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MRT News - September Issue

Welcome to the September issue of MRT News, containing information on project conducted at the Endurance Minesite by students working under the Mining Section Innovation Initiative, the reprinting of the Catalogue of Tasmanian Minerals, and how to connect to our digital data via a web feature service.

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UTAS Honours Projects at Endurance Mine Site

Three UTAS Environmental Earth Science honours projects, funded through the Mining Sector Innovation Initiative Program (MSIIP), were completed in December 2020 at the legacy Endurance Mine Site near South Mount Cameron, Tasmania.

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Tasmanian Mineral Catalogue now available in hardback again

One of MRT's most popular publications is once again available for purchase in hardcover. This updated printing of the Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania continues the grand tradition of this volume, having previously been revised in  2008 and 1969, with the earliest catalogues dating back to the late 1800s.

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MRT News - August Issue

Welcome to the August issue of MRT news. This month we discuss  three new Exploration Release Areas opening for application in December, the results of two EDGI projects completed in 2020, a new study into the structural geology of the Central Tyennan Domain, and updated drill core submission guidelines for the Mornington core storage facility.

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3 Exploration Release Areas to open for applications in December

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be available for application on 6 December 2021:

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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) – New Data Now Available

Mineral Resources Tasmania has now released Final Reports from two more EDGI co-funded drilling projects, completed in 2020.

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Updated Drill Core Submission Guidelines

The Mornington Core Library maintains a reference archive of drill core, drill chips, rock specimens, crushed rock samples, and thin sections. Guidelines for submission of material have been updated and may be found here:

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MRT News - July Issue

Welcome to the July issue of MRT News, containing details of a recommendation to grant a new EL at Fairview Rd, rehabilitation works at Cressy, a data release from the Tiers airborne geophysical survey and a link to over 70 recently released geological reports from around the state.

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Tiers Airborne Geophysical Survey Data Finalised

Data obtained by the Tiers airborne magnetic and radiometric survey in February-April 2021 have now been finalised and are available for download via the MRT and Geoscience Australia (http://www.ga.gov.au/) websites.

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Drainage and Subsidence Repairs at Rossarden

Drainage and subsidence repairs, funded through the Rehabilitation Trust Fund, were completed at the former Aberfoyle Mine near Rossarden, Tasmania.

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Large Number of Reports made Open File

Following is a list of industry reports made open file in July 2021. Reports can be downloaded from the MRT documents database here.

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Recommendation to Grant EL4/2021 - Fairview Road

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

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Rehabilitation at Lake River Road

Rehabilitation works, funded through forfeited bonds, were completed on the cancelled Gunns Ltd mining lease (ML 52M/1990) at Lake River Road near Cressy, Tasmania.

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MRT News - June Issue Pt.2

Welcome to the June 2021 issue of MRT News Part 2, containing details of 8 Exploration Licence applications the Director intends to recommend granting: EL10/2020 - Beaconsfield, EL15/2020 - Scottsdale, EL16/2020 – Camden Rd, EL17/2020 – Mount Saddleback, EL18/2020 – Peppermint Hill, EL19/2020 – Scamander, EL20/2020 – Trowutta Rd and EL21/2020 - Maydena.

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Recommendation to Grant EL19/2020

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 EL10/2020

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

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MRT at Hobart's 2021 Gemboree

After a years' break for COVID, Gemboree 2021 finally happened in Hobart and appeared to be successful.

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Sixteen projects share Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) funding in round 5

Sixteen successful projects will share in approximately $780,000 in grants from the fifth round of Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) funding.

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Recommendation to Grant EL21/2020 - Maydena

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

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