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Operating Mines OZMIN Geoscience Australia 20150201


This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied

The following spreadsheets are a flattened version of the data available in the Mines Atlas mapping application.

Operating Mines

The coverage contains data such as locations, mine names, commodity and weblinks. The information was sourced from Geoscience Australia's OZMIN database.



This dataset has been used as a proxy dataset to spatially locate volumes of extraction in the Hunter and Gloucester subregions where records from NSW office of Water science with volume were unable to be connected to a bore in NSW NGIS Extract

Dataset History

"This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied

In 2003 - 2004 Geoscience Australia developed the Australian Atlas of Mineral Resources, Mines, and Processing Centres - the Australian Mines Atlas - with its supporting partners Minerals Council of Australia and Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

Subsequently, the Mines Atlas is continually being updated with new mineral resource, location data and company web links.



The Atlas aims to:

provide an authoritative understanding of Australia's known mineral and energy (solid fuel) assets, mines and production/processing centres (existing and planned)

present factual data that can assist with planning, decision making, investment, education and management of the environment

complement other national data sets dealing with land use, population, soils, agriculture, climate, water and vegetation

show where, and how, the mining industry is placed to continue its contribution to regional development in Australia and sustain its role as a major exporter of mineral commodities.

The Atlas delivers authoritative minerals and mining information to individual Australians and provides a virtual-showcase of the industry for global audiences.



The Atlas was developed as a working tool for use whenever and wherever customers can access the internet. It allows users to examine and evaluate digital spatial data related to the minerals industry against an array of infrastructure, demographic, resource and environmental dimensions.

The key objective of the Atlas is to serve the needs of diverse clients in many ways, including as:

a reliable and up-to-date reference with links to site specific and more detailed information, either directly, as for mineral resources, or through links, such as linking to the website of each particular owner company

an interactive decision support system with small-scale, map-making capability

a framework and instrument for education

an aid to visualise and understand complex issues relating to regional development of mining and mineral processing activities, and identify/promote opportunities for employment in remote areas

an aid to industry research.

Dataset Citation

Geoscience Australia (2015) Operating Mines OZMIN Geoscience Australia 20150201. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 13 March 2019, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/65c0c042-1ba8-47a8-9793-4363672500b9.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Operating Mines OZMIN Geoscience Australia 20150201
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2012
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/c04d5a8b-a702-419a-963b-0e234d95243c
Date Published 2016-03-30
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-30 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program