Abstract

In 1998, Australia's economic demonstrated resources (EDR) of cobalt, copper, magnesite, gold, ilmenite, nickel, platinum group metals, tantalum and vanadium increased while those of diamond, iron ore, lead, manganese ore, lithium, silver, uranium, tin and zinc diminished. The reductions in EDR were due mainly to ongoing high levels of production; commodity prices were a subsidiary factor. EDR of all other commodities remained essentially unchanged. EDR of nickel and tantalum reached record levels in 1998. Gold increased slightly and maintained a flattening-off trend in EDR that has been evident since the mid-1990s. Black coal and bauxite EDR remained around levels established in the late 1980s and mid-1990s respectively. A decrease of almost 8% in iron ore EDR is attributable to production and a comprehensive review of resources information that became available during the year. Australia continues to rank highly as one of the world's leading mineral resource nations. It has the world's largest EDR of lead, mineral sands (ilmenite, rutile, and zircon), nickel, silver, tantalum, uranium and zinc. In addition, its EDR is in the top six worldwide for bauxite, black coal, brown coal, copper, cobalt, gold, iron ore, lithium, manganese ore, rare earth oxides, industrial diamond and vanadium.
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dataset - GA Publication - Report

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1999

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Report
mineral exploration
mineral deposits
geoscience
commodities
resource assessment
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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onLine

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pdf

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-eccd-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

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

2009-07-17

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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