In response to the growing pressures to reduce exploration cost while maintaining international best practice standards, GreenGold has developed an innovative off-shore core processing and analytical facility in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The South Australian Government will inject $10 million into the exploration of untapped mineral resources, at a time when the state’s exploration investment figures are the lowest in a decade.
Western Australia is driving a boost to mineral exploration spending in the March 2019 quarter, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.
The Queensland Government has continued to drive national gas policy, awarding companies permission to explore energy rich land in the state.
Anglo American will team up with Traditional Owners for mining exploration in North West Queensland thanks to a new agreement with the Pitta Pitta Aboriginal Corporation.
Queensland Parliament is set to cut red tape for explorers, allowing them to change their work program without seeking extra approvals starting next year.
Saracen Mineral Holdings has significantly increased its planned exploration and drilling expenditure as part of an ongoing push towards becoming a 400,000 ounce a year gold producer.
Rio Tinto is committed to invest $3.4 million in the exploration of the Citadel project farm-in and joint venture (JV) with Antipa Minerals in Western Australia this year.
BHP has taken a key step towards reaching an $US82 million ($114.5 million) earn-in and joint venture agreement with Luminex Resources at the Tarqui copper project in Ecuador, South America.
Rio Tinto has released long-awaited details of a promising copper-gold discovery at the Winu project in the Yeneena Basin of the Paterson Province in Western Australia.
Evolution Mining’s expansion of the Cowal gold operations in New South Wales has moved forward with the award of an underground development contract to Pybar.
Exploration companies are searching for new methods to unlock the next wave of mineral deposits. A technology proving valuable in this pursuit is 3D seismic surveying.
The Queensland Government has unlocked more land for exploration companies to identify the next generation of resources projects.
OZ Minerals and Red Metal have formed a joint venture agreement aimed at fast tracking the search for greenfields discoveries at projects in Western Australia and Queensland.
OZ Minerals has offered a $1 million reward for the geologists or data scientists who help find its next discovery near the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia.
Havilah Resources has reported the discovery of a significant iron ore deposit in the Grants Iron Ore Basin in South Australia.
Mineral exploration is trending up, with a 3.6 per cent quarterly growth to $561.4 million in the September quarter according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Galena Mining plans to divest its non-core assets into a separate entity, Metal Range, which will be self-funding and operate independently.
Queensland saw a 22 per cent boost in exploration spending for minerals and petroleum over the last 12 months, totalling $442.1 million. This is an $80 million climb compared to 2016–2017.
Evolution Mining has entered into an earn-in joint venture agreement with Andromeda Metals over the latter’s Drummond exploration project in north Queensland.