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WA exploration permits up 40% last year

Exploration surged in Western Australia last year, according to new mining ministry figures.

WA exploration permits up 40% last year WA exploration permits up 40% last year WA exploration permits up 40% last year WA exploration permits up 40% last year WA exploration permits up 40% last year

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The state's Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) said explorers had lodged 2,575 programme of work applications in 2017, a 40% increase on the previous year.

The p...