Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:36
Recently completed aerial surveys of the Thomson and Galilee areas of southern and central Queensland have been released.
Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said data from the surveys would provide new information about mineral and energy resources and assist in local land and vegetation management.
“The Geological Survey of Queensland recently completed three aeromagnetic and radiometric surveys in the Thomson and Galilee Basin areas,” Mr Cripps said.
“They collected more than 460,000 line kilometres of data covering an area of more than 165,000sq km.
“This survey data will provide a useful resource tool for the exploration sector and help landholders improve the land and vegetation management activities.
“For explorers, the data will help identify potential new mineral and energy resources that will stimulate further exploration investment in Queensland’s greenfield and frontier terrains.
“For example, surveys of the Thomson geological belt in south western Queensland examined areas considered prospective for several types of mineral resources, including copper and gold deposits.
“The Galilee survey will also be a valuable guide to future energy resource exploration, including the search for new coal, coal seam gas and geothermal resources.”
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