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EXPLORATION COMMUNITY

The businesses, organisations and investors comprising Queensland’s mining exploration community are major contributors to Queensland’s economic prosperity and can provide valuable insights into this thriving industry.  

The QUREX Gateway provides exploration companies and the investment community with helpful information to find who’s who in Queensland’s exploration industry. This includes listings of exploration companies operating in Queensland, the relevant Government bodies including Commonwealth and State departments, as well as the associated industry bodies that advocate for the resources sector.

If you’re an exploration company with interests and activity in Queensland, contact the Queensland Exploration Council to have your company added to the listing.

CompanyDescriptionASX code
Altona MiningAltona Mining is a copper company with a major copper development project in Queensland, Australia.AOH
Aquila Resources LtdAquila Resources Pty Ltd (Aquila) is a privately held resources company with substantial interests in the bulk commodities of iron ore and metallurgical coal.n/a
Austchina Holdings Limited
In August 2017, Coalbank Limited changed its name to Austchina Holdings Limited. It is an ASX-listed company that invests in early stage coal and gas exploration projects.AUH
Australian Pacific Coal LtdAustralian Pacific Coal is a Bowen Basin explorer focused on acquiring, developing and value adding coal prospects.AQC
Bengal Coal Pty Ltd
Developing a 200 million tonne Prime Hard Coking JORC Resource, backed by Bengal Energy Ltd.n/a
Blue EnergyBlue Energy is a rapidly evolving oil and gas exploration company strategically positioned with abundant conventional and unconventional assets throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory to meet the rising demand for cleaner energy.BUL
Bounty Mining Limited
Bounty has 10 years’ experience as a mining contractor specialising in thin seam underground coal mines. Bounty currently has an ongoing Farm-In interest in a premium coking coal tenement in Cape York.n/a
Bridgeport EnergyBridgeport Energy is an Australian Oil and Gas Production, Development and Exploration Company based in Sydney, NSW. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Hope GroupNHC
Carbine Resources Ltd
Carbine Resources is redeveloping the historic Mount Morgan Gold and Copper Mine to recover the mineral content from significant tailings resources at the site.CRB
Cazaly ResourcesCazaly Resources Limited is a Perth based Australian diversified mineral exploration and resource development company.CAZ
Central PetroleumCentral Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) is an oil and gas explorer and producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange focused on supplying the Australian gas market.CTP
Centrex Metals Limited
Centrex Metals is an ASX-listed junior company focussed on developing the Ardmore Phosphate Rock Project in North West Queensland. Ardmore is one of the few remaining undeveloped high-grade phosphorites in the world.CXM
Comet Ridge Limited Comet Ridge Limited is a publicly-listed Australian energy company focused on Coal Seam Gas (CSG) exploration and appraisal. Based in Brisbane, Comet has tenement interests and a suite of prospective projects in Australia. COI
Galilee Energy Galilee Energy Limited (Galilee) is a Brisbane based oil and gas exploration company focussed on progressing its flagship Glenaras Gas Project strategically located in western Queensland’s Galilee Basin.GLL
GVK
GVK is one of India’s leading business groups and conglomerates with a strong pedigree in energy and infrastructure. Its portfolio includes power generation projects, oil and gas exploration, major airports in India (Mumbai and Bangalore), construction and operation of privately owned toll roads in India, port development, hospitality and life sciences.n/a
Hammer Metals LtdHammer Metals is a Perth based company focused on the discovery
and production of metals.
HMX
Icon Energy Icon Energy Limited is an eastern Australian oil and gas exploration company. The company has a diverse portfolio of prime acreage in the Cooper/Eromanga, Surat and Gippsland Basins.ICN
Laramide Resources Ltd
Uranium explorer in North West Queensland.LAM
Metallica Minerals Ltd
Metallica Minerals Limited (ASX: MLM) is an Australian bauxite, zircon-rutile, nickel-cobalt-scandium and graphite resource development and exploration company.

The company has two current project interests. The Cape York Heavy Mineral Sand and Bauxite Project is located on the west coast of Queensland’s Cape York, and is held 50% by Metallica Minerals’ wholly owned subsidiary, Oresome Australia Pty Ltd, and 50% by a private Chinese investor, Ozore Pty Ltd.
MLM
Metro Mining Limited
Metro Mining Limited is an Australian exploration & mining company based in Brisbane. The company has major bauxite projects in Cape York and one of Australia’s largest thermal coal resources, in the Surat Basin.MMI
Minotaur ExplorationMinotaur Exploration Limited (‘Minotaur’) is a public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the market code MEP. MEP commenced trading on ASX on 25 February 2005.MEP
Moreton Resources Ltd
Moreton Resources Limited is an ASX-listed, aspiring operator within the Australian Resources sector, who seeks not only to advance its strong portfolio of Coal Assets, but also acquire a near producing cash positive asset from within the broader Australian Resources sector.MRV
Pembroke Resources Pty Ltd
Pembroke Resources is an Australian-based company focused on the acquisition and development of a portfolio of high quality, metallurgical coal assets. Established in 2014 the company is backed by Denham Capital, a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm. n/a
Queensland Bauxite Limited
Queensland Bauxite Limited is a publicly listed company. Its main activity is mineral exploration and identification of potential mining assets for acquisition and development.QBL
Queensland Coal Investments
Queensland Coal Investments Pty Ltd (QCI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd.n/a
Queensland Energy and Minerals Queensland Energy & Minerals Pty Ltd is a privately held Australian company which owns 100% exploration tenements covering 170km2 in the Julia Creek area of North Western Queensland, Australia.QEM
Red Metal LimitedRed Metal Limited is an Australian mineral explorer, combining proven exploration experience with a focused basemetal strategy over exploration tenements covering more than 17,000 sq km in Australia's most productive mineral provinces.RDM
Resolute Mining Limited Resolute is a successful gold miner with more than 25 years of continuous production.RSG
Senex Energy Limited
Senex Energy Limited is a growth focused, Australian oil and gas exploration and production company. Senex has a significant acreage position in two of Australia’s most prolific onshore energy regions, the Cooper Basin and the Surat Basin.SXY
Shell Australia Pty Ltd
Shell Australia is the exploration production and gas commercialisation part of Shell’s Australia business.n/a
State GasSTATE GAS LIMITED (ASX: GAS) is a developer of a conventional gas field located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland.

