Province and Sedimentary Basin Geology
Australia is relatively under-explored by international standards. Obtaining basic geoscience knowledge is important for attracting international investment in exploration. Such knowledge helps sustain Australia's oil and gas self-sufficiency.
Coal is a combustible sedimentary rock formed from ancient vegetation which has been consolidated between other rock strata and transformed by the combined effects of microbial action, pressure and heat over a considerable time period.
Thorium is a naturally occurring radioactive element which is found in the Earth mainly in oxides, silicates, carbonates and phosphates. Australia is host to the world's largest resource of easily recoverable uranium, and is a leading exporter of uranium worldwide.