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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/02/2007   
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Contents >> Mining >> Exploration >> Exploration licences

Exploration licences are granted to companies or individuals so that they may explore for minerals. The number of exploration licences increased from 127 at 30 June 2003 to 141 at 30 June 2004. The area held under all minerals and non-metallic exploration licences remained constant compared to the previous year.

EXPLORATION RIGHTS HELD, Tasmania - at 30 June 2004

Number
Area
Mining tenement
June 2003
June 2004
June 2003
June 2004

Exploration licences
- Metallic minerals
98
115
5,669 km2
5,669 km2
- Fuel minerals
2
2
75km2
75 km2
- Construction minerals
7
7
145 km2
145 km2
- Oil (onshore)
2
2
60,826 km2
60,826 km2
- Industrial minerals
18
15
2,502 km2
2,502 km2
- Total exploration licences
127
141
69,217 km2
69,217 km2
Retention licences(a)
- Metallic minerals
20
14
118 km2
118 km2
- Fuel minerals
5
5
170 km2
170 km2
- Construction minerals
5
5
23 km2
23 km2
- Industrial minerals
8
8
30 km2
30 km2
- Total retention licences
38
32
341 km2
341 km2
Prospectors licences issued
92
99
Permits to explore for petroleum under Commonwealth Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act [CPSLA] 1967
4
7
363 Blocks
363 Blocks
Retention licence under CPSLA 1967
1
1
5 Blocks
5 Blocks
Pipeline licences held under CPSLA 1967
1
2
Pipeline licences held under the Tasmanian Petroleum (Submerged Land) Act [TPSLA] 1982
1
1
Production licences held under TPSLA 1982
-
1


- nil or rounded to zero

(a) Titles to sub-economic deposits issued for up to 5 years and renewable.
Sources: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2002-03, Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.



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