Skip to content

Mineral Resources Tasmania

Home

Department of State Growth

Mineral Resources Tasmania

How we can help you

Exploration

Access information about exploration release areas, licences and areas of high level mineral resource potential in Tasmania.

More about Exploration

Mining

Find information about the Quarry Code of Practice, mining leases and mineral rights within Tasmania.

More about Mining

Geoscience

Access geological maps and understand the geoscience initiatives being undertaken in Tasmania.

More about Geoscience

Prospecting and fossicking

Discover what you need to fossick and prospect for minerals in Tasmania.

More about Prospecting and fossicking

Land and resource management

Access information on how we manage the sustainability of mining and exploration for community benefit in Tasmania.

More about Land and resource management

Data, Publications, Maps and Services

Access publications, geological maps and information about the data and geological services offered to support exploration and mining in Tasmania.

More about Data, Publications, Maps and Services

News

Newsletter subscription

Subscribe to our newsletter. Our newsletter is produced monthly and will be mailed direct to your inbox.

Read more

New Southern Tyennan Synthesis

MRT has published Geological Survey Paper 13: Structural Geology of the Southern Tyennan Domain, Tasmania—An Overview, Synthesis and Structural Implications.

Read more

An Early Triassic microflora from Schouten Island

This report briefly documents sedimentary structures exposed in a coastal cliff section on western Schouten Island.

Read more

MRT News - March 2023 Issue

Follow the link to discover the March 2023 Issue of MRT News.

Read more

MRT bulk data package March 2023

Welcome to MRT's March 2023 statewide package of geological, geophysical and geochemical data, including the following related tables:

Read more

Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – Round 8 Opens for Submissions

The Tasmanian State Government, through the Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI), is offering grants for co-funded exploration drilling projects. Completed online Project Proposal applications, with the appended appropriate supporting information, are due by 2:00pm on Friday, 14th April 2023.

Read more

Federation Mine Shaft and Adit Repairs

Shaft and adit repairs, funded through the Rehabilitation Trust Fund, were completed at the former Federation Mine near Zeehan, Tasmania.

Read more

Recommendation to Grant EL23/2022 - Sea Elephant Bay

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

Read more

Recommendation to Grant EL36/2022 - Mount Maurice

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

Read more

MRT News - February 2023 Issue

Welcome to the February 2023 issue of MRT News, featuring articles on the second release of round 5 EDGI data, a review of minesite rehabilitation in Tasmania and two new 3D geological models.

Read more

Scamander and Lily-Lagoon 3D models

Mineral Resources Tasmania continues to develop regional 3D geological and geophysical models for prospective terranes at a range of scales and extents as part of its suite of precompetitive geoscience products.

Read more

Reports released to open file

Following is a list of company reports made open file in January and February 2023.

Read more

Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – Second Release of Round 5 Data

Mineral Resources Tasmania has released to Open File, final reports from three more round 5 EDGI co-funded drilling projects, completed in July 2022. These projects were extended due to COVID–related delays. The first five Round 5 reports were made Open File in October 2022.

Read more

Rehabilitation of Mines 2021 - 2022 Annual Review

MRT has released its review of rehabilitation of abandoned mines in 2021 - 2022. The document can be downloaded here.

Read more

MRT News - Dec 2022 / Jan 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Dec 2022 / Jan 2023 issue of MRT News, featuring articles on new studies into Tasmanian geology, Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in March, and four new exploration licences recommended to the Minister for granting.

Read more

Recommendation to Grant EL1/2022 - Esk Main Road

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

Read more

Recommendation to Grant EL11/2022 - Tuckers Creek

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

Read more

Recommendation to Grant EL15/2022 - River Leven

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

Read more

Recommendation to Grant EL16/2022 - King River

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

Read more

ERAs opening for submission in March 2023

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will open for applications on 20 March 2023:

Read more