Revealing the hidden resource potential of Tasmania

12 January 2023

New data will put the spotlight on the hidden geology beneath the feet of Tasmanians, as part of the Australian Government’s Exploring for the Future program.

Last year, a helicopter carrying radiometric and magnetic surveying equipment flew across nearly 10,000 square kilometres of south-eastern Tasmania, as part of a survey undertaken by Geoscience Australia and Mineral Resources Tasmania.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said data from this survey would help scientists better understand the potential for minerals, energy, and groundwater in this region.

“Just like an ultrasound can reveal what’s inside your body, magnetic and radiometric surveys can reveal the geology below the ground by measuring the magnetism and tiny amounts of natural radioactivity of the Earth,” Minister King said.

Read Minister King’s media release here.

For more information:

  • Explore the Magnetic data from the East Tasmania Magnetic and Radiometric survey on the portal.
  • Access the data here.