It is Operator and 60%-owner of the Cattle Creek and Reid’s Dome Conventional Gas Project (PL 231) located 30 kilometres south west of Rolleston, approximately 50 kilometres from the Queensland Gas Pipeline.
GAS
Summit Resources Limited
In 1992 Summit Resources Limited a public company listed on the ASX and NZSE, identified the potential to discover middle Proterozoic iron oxide base and precious metal deposits similar to Roxby Downs and Ernest Henry in an area immediately to the north of the existing Mount Isa base metal mines in northwest Queensland.SMM
TerraCom LimitedTerraCom is a new miner with a large portfolio of projects in the prime coal bearing regions of Mongolia, Central Asia and Queensland, Australia.TER
Tri-Star Petroleum CompanyTri-Star are pioneers of CSG exploration in Queensland and explorers of other resources.n/a
U & D Mining Industry (Australia) Pty Ltd
U&D Mining Industry is a wholly owned subsidiary of U & D Coal Ltd, an unlisted public company with the objective of engaging in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of coal mines and to supply coal product into the export coal market. UND
Vale
Vale is a pioneering mining company that works to discover and transform resources into essential ingredients for people’s daily lives.n/a
Vitrinite Pty Ltd
Vitrinite Pty Ltd, is a privately owned company holding on extensive strategic coking coal tenement portfolio within Queensland’s world-class Bowen Basin. n/a
Department/AgencyState/FederalRole
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AUSTRADE)FederalAustrade contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they develop international markets and promote international education and win productive foreign direct investment.
Australia MineralsFederal and stateAustralia Minerals is a collaboration of Australia's federal, state and Northern Territory government geoscience agencies working together to offer ground-breaking information, unrivalled expertise and a record of innovation that supports mineral explorers to realise investment opportunities.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)FederalUsing science and research to solve issues and make a difference to industry, people and the planet. CSIRO is Australia's national science agency.
Department of Environment and Heritage ProtectionState Supports the sustainable, long-term economic development of Queensland by administering a range of environmental regulations and laws and ensuring compliance with them. The department is also responsible for identifying and conserving the state’s built heritage places.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science FederalThe Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's vision is to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries. To help realise this vision, the Department has four key objectives: supporting science and commercialisation, growing business investment and improving business capability, streamlining regulation and building a high performance organisation.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines StateEnables the productive and responsible use of Queensland’s natural resources—water, land, mineral and energy resources—and provides a modernised natural resources business that will power-up regional Queensland.
Geological Survey of QueenslandStateThe Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) plays a key role in improving understanding of Queensland’s resource potential and attracting exploration and investment in the resources sector.
Geoscience AustraliaFederalGeoscience Australia is Australia's pre-eminent public sector geoscience organisation.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority FederalThe Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is responsible for ensuring the Great Barrier Reef is protected for the future.
Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ)StateTIQ helps connect investors, exporters, and buyers. Learn about our regions, and discover the many benefits of doing business in Queensland.
NameDescription For companies or individuals?
The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)The AusIMM represents 13,000 individuals working in the global minerals industry and provides leadership and opportunities for minerals industry professionals.Individuals
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) represents the mining and mineral exploration sector in Australia. AMEC also has the largest membership base in the resources industry.Companies
Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA)AMMA is Australia’s largest national resources and energy industry employer group.
A unified voice driving effective workforce outcomes.
Individuals
Australia China Business Council (ACBC)The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is a membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation comprised of National Office, eight Branches, and more than 1500 representatives from over 900 Australian companies who do business with China.Companies
Australia India Business Council (AIBC)The Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC) was founded in 1986 and is the only national body representing bi-lateral trade and investment relations between Australia and India.

The AIBC is a national membership organisation with active chapters in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra and maintains close relationships with federal and state government agencies, the diplomatic corps and industry bodies, and showcases opportunities to the Australian business community through an active program of events throughout Australia.
Companies
Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia. AIG is a not for profit organisation, run by members for members, which aims to advance the skills, status and public perception of more than 3,000 members both within Australia and overseas.Individuals
Australia Korea Business Council (AKBC) The Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) exists on behalf of its members and seeks to foster friendship and understanding between the business communities of Australia and Korea and to promote technical and economic cooperation, trade investment, education and tourism between the two countries.Companies
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry.Companies
Geological Society of Australia (GSA)The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.Individuals
Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)The Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society.Companies
Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia is a non-profit association of individuals involved in the exploration of oil and gas.Individuals
Queensland Exploration Council (QEC)Launched by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) in 2010, the QEC aims to have Queensland acknowledged as the minerals and energy exploration leader by 2020 and with Brisbane confirmed as its heart.Companies and consultants
Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI)The Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QJCCI) was established in 1987 to promote and strengthen business and investment ties between Queensland and Japan. Companies
Queensland Petroleum & Exploration Association (QUPEX)Queensland Petroleum and Exploration Association est. 1959 is a not-for-profit association that aims to provide members and the oil and gas community an opportunity to share experience, information and cultivate professional networks.Individuals
Queensland Resources Council (QRC)QRC is an independent body representing the commercial developers of Queensland’s minerals & energy resourcesCompanies
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)The Society of Petroleum Engineers is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.Individuals