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Uranium Mining Banned in Queensland. Again.

Uranium Mining Banned in Queensland. Again.

Uranium mining will again be banned in Queensland just three years after the decades-long prohibition was overturned by the Newman Government. According to The Courier Mail, the state’s new Mines...

A third of geoscientists are undermployed or unemployed

One-third Of Geologists Unemployed Or Underemployed

According to a report by the ABC, about a third of geologists are underemployed or unemployed, due to a lack of exploration and consistently low commodity prices. The Australian Institute of...

Mining Asteroids in Space: Coming To A Galaxy Near You

Two companies in the U.S. have pledged to launch a series of spacecraft and exploratory satellites to investigate the possibility of mining natural resources from asteroids – as early as 2016. One of...

Innovation Dishes the Dirt on the Resources Sector

2015 will be the UN International’s Year of Soil, and with it comes the timely release of an online tool that can help miners, farmers and developers identify soil types. Over the weekend...

Mineral Exploration in Queensland Down 10.9 per cent

In a worrying trend, mineral exploration expenditure in Queensland fell 10.9 per cent (or -$10.7m) in the September quarter 2014, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of...

Huge Gas Reserve Discovered in Cooper Basin

A huge reserve of gas has been discovered in the Cooper Basin of central Australia, according to exploration company, Beach Energy. 600 metres of “gas-soaked sandstone” has apparently...

Queensland Exploration Scorecard Results

With the Queensland Exploration Council’s Exploration Scorecard now available for viewing online, a variety of both positive and negative results have come to light. As it’s stated in the...

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