Abstract

Australian mineral exploration spending in 2007-081 rose by 41% to a record $2461.4 million2 of which 44% was spent on the search for new deposits3. Spending rose in all States and the Northern Territory; Western Australia dominated with 51% of Australian mineral exploration spending. Base metals were the dominant target with 32% of exploration spending while gold was the major commodity sought with 24% of total spending. Exploration results were announced for a wide range of commodities from across the country with significant increases in resources at the Prominent Hill copper-gold project in South Australia, Cadia gold-copper project in New South Wales, Cloncurry copper and gold project in Queensland and the Solomon iron ore project in Western Australia. High-grade nickel intersections were reported from the Spotted Quoll and Lounge Lizard deposits in Western Australia.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -12.0 East bound 156.0 West bound 108.0 South bound -42.0
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Date (publication)

2009

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GA Publication
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mineral deposits
economic geology
commodities
mineral exploration
Earth Sciences

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English

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156.0
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108.0
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-42.0

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1.1

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2014-11-24

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