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 -7.0 East bound 156.0 West bound 108.0 South bound -44.0

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2009-01-01T00:00:00

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nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

68731 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/68731/

Keywords

GA Publication
Series
mineral exploration
geology
commodities
resource assessment
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

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utf8

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unclassified

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North bound
-7.0
East bound
156.0
West bound
108.0
South bound
-44.0

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
Country
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