NAME OF COLLECTION
Australia's Identified Mineral Resources
Mineral and Energy Resources and Mining
Principal Resource Geologist
Mineral Resources and Energy Program
Australian Geological Survey Organisation
Department of Industry, Science and Resources
PO Box 378
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9111
Facsimile: 02 6249 9999
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To provide quantitative information on Australia's resources of major minerals and fuels.
Estimates of Australia's identified resources are reported for all major and several minor mineral commodities. The resources are classified according to the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) classification system for identified mineral resources. The estimates and commodity commentaries are prepared by AGSO's Mineral Resources, and Energy and Petroleum Resources Branches. Graphs show long-term trends in economic demonstrated resources for selected major commodities.
Method of collection
The series is derived from analyses of available published and unpublished resource data acquired from mining and mineral exploration companies and other sources.
Units of measure
Total demonstrated economic resources, by commodity
Total sub-economic paramarginal resources, by commodity
Total sub-economic submarginal resources, by commodity
Total inferred economic resources, by commodity
Total inferred sub-economic resources, by commodity
Total inferred undifferentiated resources, by commodity
Mine production (from ABARE)
World economic demonstrated resources
World mine production
Frequency of data availability
Annual. Year ended 31 December.
Data are available from 1975.
PublicationsAustralia's Identified Mineral Resources 1998