24 September 2007
Tasmanian uranium discoveries could mean new boom for Australian immigration
New uranium prospects in Tasmania could mean a whole new region benefiting from Australia's resources boom and new jobs and opportunities for people interested in starting a new life with an Australian visa.
The Minemakers company from Perth has begun uranium exploration on its properties in the north-east of Tasmania, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. New government legislation has given the go-ahead for mining in Tasmania, along with South Australia and the Northern Territory, subject to a careful approvals process.
The area is already known as Australia's largest historic tin and tungsten mining area but research and exploration by Minemakers has confirmed highly encouraging "significant radiometric anomalism" over thicknesses of up to five to seven metres in holes drilled into the target zone. This is no guarantee of high grade uranium but they are excited about the possibilities.
A new mining boom in Tasmania would been prosperity and opportunities for many support and services industries as well as miners.
Anyone interested in applying for an Australian visa should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.