GDC Round 14 opening

Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program guidelines released

The expanded exploration grants program for Round 15 (2022-23) features increases in both the total pool of funding and the maximum funding available per project, and a broader scope of exploration activities that are eligible for co-funding.

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AGES 2022 program highlights announced

The Territory’s largest exploration event will be held on 5 - 6 April, with the ice breaker planned for the evening of Monday 4 April.

Molyhil Mining exploration result

More exploration success from brownfields co-funded drilling program

Thor Mining PLC announced the second drill hole from their Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations co-funded program has intersected a significant interval of mineralisation within a magnetite skarn at the Molyhil tungsten-molybdenum-copper project in eastern Aileron Province, Central Australia.

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First release of inorganic geochemistry data from NDI Carrara 1

Geoscience Australia continues its release of data from the 1,750 metre deep stratigraphic drill hole in the South Nicholson region. NDI Carrara 1 was completed as part of the MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative (NDI) in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and NTGS.


XRD data released from shales across the greater McArthur Basin

A new NTGS Record has been released containing X-ray diffraction data from 468 shales across the prospective greater McArthur Basin. The data identifies the bulk and clay mineralogy of the shales, which can be used to understand their heterogeneity, brittleness, and thermal maturity.

Bauhinia DOwns and Robinson River

Release of legacy exploration data in the southern McArthur Basin

The ongoing program to capture all legacy open-file exploration drilling and geochemistry data across the Territory, continues with the release of data from the Bauhinia Downs and Robinson River 1: 250 000 map sheet.

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Mineral Development Taskforce established for the Territory

The Territory Government have announced that a Mineral Development Taskforce has been formed to accelerate mining development in the Territory through private investment.

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First organic geochemical results available from NDI Carrara 1

Carrara 1 tests the newly discovered Carrara depocentre in the South Nicholson region, first interpreted from seismic surveys acquired by Geoscience Australia and NTGS.


NTGS webinar 'Exploration frontiers in the Territory'

NTGS Senior Executive Director Ian Scrimgeour gives an overview of the new geoscience transforming the understanding of Territory's potential in a recent Geohug webinar.


First brownfields co-funded drill hole program completed

Vista Gold Australia Pty Ltd completes 900 metre diamond drill hole intersecting gold mineralisation near Mount Todd Mine as part of the Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program.