Mineral exploration

Minerals exploration is an integral aspect of the resources sector, enabling it to be a major contributor to the New South Wales (NSW) economy and to provide the materials for the world's industrial and manufacturing growth and consumer demand.

The NSW Government places great importance on encouraging mineral exploration in NSW and facilitating the progress of exploration projects through to production status.

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    Investment in NSW mineral resources

    The quality of world class resources in NSW underpins the state's position as a major global producer and exporter of minerals and energy resources and products.

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    Current exploration activity

    Over $95 million has been allocated by the NSW Government to exploration initiatives in recent years, creating strong incentives for explorers to invest in NSW.

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    Minerals project maps

    A map of mineral projects in NSW with recent exploration results, in the form of drilling intercepts and resource figures.