Citation

Raggatt, H.G. & Nye, P.B., 1943. The mineral deposits and mining industry of Papua. Record  1943/034. Department of Supply and Shipping: Mineral Resources Survey, Canberra.

Abstract

Mineral deposits in Papua include those of gold, copper and manganese and from these there has been produced gold; silver; copper, copper matte and copper ore; manganese ore; osmiridium and platinum. The gold has been obtained from alluvial deposits and lodes and from the copper deposits. Silver has been obtained along with the gold, but no separate record of it has been kept. The copper and manganese ores have been obtained from their respective deposits. The osmiridium and platinum have been won during the mining of the alluvial gold deposits. A fairly intensive search has been made for petroleum, but there has not been any commercial production. The total value of the mineral production to 30th June, 1941, is £3, 246, 353, the detailed production being as follows: [see table in record].
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