Exploration spending in Queensland up across all commodities last year, QRC says.
Overall exploration expenditure in Queensland totalled $565 million in 2019.
Queensland has just under 63 billion tonnes of thermal and metallurgical raw coal in situ.
Queensland can deliver more economic returns from resources given its mineral prospectivity.
The QRC is keen to work with the Queensland government on new incentives for exploration.
Renewed confidence in the resources sector is translating into an increase in exploration.