03 Dec 2018
Minister for Primary Industry and Resources
Registrations are open for the Territory’s premier mineral and petroleum exploration event, AGES (the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar), which sees around 200 delegates gather to hear the latest insights into the Territory’s resources potential.
Information shared at the annual event, run by the NT Government, leads to discoveries that will become major resources projects of the future – and create jobs for Territorians.
Highlights of AGES – now in its 20th year – will include:
Insights from the Territory Labor Government’s new $26 million Resourcing the Territory geoscience initiative
Technical updates on new discoveries of gold, base metals, battery commodities, oil, gas and more across the Territory
New data releases from major Geoscience Australia-NTGS-GSQ collaborative programs between Tennant Creek and Mount Isa
Practical information to help with issues such as land access, titles and how to access data
New insights into the greater McArthur Basin
The latest information on the Batten Fault Zone.
AGES will take place in Alice Springs from March 19-20, 2019. Register online at www.ages.nt.gov.au
Quote from Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles:
“The 2017-18 financial year saw record exploration expenditure in the Territory, up 43 per cent, and record-breaking mineral production, up 24 per cent.
“The Territory Labor Government knows a strong resources sector plays a major role in our economy, especially in remote and regional areas, and creates jobs for Territorians.
“By sharing the latest information with industry at AGES, we help investors and explorers see the potential of the Territory. The information also helps lower the risks associated with resources exploration, which makes the Territory even more attractive to invest in.
“AGES is held in conjunction with the Mining Services Expo, which showcases the capabilities of Territory businesses and how they can support exploration and mining ventures.”
Media Contact: Leanne Hudson 0427 687 079