Mineral Exploration and Evaluation Survey

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Purpose of the survey

The Mineral and Petroleum Exploration and Evaluation Survey is conducted every quarter by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It collects important data from individuals and private sector companies with licences to undertake mineral and petroleum exploration in Australia. Your participation in this survey provides figures essential for producing statistics which are used by government and industry analysts to inform decision making, policy formulation and planning.

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