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Promoting Northern Territory Geological Survey product releases, projects, upcoming opportunities and events.

NTGS Mount Peake-Crawford Airborne Magnetic and  Radiometric Survey

March 2020

The NTGS Mount  Peake-Crawford Airborne Magnetic and Radiometric Survey can now be  requested for download.

The airborne survey commenced in June 2019 and covers an  area of almost 22,000 square kilometres, west of the Stuart Highway and centred  250 kilometres north-northeast of Alice Springs.

The entire survey was flown at 200 metre line spacing, with  more than 120,000 line kilometres of data acquired over a period of four  months. Industry partners funded an additional 18,000 line kilometres of infill  data at 100 metre line spacing.

NT Geological Survey (NTGS) collaborated with Geoscience  Australia on the project. Geoscience Australia managed the survey on NTGS  behalf. The data from this survey will be used by exploration companies to  assist in targeting their exploration programs and to attract industry to areas  not currently being explored.

NTGS Mount Peake-Crawford Airborne Magnetic and Radiometric Survey

Round 13 of the Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program is now open

March 2020

Applications for collaborative grants for exploration drilling and geophysics in the Northern Territory are now open.

To apply for Round 13 and access guidelines and assessment criteria go to the GrantsNT website.

Applications close on 5 May 2020 and successful applicants will be announced in late May 2020.

For more information on the Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program and previously funded projects, visit explorations grants.

AGES 2020 announcement

March 2020

We regret to announce, in response to the unfolding situation with COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel AGES 2020 and the Mining Services Expo.

For further information visit the Department’s AGES 2020 page.

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NTGS Tanami Region Airborne Magnetic and Radiometric Survey

October 2019

The NTGS Tanami Region Airborne Magnetic, Radiometric and Elevation Survey can now be requested for download. The survey was flown in 2018 and covers more than 42,000km2 extending from the West Australian border to approximately 300km west of Tennant Creek.

The Tanami Region is host to the world-class Callie gold mine yet is relatively under-explored. The region is emerging as a premier gold exploration destination and the new data will play a crucial role in understanding geology below the surface. More than 240,000 line km were acquired at 200 m line spacing. Industry partners funded an additional 30,000 line km of infill data at 100m spacing.

This new data significantly improves the quality and resolution of the pre-existing geophysical data in the area.

Tanami region map