Mineral exploration expenditure in the Northern Territory (NT) for 2020-21 was $128 million, up 4% from the previous year. The June 2021 quarter saw the highest quarterly exploration expenditure recorded in the Territory since 2012, reflecting strong recovery in the exploration sector following a difficult year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2019, there has been a substantial uptake in new exploration tenure in the Barkly Tableland region, east and northeast of Tennant Creek, and across the greater McArthur Basin.
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Download the paper and presentation through GEMIS for the Highlights of mineral and petroleum exploration and development in 2020 from the AGES 2021 proceedings.