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  • CCFS – Macquarie University
  • Investigator Resources
  • BHP Billiton
  • Intrepid Geophysics
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Gold Road Resources Limited
  • Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Australian Geoscience Council (AGC)
  • Geological Survey of Western Australia
  • Australian Academy of Science
  • Geological Survey of Victoria
  • AuScope
  • Geological Survey of Tasmania
  • Aruma Resources Limited
  • Geological Survey of South Australia
  • Antofagasta Minerals Australia Pty Ltd
  • Geological Survey of Queensland
  • AngloGold Ashanti Australia
  • Geological Survey of New South Wales
  • Evolution Mining
  • National Committee for Earth Sciences
  • Encounter Resources Limited
  • MTEC
  • Mount Isa Mines Ltd
  • DETCRC
  • Curtin University
  • Monax Mining Limited
  • Monash University
  • CSIRO – Mineral Resources Flagship
  • Minotaur Exploration Ltd
  • CODES – University of Tasmania
  • Minerals Targeting International
  • CGG Aviation (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • Anglo American Exploration Australia Pty Ltd
  • AMIRA International
  • Frogtech
  • AMEC
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd
  • Stavely Minerals
  • Teck Australia Pty Ltd
  • TRaX
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Southern Geoscience Consultants
  • Sipa Resources Limited
  • Silver City Minerals
  • Sandfire Resources NL
  • Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Limited
  • PGN Geoscience
  • Northern Territory Geological Survey
  • Newcrest Mining Limited
  • Western Areas Ltd

Building Australia's
Future Prosperity

The purpose of the UNCOVER initiative is to focus Australia's relevant geoscience effort on providing the knowledge base and technology that will substantially increase the success rate of mineral exploration beneath post-mineralisation cover in Australia.

Our Proposal

Understand

The purpose of the UNCOVER initiative is to focus Australia’s geoscience effort on providing the knowledge base and technology that will substantially increase the success rate of mineral exploration beneath post-mineralisation cover in Australia.

Understanding the search space is the beginning of prosperity

  • 1604holes
  • 124companies
  • 14,751members

Model & Predict

Australia’s resilient economy is supported through exploitation of its enormous natural resource wealth, most of it discovered in the last century. For over a decade resource discovery has not kept pace with extraction, despite significant exploration effort. It is evident that we have exhausted our easily discoverable near-surface resources and our share of international exploration expenditure has been in decline for over two decades.

This decline in exploration success is in large part due to the difficulty of exploring beneath post-mineralisation sedimentary basins and weathering profiles that cover approximately three-quarters of the continent. Much of the nation is largely under-explored and future success requires expansion of the search and discovery space to those areas that are under cover. 

Understanding of the search space must be deep enough to model and predict our mineral systems

  • 88,000jobs
  • 124companies
  • 14,751members

Manage

Long lead times, often exceeding 20 years, between ore-deposit discovery and mining production mean that Australia must act now to implement measures necessary to create the pipeline of projects that will propagate our economic prosperity into the future

  • 88,000jobs
  • 124companies
  • 14,751members

Sustain

Sustaining our quality of life means investing now for our future

  • 88,000jobs
  • 124companies
  • 14,751members
Contact

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