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Exploration reporting


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The Chief Government Geologists, through the Government Geoscience Information Committee, have developed a national requirements standard for resources exploration reporting.

Mineral exploration reporting template software

Software to facilitate the creation of geochemical, drilling and other point located data in the required data templates has been developed to assist industry clients comply with the reporting guidelines.

Commonwealth reporting guidelines

Offshore minerals reporting regulations can be found on the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science webpage: Offshore mineral legislation and Offshore Minerals (Data Lodgement and Reporting) Regulations 1996 [PDF 31KB].

Further information on offshore petroleum reporting guidelines can be found on the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Authority (NOPTA) website.

State and territory reporting guidelines

Each jurisdiction has its own set of guidelines tailored to its legislation. These state and territory guidelines are based on the national guidelines.

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