Location of critical minerals

The global demand for critical minerals is rapidly increasing given their key role in the development of modern technology. Queensland is recognised globally as a leading destination for mining and resources investment, and as Australia’s gateway to Asian markets, which puts our state in a great position to discover new economy minerals that are used to make everyday items such as:

Although critical minerals are found across Queensland, they are concentrated in the state's North West and North East mineral provinces—from Mount Isa in the west to Townsville in the east, a distance of nearly 1,000km. Some critical minerals are found with other traditionally mined resources, such as cobalt with copper, while others are the dominant mineral in a deposit.

Projects in Queensland

Use the interactive map below to view critical mineral projects located across Queensland. Click on an individual-coloured dot to show the project name and the minerals found at that location.

Last updated 24 October 2022

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Cairns QLD 4870

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Native Title Services administers the native title requirements for all mining and petroleum resource authorities.

Email: nativetitleservices@resources.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4936 0138
PO Box 3679
Red Hill QLD 4702

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For enquiries about surveying legislation and policies, contact:

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Land and Surveying Services
PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002
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From 12:00pm, Friday 16 December 2022, Titles Registry lodgement and search services will no longer be provided at the following business centres:

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Brisbane Titles Queensland Office
GPO Box 1401
BRISBANE  QLD  4001

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Geological information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

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Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street
BRISBANE  QLD  4000

Written enquiries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Resources
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST  QLD  4002

GSQ Open Data Portal and Lodgement Portal

Email: GSQOpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

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Geochemical information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

Resource Planning

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Email: GSQResourcePlanning@resources.qld.gov.au

Exploration Data Centre

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Zillmere)
Phone: +61 7 3096 6810
Fax: +61 7 3096 6817

68 Pineapple Street
ZILLMERE  QLD  4034

The John Campbell Miles Drill Core Storage Facility (Mount Isa)

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Mount Isa)

Phone: +61 7 4743 0078
Mobile: +61 459 822 434
Fax: +61 7 4743 0156

Killara Crescent
Kalkadoon Industrial Estate
MOUNT ISA  QLD  4825
PO Box 334
MOUNT ISA  QLD  4825

Visit qld.gov.au for more information on fossicking in Queensland and to purchase fossicking licences and permits, or contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

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MyMinesOnline helpdesk
Phone: +61 7 3199 8133
Email: MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

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For general enquiries contact the relevant assessment hub.

Mineral Assessment Hub

The Mineral Assessment Hub administers mineral mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Mining claims and mining leases for opal, gemstones, corundum or other precious stones are now administered by the Mineral Assessment Hub.

Level 9, 445 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810

PO Box 1752
Townsville QLD 4810

Phone: (07) 4447 9230
Email: MineralHub@resources.qld.gov.au

Coal Assessment Hub

The Coal Assessment Hub administers all coal mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road
Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679
Red Hill QLD 4701

Phone: (07) 4936 0169
Email: CoalHub@resources.qld.gov.au

Petroleum Assessment Hub

The Petroleum Assessment Hub administers all petroleum, gas and geothermal authorities.

1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002

Phone: (07) 3199 8119
Email: PetroleumHub@resources.qld.gov.au

District offices

Quilpie District Office

Court House
Buln Buln Street
Quilpie QLD 4480

PO Box 29
Quilpie QLD 4480

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Dalby District Office

30 Nicholson Street
Dalby QLD 4405

PO Box 589
Dalby QLD 4405

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Emerald District Office

99 Hospital Road
Emerald QLD 4720

PO Box 245
Emerald QLD 4720

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Winton District Office

Court House
Vindex Street
Winton QLD 4735

PO Box 230
Winton QLD 4735

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Mount Isa District Office

13 Isa Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825

PO Box 334
Mount Isa QLD 4825

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Charters Towers District Office

Tropical Weeds Research Centre
27-43 Natal Downs Road
Charters Towers QLD 4820

PO Box 62
Charters Towers QLD 4820

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Mareeba District Office

28 Peters Street
Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 156
Mareeba QLD 4880

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Georgetown District Office

Court House
12 High Street
Georgetown QLD 4871

PO Box 28
Georgetown QLD 4871

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Fossicking

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