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Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 1994

The mineral industry is an integral part of the Australian economy, generating $29,785 million in export revenue in the 1993-94 financial year. This was over 60% of all commodity exports for the year. Such an important contribution was possible because of the large and diverse resources that sustain the industry.

Economic demonstrated resources (EDR) of several commodities, including gold, ilmenite, manganese, magnesite, zinc, tin and silver, rose substantially in 1994. EDR for cadmium, diamond and vanadium fell significantly, and for other commodities remained steady or showed minor variation over the year.

Exploration expenditure continued to be dominated by the search for gold. Figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in 1993-94, $793 million was spent on mineral exploration of which 57% was on gold. Expenditure on diamond exploration rose by 54% to $58 million.

Successful exploration programs have maintained Australia's position as one of the world's premier resource nations despite continued high rates of production. Australia is one of the world's top six countries for resources of commodities as diverse as bauxite, bismuth, gold, mineral sands, lithium, iron ore, lead, silver, manganese, zinc, tantalum and uranium.

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Field Value
Title Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 1994
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency unknown
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/85a113e7-c095-4f8a-92ae-fb444db22810
Date Published 2017-06-25
Date Updated 2018-06-27
Contact Point
Geoscience Australia
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[110.0, -44.0], [156.0, -44.0], [156.0, -9.0], [110.0, -9.0], [110.0, -44.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Geoscience Australia CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Geoscience Australia
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