Queensland is a highly prospective exploration province, endowed with abundant deposits of minerals, petroleum and gas

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Queensland’s North West Minerals Province is recognised as one of the world’s most highly mineralised areas, with the Bowen and Surat Basins also being highly productive regions for coal and gas.  Cape York has some of the world’s most productive bauxite deposits.


The paradox is that while Queensland boasts a rich tradition of exploration success, much of the state remains unexplored with the latest exploration technologies. Exploration is a high-risk business, which needs to be supported by strong fundamentals—detailed pre-competitive geosciences and policy certainty.



Queensland Exploration Council

Launched in 2010 as a not-for-profit initiative of the Queensland Resources Council, the Queensland Exploration Council focuses on investment attraction initiatives that showcase Queensland as a leading investment destination.

The Queensland Exploration Council’s membership comprises the who’s who of the resources sector, together with members drawn from finance, events and marketing, research and government. The Queensland Exploration Council endeavours to influence perceptions about the importance of exploration, and promote Queensland’s prospectivity to investors and businesses that support the exploration sector.

Visit the Queensland Exploration Council website to find out more.