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Exciting exploration opportunities as AGES program is released

06 Feb 2020 11:07 AM | Sonia Harvey (Administrator)

From Minister Kirby's office

The Territory’s exploration sector is experiencing strong growth in exploration activity for commodities such as gold, zinc, copper and lithium.

The upcoming Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) conference provides existing and potential explorers and friends of the industry an opportunity to come together and discuss the latest discoveries and future opportunities for the sector.

AGES is the Territory’s premier mineral and petroleum exploration event held annually, that regularly attracts over 200 delegates.

The 2020 conference is a Territory Government flagship event, highlighting the latest geological results from the Northern Territory Geological Survey’s (NTGS) programs under the Resourcing the Territory Labor Governments initiative.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2020, key program highlights include:

  • The first release of data from the new 840 km Barkly seismic survey acquired in collaboration with Geoscience Australia;
  • new data on the age, structure and correlations of the South Nicholson Basin;
  • The interpretation of the NTGS Tanami airborne magnetic survey; and
  • insights into the undercover copper-gold and base metal mineral potential of the ‘East Tennant’ region in the Barkly Tableland and the Rover field SW of Tennant Creek.

To register to attend, or to view the complete conference program for the 2020 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar, visit the AGES website.

Quotes from Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby:

“The Territory Labor Government knows that jobs in regional communities are critical to Territorians, and a healthy exploration sector can play a key role in supporting regional economies in centres such as Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

“The growth in exploration activity in the Territory proves that the resources sector has an exciting future, a future which the Territory Labor Government supports through the sustainable development of the resources sector and delivering jobs for locals.

“This year attendees can expect to hear about the Territory Labor Government’s NT Geological Survey’s programs under the Resourcing the Territory initiative which is a crucial part of exploration and production success in the minerals sector in the NT.”

Media Contact: Tom Ryan (0436 951 084)


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