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Department of State Growth

Mining and minerals processing

The Tasmanian mining and minerals sector is a key focus of the Tasmanian Government’s strategy to drive economic growth and create sustainable jobs.

Our mining sector covers the exploration for and extraction  of metallic and non-metallic ores, Our mineral processing sector covers the refining and smelting of mineral products.

The state is one of the most highly and diversely mineralised areas in the world, supporting an active and growing mining sector, with a well-established history in mineral processing.

Mineral Resources Tasmania’s priorities for this sector include:

  • maintaining a sound regulatory environment
  • providing efficient and effective infrastructure (including world quality geoscientific information)
  • marketing Tasmanian mineral opportunities globally.