Victoria has a rich supply of earth resources including gold, onshore conventional gas, mineral sands, base metals and brown coal.
The Geological Survey of Victoria (GSV) is the Victorian Government’s geoscience agency.
Victoria is growing quickly and demand for quarry materials is expected to double between 2015 and 2050 as new homes and infrastructure are built.
A gemstone or gem (precious or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral, which when cut and polished is used to make jewellery or other ornaments.
Our oil and gas industry fuels the economy and jobs growth. The Gippsland Basin alone boasts two thirds of Australia's oil production and one third of its gas.
Geothermal energy is clean, reliable and renewable. It comes from naturally occurring heat within hot rocks and water reservoirs below the earth’s surface.
Carbon capture and storage or geosequestration is capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial processes and storing it securely in rocks deep underground.