Abstract

Australian mineral exploration spending in 2002-03 rose by 14.4% to $732.5, the first significant increase since 1996-97. Global non-ferrous mineral exploration budgets rose 26% to an estimated US$2.4 billion in 2003. Australia's share of reported world budgets was US$339.3 million (15.5%). All States and the Northern Territory recorded increases in mineral exploration activity. Western Australia dominated with $423.6 million, 57.8% of total Australian mineral exploration expenditure in 2002-03. Gold was the major commodity sought with spending of $378.4 million, 51.7% of the total. There were significant increases in iron ore, coal and nickel exploration. Company exploration activities generated a significant number of drill intersections of economic interest, particularly for gold and nickel, in several mineral provinces. A number of junior companies commenced production of nickel and/or have nickel projects at an advanced stage.
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2004

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Series
mineral exploration
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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North bound
-9.0
East bound
156.0
West bound
110.0
South bound
-44.0

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Unknown

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pdf

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2004-02-06

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unclassified

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Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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