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Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy: Land Use Program: Minerals Assessment of Cape York Peninsula

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This report focuses on areas within the CYPLUS region regarded as having moderate to high mineral potentional and is provided as a non technical document to assist land use planers and those lacking a background in earth sciences.

A qualitative assesment of the mineral resource potential of each region was create combinging knowledge of its geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mineral deposits, and mineral occurences. It should be noted that the assessment of the mineral potential of an area applies to the forseeable future (approximately 20 years ahead) and should be regarded as a "once and for all time" process.

Access for geoscientific investigation and ongoing exploration was required to ensre that assesmens of mineral resource potential are maintained to an adequate level.