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Recommendation to Grant EL9/2022 - Moina Road

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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Fossicking Areas in Tasmania - New Edition

Mineral Resources Tasmania has released a new edition of the ever-popular Fossicking Areas in Tasmania.

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UTAS PhD Project - Controlling acid and metalliferous drainage generated by legacy mine wastes in Tasmania using industrial wastes

In July 2022, UTAS Centre of Ore Deposit (CODES) student, Annah Moyo, completed a PhD project investigating the viability of using industrial wastes to control AMD generated by legacy mine sites in Tasmania.

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Seventeen Projects Share Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) Funding in Round 7

Seventeen successful projects will share in approximately $949,000 in grants from the seventh round of Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) funding.

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MRT News - July 2022 Issue

Welcome to the July 2022 Issue of MRT News, featuring information on six new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in September, a series of new studies on the structural geology of Tasmania's southwest regions, and much more.

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MRT publishes Mathinna Supergroup age date report

Mineral resources Tasmania has published Radiometric age dating of the Scamander Formation and underlying units of the Mathinna Supergroup, Scamander area, eastern Tasmania. This Technical Report is the result of a collaborative University of Tasmania-MRT research project.

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New reports released to open file

Following is a list of company reports made open file in June.The reports can be found downloaded from the MRT reports database here.

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6 Exploration Release Areas to open for applications in September 2022

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be available for application on 19 September 2022:

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MRT News - June 2022 Issue

Welcome to the June 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on three new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in August, a new report a new report exploring the origins of Tasmanian granites, and upcoming exploration licences in Tasmania.

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New paper explores origins of Tasmanian granites

A new paper, published in Gondwana Research, explores the origins of Tasmanian Granites. The paper is the result of an international collaboration between research institutions in Australia, Canada, and the United States, including Mineral Resources Tasmania.

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Recommendation to Grant EL3/2022 - Mount Paris Dam and Argonaut Road

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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Recommendation to Grant EL20/2021 - Ringarooma River

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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Recommendation to Grant EL17/2021 - Edith Creek

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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3 Exploration Release Areas to open for applications in August 2022

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be available for application on 22 August 2022:

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Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) - Round 7

MRT is now seeking proposals from applicants for a seventh round of projects, to be jointly funded by the successful applicants and the State Government. The projects will be undertaken during 2022-23 and completed by May 2023.

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Rehabilitation at Hogans Road

Rehabilitation earthworks and revegetation, funded through forfeited bonds, were completed on a cancelled mining lease (ML 34M/1993) at Hogans Road in northeast Tasmania.

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MRT News - May Issue 2022

Welcome to the May 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on four new Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) opening for submissions in June, a new report looking at hyperspectral analysis of minerals in altered rocks, and a rehabilitation program in NE Tasmania.

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New report looking at hyperspectral analysis of minerals in altered rocks

MRT has released a technical report addressing questions relating to ‘Range anxiety’: Do the chemical compositions of minerals in altered rocks have a narrow range and does hyperspectral analysis provide good estimates of that range?

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4 Exploration Release Areas to open for applications in June 2022

The following Exploration Release Areas (ERAs) will be available for application on 27 June 2022:

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Rehabilitation at Tebrakunna Road - NE Tas

Rehabilitation works, funded through forfeited bonds, continue on a cancelled mining lease at Tebrakunna Road near Pioneer, Tasmania.

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MRT News - April Issue 2022

Welcome to the April 2022 issue of MRT News, featuring information on repairs to areas of subsidence around Zeehan, updated core submission procedures, and new exploration licences recommended for granting in the state.

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Recommendation to Grant EL3/2021 - Quakers Ranges

The Director of Mines intends to recommend to the Minister for Resources that he grant the following exploration licence:

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