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Minerals and metals

The NSW resources sector is vibrant, with world-class deposits, a highly skilled workforce and a reputation for safe, responsible and innovative mining practices.

The NSW Government supports the state’s minerals industry and the responsible development of its mineral resources. Our goal is to make NSW an investment destination for exploration and mining.

NSW resources and spread of deposits in Minview

View the detailed maps of the state's resources and the spread of deposits in Minview.

The NSW Minerals Strategy (PDF, 1.83 MB) released in 2018 outlines the NSW Government’s commitment to unlocking the state’s metals potential. Through better data, improved communication, supporting a skilled workforce and efficient regulation and services, the government will attract investment in metals mining in this state.

Download the NSW Minerals Strategy (PDF, 1.83 MB) (1.75MB PDF)

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