Energy potential assessed in southern Northern Territory

31 August 2012


Cover of An assessment of the uranium and geothermal prospectivity of the southern Northern Territory

Cover of An assessment
of the uranium and
geothermal prospectivity
of the southern
Northern Territory
© Geoscience Australia


A new report prepared by Geoscience Australia with accompanying maps and digital data provides an insight into the potential for mineral deposits and energy systems in the southern Northern Territory.

The report is an assessment of energy and mineral systems in the region based on existing data and mineral systems models which consider issues such as the source of metals and fluids and where uranium and other metals may have been deposited.

The analysis has identified a region of iron oxide-copper-gold potential, which is being actively explored and has potential as a future mineral province.  It also revealed that there is potential for geothermal energy across the assessment area.

Further details are available in a media release by the Minister for Resources and Energy, the Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, and in the report An assessment of the uranium and geothermal prospectivity of the southern Northern Territory.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013