Abstract

Australian mineral exploration spending in 2006-07 rose by 38% to a record $1,714.6 million of which 36% was spent on the search for new deposits. Spending rose in all States and the Northern Territory with South Australia up by 78% to $260.7 million while Western Australia dominated with 49% of Australian mineral exploration spending. The base metal group was the dominant target accounting for 32% of exploration spending overtaking gold (27%) for the first time since 1983. Exploration results were announced for a wide range of commodities from across the country with the most significant being the announcement of a 38% increase in contained copper in the Olympic Dam deposit, South Australia, and of an initial 4 Moz resource in the Tropicana gold deposit, Western Australia.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2008-01-01T00:00:00

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65629 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/65629/

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mineral deposits
mineral exploration
resource assessment
AU
Earth Sciences

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English

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Australia
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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