Minerals Alert

September 2014

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

  1. Brochures on the potential of Australian salt lakes for critical minerals
  2. Update on geophysical data releases
  3. About Minerals Alert

1. Brochures on the potential of Australian salt lakes for critical minerals

The 2013-14 financial year saw the conclusion of a project on the potential of Australian salt lake and associated groundwater systems for lithium, potash and other minerals considered critical to the economies of Australia and its major trading partners. The background of the project is available from Geoscience Australia's Mineral Systems of Australia web page.

Following a continent-scale review of Australian Salt Lakes (Mernagh et al., 2013), Geoscience Australia investigated the depositional environments, studied various examples and considered exploration histories of Australian acid salt lakes; and applied this approach specifically to Lake Tyrrell, Victoria. The results have been summarised in two downloadable brochures:

Potash in Australian Acid Salt Lakes
Lake Tyrrell, Australia, and its Potential for Strategic Resources

To obtain more information on this project please contact Evgeniy Bastrakov, phone +61 2 6249 9293 or email evgeniy.bastrakov@ga.gov.au.

2. Update on geophysical data releases

Geoscience Australia is managing the geophysical data acquisition programs in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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.

To read past editions of Geoscience Australia's Minerals Alert, visit the Minerals Alert Newsletter Archive.

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