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Innovative government geoscience to drive new discoveries

16 October 2018

Exploring for the Future significantly increasing the exploration potential of northern Australia.


SHRIMP time machine uncovers mineral potential

28 August 2018

On its 10 year anniversary, Geoscience Australia's world-renowned Sensitive High Resolution Ion Micro Probe (SHRIMP) mass spectrometer has uncovered a new age for gold bearing rocks near Tennant Creek.


World's largest airborne electromagnetic survey reveals potential new areas for natural resources in Northern Australia

13 June 2018

Data collected from the world's largest airborne electromagnetic survey (AusAEM) released by Geoscience Australia at the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies conference in Perth. The large-scale airborne survey was undertaken over an area between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek, on the border of Northern Territory and Queensland.


New data reveals potential copper "hot spots" in Northern Australia

10 May 2018

Potential copper "hot-spots" in an area on the Queensland-Northern Territory border are revealed in new data released by Exploring for the Future.


Exploring for the Future delivering results for Northern Australia

20 March 2018

New data collected between the world-class mineral-endowed regions of Mount Isa and Tennant Creek shows the South Nicholson Basin is three times larger than previously thought. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan announced the release of the new seismic data from the Exploring for the Future program. The data and information provides valuable insight for exploration companies to identify new prospects for petroleum and mineral exploration.


Exploring for the future program delivers first results

20 October 2017

The first dataset has been released from a range of surveys looking at the potential energy, mineral and groundwater resources in a relatively-unexplored region spanning the Northern Territory – Queensland border.


Unearthing local talent in Alice Springs

07 September 2017

Ten new laboratory-based roles designed to upskill Alice Springs job seekers have been created by Geoscience Australia in partnership with local Aboriginal not-for-profit company, the Centre for Appropriate Technology. The establishment of the laboratory and training roles are part of the four-year $100.5 million Exploring for the Future programme.


Exploring for the Future - a new phase of resource investment in northern Australia

08 December 2016

Planning is underway on the new $100.5 million Exploring for the Future programme. This four-year programme aims to boost Australia's attractiveness as a destination for investment in resource exploration and management.


Exploring for the Future

04 May 2016

The Australian Government's 2016-17 Budget brings a boost for Geoscience Australia through funding of a new programme Exploring for the Future.