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State Government receives 52 applications for EIS

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has received 52 submissions, including six from prospectors, for Round 16 of the McGowan Government’s co-funded drilling program.

The $10 million a year Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), which funds the drilling program and pre-competitive geoscience surveys, encourages resource exploration and helps to increase the number of new mineral and energy discoveries.

The locations of this round’s proposed gold, lithium, base metals, potash and nickel projects are located throughout Western Australia, from the South-West to the west Kimberley region.

Applications will be reviewed by an external expert team and successful applicants will be notified early December 2017.