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Australia Minerals 

Deep Exploration Technologies CRC (DET-CRC)

This partnership addresses the key long term issues for sustainable mineral exploration success in South Australia and beyond, namely a platform to develop technological step changes in drilling and down-hole real-time data analysis and improved targeting under deep cover. 

Established in 2010 the DET CRC is the world's best-supported independent research initiative in mineral exploration, with $145 million funding from the Commonwealth Government and partners.

The DET CRC provides safe and cost-effective research programs into drilling, analysing and targeting deep mineral deposits. 

University of Western Australia ARC linkage


South Australia - New South Wales MoU

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed in October 2013, aims to maximise investment and economic development in mineral resources near the South Australia and New South Wales.

The MoU is primarily focused on creating joint programs to promote exploration and investment in the border region's unique geology and mineral systems, and highlights the need for mining infrastructure extending across state borders.

Link to MESA journal article.  


GSSA-HiSeis partnership 


Remote Operations Centre (ROC)