Abstract

Until recent years the consumption of copper in Australia had not been greatly different from the domestic mine output. Production attained a high peak during the war, but there has since been a serious drop. Although this drop is temporary, it has unfortunately coincided with a period of severe dollar shortage and of rapidly expanding demand for the metal. As a consequence it has been apparent for some time that two important problems face the metal industry in this country, now and for an indefinite number of years in the future: to what extent Australian production of copper can be expected to meet local consumption, and in what manner imports of copper can be made available from soft currency areas rather than from hard currency sources. It is with the idea of clarifying the position that this note has been prepared. To place the Australian picture in proper perspective it must be viewed against the background of the world's copper position and accordingly this note has been divided into two parts: the World position, and the Australian position.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 156.0 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)

1949-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

9521 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9521/

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
mineral deposits
resource assessment
resource management
industry
economic geology
economic modelling
AU
Geology

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

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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 SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

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