Sunset clause shines light on old reports

THE Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety in Western Australia has released 884 mineral exploration reports from 1985 to 2001 that have been kept from the public due to mining tenement holder objections.

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WAMEX search tool page in GeoVIEW.WA, showing polygon attribution of exploration reports for part of the Pilbara region

The reports were meant to be made public in 2006, under regulation 96(4) of the Mining Act 1978, otherwise known as the Sunset Clause.