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Metalliferous and industrial minerals

Production and sales statistics

You can download mineral production and sales statistics compiled from yearly returns submitted by industry. To request historical information, email geological_info@dnrme.qld.gov.au.

Applying for a resource authority

To explore for minerals, you need an exploration permit for minerals. You can apply by making a direct application or through a call for tenders.

Exploration and investment resources

For more information on exploring and investing in Queensland, see the following resources.

Queensland's resources industries

Investment information

  • Queensland exploration and investment resource package is a comprehensive guide for potential explorers and investors. For a free copy, contact the Geological Survey of Queensland.
  • Read about investing in Queensland mining for information on investment support, exploration opportunities and current tenders.

Tenure information

Maps, data and publications

Exploration reports

Holders of resource authorities are required to submit a range of statutory reports on their activities through the GSQ Lodgement Portal. After a period of confidentiality, these reports and data are made publicly available through the GSQ Open Data Portal.

Contact us

Contact the Geological Survey of Queensland for geoscience, exploration and investment information.