Scientific topics Minerals

Last updated:22 August 2018

Information regarding mineral and minerals exploration in Australia at national and regional scale, mining and land use, sustainable development of resources, and levels of exploration activity.

Geoscience Australia provides pre-competitive geoscience information to address greenfield exploration challenges and identify new mineral provinces within Australia. This pre-competitive information is acquired through integrated programs of national strategic importance, such as the Exploring for the Future program. The organisation also advises the Australian Government on mineral resources, mining and land use which is integral to decisions on the nation's known mineral endowment, the sustainable development of mineral resources and levels of exploration activity.

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Critical minerals

Geoscience Australia supports the objectives of Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy to grow our critical minerals sector, expand downstream processing, and help meet future global demand.

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Investing in Australian mineral exploration

Geoscience Australia aims to facilitate increased exploration expenditure in Australia by promoting both the benefits of exploring in Australia and the geoscience information available to reduce exploration risk.

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Mineral exploration

Information on mineral exploration in Australia and links to precompetitive data and products to facilitate exploration activity.

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Mineral potential mapper

The mineral potential mapper is a new computer-based decision support tool being used to help identify prospective regions for new deposits.

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Minerals projects

Building Australia’s resources wealth to maximise benefits from our mineral and energy resources, now and into the future.

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Mineral resources and advice

Australia has a robust and world-leading mining industry. Geoscience Australia supports the Australian Government and industry by providing advice and data to inform decision making and assist the development of policies and programs related to resources and energy.

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Unlocking Australia's hidden mineral resource potential

Geoscience Australia, in collaboration with the state and Northern Territory geological surveys and the research community, will seek to reveal the hidden potential of Australia's buried but prospective geology.

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Related organisations

Links to state, national, international bodies associated with mineral exploration.

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