New data shows increase in critical minerals

4 March 2020

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt today announced the release of new data that shows Australia’s stock of identified critical mineral resources is increasing.

The new data was released as part of the annual Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) report, which has been produced by Geoscience Australia since 1975.

AIMR 2019 presents estimates of Australia’s mineral reserves and resources using data collected from the mining industry sector in 2018.

The increase in critical mineral resources was the most significant change in the national minerals inventory since the release of AIMR 2018 in March 2019.

The latest edition of AIMR is part of a suite of publications developed to inform mineral explorers and attract mining investment to Australia. The suite was launched by the Australian Government at the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention hosted by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto from 1-4 March 2020.

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