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Mining, Exploration and Geoscience sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience is committed to delivering strong and quality outcomes, with the vision of our minerals and petroleum resources generating prosperity for the people of NSW

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The Department of Regional NSW’s Mining, Exploration, and Geoscience is pleased to announce the success of Exploration in the House – new

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The Department of Regional NSW’s Mining, Exploration and Geoscience proudly presented Exploration in the House – new data, new exploration

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Critical minerals

The Geological Survey of NSW has released 4 upgraded data packages that showcase NSW’s mineral potential. Synthesising expert knowledge and

Close in crop of map showing intrusion-related Au mineral potential results for the Southern New England Orogen (extract from Southern New England Orogen mineral potential report).