Abstract

Since the discovery of gold at Cape River in 1867, mining has played an important role in North Queensland by providing income, opening up new areas to settlement and providing markets for pastoralists and retailers. Mining is valued at more than $700 million per annum. Over 24 million ounces of gold have been mined or discovered in North Queensland. The Charters Towers district is a world class gold province with 15 million ounces of gold discovered in that area alone to date. Bauxite is a major commodity, contributing 10% of the world's production. The area has also been a major tin producer, and has produced, or is producing, base metals, nickel, tungsten, kaolin, antimony, silver, gemstones, limestone, dimension stone, dolomite, perlite, fluorite, molybdenum and diatomite.
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nonGeographicDataset

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

1998-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

24162 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/24162/

Keywords

GA Publication
Bulletin
geology
AU-QLD
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

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distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address