Participants may be:

  • Major Mining Companies (>$AUD 5 B) contribute $200K per annum to up to four projects of your choice.
  • Mid-Tier Mining Companies ($AUD 0.5-5 B) contribute $100K per annum to up to two projects of your choice.
  • Geological Surveys can indicate which projects they support with funding leveraged from survey drilling funds of >$2M invested in the National Drilling Initiative.
  • METS Supplier Companies, selecting at least one project which they will support with $50K pa cash and $50K pa in kind and an option to commercialise outputs.

Affiliates, at the cost of $10K pa, may be:

  • METS suppliers of any size, junior explorers/miners (market capitalisation < $AUD 500 M).
  • Geological surveys who are not participants.

Contributions may qualify for a tax offset under the Australian Government’s R&D Tax Incentive Scheme.

New Participants may apply to join MinEx CRC but with limitations on the number of METS suppliers per project.

Industry Participants:

  • Anglo American
  • BHP
  • Epiroc
  • Geological Survey of Western Australia
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Geotec Boyles
  • LKAB Wassara
  • Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA)
  • McKay Drilling
  • Geological Survey of New South Wales
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sandvik
  • South 32
  • Geological Survey of South Australia

Research Participants:

  • Australian National University
  • Curtin University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Western Australia


  • AuScope
  • Coresafe
  • Datacode
  • Demetallica
  • Encounter Resources
  • EnviroCopper
  • Evident
  • HiSeis
  • Inca Minerals
  • IFM Efector
  • Lodestone Mines
  • Matsa Resources
  • Middle Island Resources
  • Minalyze
  • MGPalaeo
  • Santos
  • Sercel
  • Strategic Energy Resources
  • The Virtual Explorer

Affiliate Geological Surveys

  • Geological Survey of Queensland
  • Geological Survey of Victoria
  • Mineral Resources Tasmania
  • Northern Territory Geological Survey


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