Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations

Applications for round 10 (2017-2018) are closed

The Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations Program forms part of the Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration (CORE) initiative and aims to increase the intensity of exploration drilling and geophysical data in greenfields areas of the Northern Territory.

The program provides co-funding assistance of 50% of the program cost up to $100 000 inclusive of GST to successful applicants for selected exploration drilling and geophysical acquisition projects in areas where there is a paucity of geological information.

Projects that seek to use innovative exploration tools or to obtain geological information at depth are encouraged to apply. Applications that use integrated or new technologies that test a clear, targeted geological problem may be considered for smaller prospect-scale programs.

Information gained from collaborative projects will be released to the public six months after the completion of field work to encourage further exploration.

Applicants are encouraged to read the program’s guidelines in preparation for submission. Applications for funding will be received from 13 February 2017 and the submission of applications must be received by close of business Monday 8 May 2017.

Round 10 Timetable
13 February 2017 Call for applications.
8 May 2017 Close of applications.
May 2017 Assessment of applications by the panel. Successful applicants announced.
June 2017 Funding agreement (contract) negotiated with successful applicants.
1 December 2017 Completion of all field work.
30 June 2018 Funding agreement ends.

Guidelines and templates


Kate Mornane
Ph: +61 8 8999 5424

Successful projects in previous rounds

Round nine (projects currently being undertaken)

View map of round nine successful projects  (205.5 kb)

Drilling projects

Applicant Tenement Project Name
DPG Resources Australia Pty Ltd EL24305 Walker Gossan
Teck Australia Pty Ltd EL30665 Carrara Project
Teck Australia Pty Ltd EL25467 Yalco Project (Drilling)
Cameco Australia Pty Ltd EL5893 Wellington Range Project
Red Metal Limited EL27267 Irindina Project
Energy Metals Ltd EL24451; ELR41 Part 1: Undercover structure of the uranium-prospective Mt Eclipse Sandstone, Eastern Ngalia Basin    
MMG Exploration Pty Ltd EL26831 Berjaya NW
PNX Metals Ltd EL25054 Tractor Corner
PNX Metals Ltd EL25748 Barossa
ABM Resources NL EL25192 ABM Resources Collaborative Funding: Homestead Drilling
Kalyan Resources Pty Ltd EL29349 Moroak Project

Geophysics projects

Applicant Tenement Project Name
Independence Group NL EL24915 Lake Mackay
Energy Metals Ltd EL24451; ELR41 Part 2: Undercover structure of the uranium-prospective Mt Eclipse Sandstone, Eastern Ngalia Basin
Bowgan Minerals Limited ELs24253; 29802; 29475; 30797 Neutral Junction Project

Map of successful projects with links to collaboration reports and data

Useful resources

For more information on mineral and petroleum titles go to mines and energy on the Northern Territory Government website.

Last updated: 10 May 2017