Minerals Alert

July 2015

A monthly online newsletter with product news, data releases and project highlights relating to the minerals and energy exploration industries.

  1. UNCOVER Update
  2. Update on geophysical data releases
  3. About Minerals Alert

1. UNCOVER Update

Since its original inception in 2010, Geoscience Australia has been actively involved in developing the Australian Academy of Science's UNCOVER initiative. The initiative's vision is for earth scientists across Government, Industry and Academia to cooperate in an innovative, structured and nationally coordinated strategic venture that will bring competitive advantage to Australian mineral exploration. Over the past year Geoscience Australia, together with 35 other Industry and Government sponsors, have contributed to AMIRA International Project P1162, which is aimed at developing a Roadmap for the science of UNCOVER. The Roadmap identifies the collective view of industry for the new research and data collection priorities to make a step change in exploration performance. The Roadmap will be released by the Minister of Industry and Science, The Honourable Ian Macfarlane MP, at the next Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council meeting in Perth on 22 July 2015.

Further reading:

A website is currently being constructed for UNCOVER. For further information contact richard.blewett@ga.gov.au.

2. Update on geophysical data acquisition

Geoscience Australia is managing the geophysical data acquisition programs in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory on behalf of the state/territory geological surveys.

The current status of Geoscience Australia's geophysical survey data acquisition is available in a comprehensive table.

To obtain further details on the survey acquisition, please email murray.richardson@ga.gov.au, or phone +61 2 6249 9229.

3. About Minerals Alert

For more information, please email andrew.barrett@ga.gov.au, or phone +61 2 6249 9502.

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