Abstract

Australian mineral exploration spending in 2005-06 rose by 20.6% to a record $1240.7 million, 36.9% of which was spent on the search for new deposits. Western Australia dominated with 47.6% of Australian mineral exploration spending while South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland had record expenditure. Tasmanian spending rose by 172%. Gold remained the main target, but its share of spending was eroded by growth in nickel, copper, iron ore, coal and uranium exploration. Exploration results were announced for a wide range of commodities from across the country including: Mineral sands (Gullivers, South Australia, and Cooljarloo North, Western Australia) Nickel (Saxon, Tasmania) Gold-copper (Tekapo, Northern Territory) Gold (Tandarra, Victoria, and Tropicana, Western Australia) Base metals (Cuttaburra, New South Wales) Copper (Rocklands, Queensland)
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2007-01-01T00:00:00

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

65095 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/65095/

Keywords

GA Publication
Series
mineral exploration
AU
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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156.0
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108.0
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

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1.1

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