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.

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NTGS return to remote field work in 2021

After a Covid-19 interrupted 2020 field season, NTGS geologists and technical staff returned to the field for the 2021 dry season.

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AGES 2022 dates announced

Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) will be held in Alice Springs on 5-6 April 2022.

Mining the Terriotry conference

NTGS to present at NT Resources week

NT Resources Week will be held on 27-28 October at the Darwin Convention Centre.


Newly compiled petroleum geoscience data from onshore basins in southeast NT

NTGS has released DIP034: Petroleum geoscience data from the Warburton, Pedirka and Eromanga basins.