Minerals

Geoscience Australia provides pre-competitive geoscience information to address greenfield exploration challenges and identify new mineral provinces within Australia. This pre-competitive information is acquired through integrated programs of national strategic importance, such as the Unlocking Australia's Hidden Mineral Resource Potential Program which commenced in July 2013. The Agency also advises the Australian Government on mineral resources, mining and land use which is integral to decisions on the nation's known mineral endowment, the sustainable development of mineral resources and levels of exploration activity.

Minerals - Basics
An overview of minerals in Australia.
Mineral Exploration
Information on mineral exploration in Australia.
Mineral Resources
Details of the economics and reporting of Australia's mineral resources including the annual publication Australia's Identified Mineral Resources.
Minerals - Disciplines
Information on disciplines and techniques including geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and spectral geology.
Minerals - Legislation and Tenements
Links to exploration legislation and tenements.
Minerals - Related Organisations
Links to Minerals Industry Associations,  State Geological Surveys and Government Councils.

Minerals - Projects
Information on Geoscience Australia's minerals projects, current and concluded.

Topic contact: minerals@ga.gov.au Last updated: December 16, 2013