NAME OF COLLECTION
Mineral Exploration Drilling Methods Survey
New Capital Expenditure and Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 796
SYDNEY NSW 1041
Telephone: (02) 9268 4357
Facsimile: (02) 9268 4101
Web site: <www.abs.gov.au>
To provide data about mineral exploration drilling methods in Australia.
An annual survey of all private sector companies with licences to explore in Australia and a minimum exploration expenditure of $20,000 per annum. In the 1999-2000 survey 541 companies were surveyed.
Data were collected by mail questionnaire.
Main data detail
Australia, states and the Northern Territory.
- expenditure on mineral exploration by drilling method, state and the Northern Territory; and
- metres drilled during mineral exploration by drilling method, state and the Northern Territory.
Frequency of data availability
Annual from 1994-95 to 1999-2000. This collection ceased following the 1999-2000 cycle.
Year ended 30 June.
Data are available from 1994-95 to 1999-2000.
Products and services
Example of information available
- Limited special data services are available on request.
MINERAL EXPLORATION, DRILLING METHODS, AUSTRALIA, 1999-2000
Rotary air blast
| Metres drilled|
(a) Prior to 1997-98, aircore/vacuum was included in Other.