The Territory's first lithium mine opens

Core Lithium Ltd’s Finniss lithium mine, 80 km drive from Darwin, has officially opened. Mine development is well underway, with fresh spodumene pegmatite now exposed in the open pit.


Critical mineral potential in mine waste

NTGS is working with the MIWATCH team at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland to characterise mine waste including identifying secondary prospectivity for critical minerals.


Exploration expenditure at highest levels since 2011

Mineral exploration expenditure in the Northern Territory was $171.5 million for 2021/22 with significant increases in greenfields exploration and exploration for lithium and rare earths.


New geological and structural interpretation in central Australia

NTGS has released DIP035, a seamless geological interpretation and structural analysis continuing over the northern Aileron and southwest Davenport provinces.


VMS mineralisation at the Home of Bullion copper deposit

NTGS' new record brings together field observations, petrography, whole rock geochemistry and geochronology to support a VMS model of mineralisation at the Home of Bullion copper deposit.


Central Australian Basins Symposium IV happening in Darwin

NTGS are participating throughout the program of the fourth Central Australian Basins Symposium (CABS) held in Darwin on 29 - 30 August 2022.


NT Resources Week happening soon

NT Resources Week was held at the Darwin Convention Centre on 24 and 25 August.  This annual event is northern Australia’s largest resource industry conference and exhibition experience. NTGS presented in the Mining the Territory program.


AGES 2023 dates have been announced

The Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) will be held in Alice Springs on 18 and 19 April 2023, presenting the latest in new exploration and geoscience from across the Territory.


NTGS release spectral reflectance atlas of rocks from the Tennant Creek region

A comprehensive atlas of spectral reflectance rock characteristics from the Tennant Creek mineral field has been released. The Atlas contains mineralogy results, spectral characteristics and a comparison between visually logged and spectrally derived mineralogy for key rocks types from the Tennant Creek mineral field.


NTGS Brunette Downs Ground Gravity Survey released

Funded under the Resourcing the Territory initiative, managed by Geoscience Australia and infilled by industry partners, the NTGS Brunette Downs Ground Gravity survey has greatly improved resolution of the gravity data over a large area of the Barkly region, north of Tennant Creek extending to the Queensland border.