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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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MRT News - February 2022 Issue

Welcome to the February 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on an innovative project to rehabilitate the Queen River in Queenstown, the successful applicants for the 6th round of EDGI funding, and three new exploration licences recommended for granting.

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Recommendation to Grant EL18/2021 - Western Hills

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 EL14/2021 - Birchs Inlet

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 EL15/2021 - Hibbs Bay

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

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Statement of reasons for granting mining lease 6M/2021

In support of the principles of good governance, including transparency in decision making, open data and accountability, the Statement of Reasons for granting mining lease 6M/2021 to MMG Australia Ltd, over Helilog Road, is available here.

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Six Projects Share Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) Funding in Round 6

Six successful projects will share in approximately $300,000 in grants from the sixth round of Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) funding. Successful Round 6 projects are listed below and their locations are shown on the attached map

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Monash University PhD project at Mt Lyell, Queenstown

A PhD project is exploring the effectiveness of passive remediation techniques using plants (phytoremediation) and wood (biosorbents) to ‘mine’ the metals from the Queen River.

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MRT News - January 2022 Issue

Welcome to the January 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on our latest publications, including: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Cooee Dolerite, NW Tasmania, and notes on its mineralogy and petrology, and a recent journal publication in Economic Geology.

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Large Number of Reports made Open File in January

Following is a list of company and MRT reports made open file in January 2022.The reports can be downloaded from the MRT documents database here.

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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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