Abstract

Globally, salt lakes are major sources of lithium, potash, borates and other strategic mineral commodities. Salt lakes, or salars, in the semi-arid to arid regions of Chile, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia contain most of the world's low cost supply of lithium, while salt lakes in Jordan, Israel and China are significant sources of potash. Despite the large number of salt lakes distributed across Australia, public domain knowledge of saline lakes and their associated groundwater systems as potential sources for lithium, potash and other commodities is limited. This report has reviewed the publicly available information on Australian salt lakes and is accompanied by four maps showing which lakes have the highest potential for lithium, boron, potash and calcrete-hosted uranium.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 158.0 West bound 110.0 South bound -44.0

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nonGeographicDataset

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2013-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76454 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76454/

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
economic geology
fluid reservoirs
mineral exploration
geochemistry
water
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9.0
East bound
158.0
West bound
110.0
South bound
-44.0

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onLine hardcopy

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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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