Exploration industry converges on Alice Springs

Alice Springs recently hosted around 200 people for the 18th Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES).

AGES is the Northern Territory’s (NT) premier exploration event, promoting the Territory’s prospectivity by giving explorers an improved understanding of the NT’s geology and resource potential.

This year’s event was in the last week of March, and marked a return to optimism for the sector after a relatively flat period.

The 18th AGES featured the release of new geoscience information which provides baseline datasets to highlight resource potential and lower exploration risk. Releasing this information increases the attractiveness for industry investment in exploration, to bring forward the next generation of discoveries that will become the mines of tomorrow.

The exploration sector plays a key role in supporting regional economies and employment creation.

As well as being a technical conference where industry can access the latest exploration ideas and geoscientific data, AGES provides a networking opportunity for all who have an interest in the discovery and development of the NT’s resources.

Ian Scrimgeour, Executive Director NT Geological Survey with the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, speaking to ABC’s Katrina Beavan at AGES in Alice Springs