tailings Repository

In November 2021, UTAS honours student, Zak Weidinger, completed an Environmental Earth Science honours project, funded through the Mining Sector Innovation Initiative Program, at the legacy Royal George Tailings Repository.

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Updated Drill Core Submission Guidelines

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

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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – Round 4 Data Now Available

Mineral Resources Tasmania has now released to Open File, Final Reports from five Round 4 EDGI co-funded drilling projects, completed in May 2021.

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Recommendation to Grant EL2/2021 - Pyengana & Mt Durham

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 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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Recommendation to Grant EL8/2021 - Lake Cethana

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 EL9/2021 - Mount Sunday

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 EL10/2021 - Brushy Rivulet

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 SEL11/2021 - Guildford

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

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MRT News - November Issue 2021

Welcome to the November issue of MRT News, which contains information about an upcoming Tasmanian geoscience data discovery workshop, 8 exploration licence applications recommended for granting, the EDGI round 3 data release, rehabilitation works at Royal George and more.

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MRT at the Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair

The annual Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair was held again from 6-7th November, after missing 2020 due to COVID. Ralph Bottrill, Rob Willis and Sherri Nolan managed the MRT stall, selling books, maps and prospecting licences, plus giving information and mineral identification.

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Recommendation to Grant EL6/2021 - Mt Roland

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 EL7/2021 - Norfolk Road

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

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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – Round 3 Data Now Available

Mineral Resources Tasmania has now released Final Reports from four round 3 EDGI co-funded drilling projects, completed in April 2021.

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Rehabilitation at Royal George

Rehabilitation works, funded through the Rehabilitation Trust Fund, continue at the Royal George tailings site near Royal George, Tasmania. Commencing in 2008, revegetation of the tailings area and ongoing weed management has been conducted annually by LMRS Pty Ltd.

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Recommendation to Grant EL23/2020 - Pieman Road

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

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