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Better balancing private land access and exploration

New tools will help rural landholders negotiate with mineral explorers searching for evidence of gold, copper and other valuable metals on private land.

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A closer look at the Otway Basin’s rocks

The Victorian Government is working to deliver a better picture of the state’s gas resources, analysing rocks in Victoria’s south-west.

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Great prospects to find nuggets - do you have a miner’s right?

Victoria’s walking tracks are not exactly paved with gold but you never know when someone will stumble across a nugget, with a lucky family finding a 20-ounce piece of gold over the weekend.

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Victorian Gas Program

The Victorian Gas Program runs until 2020. It is a comprehensive program of scientific research and related activities to assess the potential for further discoveries of onshore conventional gas and offshore gas in Victoria.

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The CarbonNet Project

The CarbonNet Project (CarbonNet) is investigating the potential for establishing a commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) network.

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Stavely ground release

On 22 June 2018, the Victorian Minister for Resources opened up the Stavely Arc region in Western Victoria for tenders from minerals explorers. Before the release, we completed in-depth scientific research and discussions with local communities.

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