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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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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 decreased from 129 at 30 June 2000 to 101 at 30 June 2001. The area held under all minerals and non-metallic exploration licences also decreased to 8,794 km2, from 11,446 km2 the previous year. A further 30,356 km2 was held for onshore oil exploration.

EXPLORATION RIGHTS HELD, Tasmania - at 30 June 2001

Number
Area
Mining tenement
June 2000
June 2001
June 2000
June 2001

Exploration licences
- All minerals
115
94
11,202 km2
8,676 km2
- Non-metallic
13
6
244 km2
118 km2
- Oil (onshore)
1
1
30,356 km2
30,356 km2
- Total exploration licences
129
101
41,802 km2
39,150 km2

Retention licences(a)
- All minerals
21
20
79 km2
77 km2
- Non-metallic minerals
13
7
203 km2
183 km2
- Total retention licences
34
27
282 km2
260 km2

Prospectors licences issued
59
96
. .
. .
Permits to explore for petroleum under Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
6
5
455 Blocks
341 Blocks
Retention licence under Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
1
1
9 Blocks
9 Blocks

. . not applicable
(a) Titles to sub-economic deposits issued for up to 5 years and renewable. They are subject to work programs determined by Mineral Resources Tasmania for example, further intensive exploration, monitoring market conditions.

Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2000-2001.


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