Annual Report on Mineral Resources

15 December 2004


Cover image of Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 2004

Cover of Australia's
Identified Mineral
Resources 2004
© Geoscience Australia

Australia's mineral and solid fuel resources remain reasonably healthy in the short to medium term, according to the latest assessment released by Geoscience Australia.

Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 2004 shows that the nation's current mineral stocks can meet increasing demands for most commodities. However, increased levels of exploration and new discoveries are essential for the longer term sustainability of the minerals industry in Australia.

Australia's Identified Mineral Resources has been published by Geoscience Australia since 1975. The information in this publication is used to formulate Government policy, and provide industry, the investment sector and the general community with an informed understanding of Australia's known mineral resources and exploration activity.

Download or view Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 2004.

In early 2005, the commodity sections from the report will be accessible via the Australian Mines Atlas.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013