Abstract

&bull; The global downturn in mineral exploration continued in 2001 as planned world-wide expenditure fell to US$2.2 billion from US$2.6 billion in 2000. &bull; Australia is the world's leading exploration destination with 17.5% of world mineral exploration budgets. &bull; Mineral exploration in Australia in 2000-01 totalled $683.3 million, the first increase (in current dollars) in exploration spending since 1996-97. &bull; Western Australia was the leading state for exploration with $424.1 million spent. &bull; Gold was the major commodity targeted accounting for 54% of all exploration spending. &bull; Access to government-generated geoscientific data and information was improved with the development of the Australian geoscience web portal - <a href="http://www.geoscience.gov.au." target="_blank">www.geoscience.gov.au</a>. &bull; Minotaur Resources Ltd reported significant copper-gold-uranium intersections from the Mt Woods Joint Venture, South Australia. &bull; Acclaim Exploration NL reported a nickel oxide intersection of 144 m at 1.4% Ni from Wingellina in the Giles Complex, Western Australia. &bull; Sipa Resources International NL reported high grade gold intersections at the Waugh prospect, Western Australia, including 15 m at 57.2 g/t Au from 21 m including 3 m at 233 g/t Au from 22 m. &bull; Newcrest Mining Ltd further enhanced its Cadia, New South Wales, operation with the first resource estimate of 200 million tonnes at 1.1 g/t Au and 0.41% Cu at the Cadia Far East deposit. &bull; Major advances were made in both exploration and project development at the mineral sands projects in the Murray Basin in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. &bull; Development decisions or commitments to proceed with mine development were made for gold, nickel, mineral sands, diamonds, tantalum and magnesite prospects.
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2002

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mineral exploration
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