Abstract

The mineral industry is an integral part of the Australian economy, generating $29,785 million in export revenue in the 1993-94 financial year. This was over 60% of all commodity exports for the year. Such an important contribution was possible because of the large and diverse resources that sustain the industry. Economic demonstrated resources (EDR) of several commodities, including gold, ilmenite, manganese, magnesite, zinc, tin and silver, rose substantially in 1994. EDR for cadmium, diamond and vanadium fell significantly, and for other commodities remained steady or showed minor variation over the year. Exploration expenditure continued to be dominated by the search for gold. Figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in 1993-94, $793 million was spent on mineral exploration of which 57% was on gold. Expenditure on diamond exploration rose by 54% to $58 million. Successful exploration programs have maintained Australia's position as one of the world's premier resource nations despite continued high rates of production. Australia is one of the world's top six countries for resources of commodities as diverse as bauxite, bismuth, gold, mineral sands, lithium, iron ore, lead, silver, manganese, zinc, tantalum and uranium.
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1994

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Report
geoscience
resource assessment
mineral exploration
mineral deposits
commodities
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

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

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-f95b-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

2010-09-07

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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