Reference Links

Information resources on land management and government regulations and requirements

  1. The Australian Geological Survey Organization provides information on products, services and the media. The main AGSO divisions are petroleum, marine, minerals, geohazards, land and water resources and education. AGSO is based in the Australian Capital Territory.
  2. The Department of Mineral Resources site is dedicated to exploration and mining in New South Wales, Australia. The site contains information on legislation, products, publications, companies and commodities. There are links to other NSW Government sites and major Australian newspapers.
  3. The Victorian Department of Primary Industries encourages, administers and regulates exploration and mining in Victoria, Australia. The two major divisions are minerals and petroleum.
  4. The Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy‘s role in administering the mining industry in the Northern Territory, Australia. The site has links to other state government and NT government agencies.
  5. Mines and Energy Resources South Australia is the peak government agency administering mineral exploration and mining in South Australia. It is a division of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA). This site has information on topics such as products, publications, resources and legislation. It also has links to other divisions of PIRSA.
  6. The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy . The Department offers products such as maps, geological publications and datasets. The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy is responsible for administering and encouraging the exploration and mining industry in Queensland. This site has links to other government sites.
  7. The Queensland Resources Council. The QRC is a not-for-profit peak industry association representing the commercial developers of Queensland’s minerals and energy resources, working to secure an environment conducive to the long-term sustainability of minerals and energy sector industries in Queensland.
  8. Mineral Resources Tasmania is a division of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. MRT gives effect to Government policy in relation to minerals and petroleum resources and provides essential information on land management in Tasmania.
  9. The Victorian Department of Primary Industries encourages, administers and regulates exploration and mining in Victoria, Australia. The two major divisions are minerals and petroleum.
  10. The State of Western Australia is the largest mineral province in Australia. The Western Australian Department of Minerals & Energy is responsible for the effective management of the mining industry. Topics covered in the site include, products and services, geology, mineral titles, safety and environment and minerals and petroleum and even access to their titles database for registered users.
  11. Reflections – All aspects of the exploration and mining industry in Australia, including detailed company reports and announcements.
  12. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) website comprises 150 services distributed nationwide which collectively serve approximately 250,000 web pages divided in 5 major categories: USGS, biology, geology, mapping and water. There are details on each state in the USA.
  13. The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) site contains information on mining and resource related legal matters, articles and publications on resource related topics. There is also a conference section.
  14. The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is Canada’s premier agency for geoscientific information and research, with world class expertise focusing on geoscientific surveys, sustainable development of Canada’s resources, environmental protection and technology innovation.
  15. Details on mineral tenures and free miners in British Colombia. Have a look at Mineral Titles Database Search.
  16. Where are the mines in Australia and Mining Industry Companies? A good place to start is The Australian Atlas of Mineral Resources, Mines, and Processing Centres.