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  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • This publication is the sucessor to Oil and Gas Resources 2000 and continues as the definitive reference on exploration, development and production of Australia's petroleum resources. It covers exploration, reserves, undiscovered resources, development, production and supporting information and statistics. It includes a forecast of Australia's crude oil and condensate production from 2001 to 2015, and sustainability indicators for petroleum resources. Information on Australia's petroleum data availability is also included. A revised estimate of Australia's undiscovered resources is included. The Appendices describe wells drilled and seismic surveys carried out in 2001. There is also a chronological listing of offshore and onshore oil and gas discoveries to 2001, listings of all petroleum platforms and pipelines, and a map showing all Australian petroleum exploration and development titles, with a key of title holders and interests as at March 2001. OGRA 2001 provides the background for much of the advice on petroleum resources given to the Australian government and is a key source for petroleum exploration, production and service companies, petroleum engineers and geologists, energy analysts, stockbrokers and share investors.

  • At its 4th meeting in Brisbane on 21st and 22nd August, the Copper and Bauxite Committee arranged a conference with Mr. J. Kruttschnitt, Managing Director of the Mt. Isa Mines, at which officers of the Department of Mines of Queensland were present, to discuss ways and means of quickly exploiting the recently indicated copper ore body situated in the Hanging Wall of the Black Star Lode at Mt. Isa Mine. At the request of the Committee, and following discussion of the details between all parties, Mr. Kruttschnitt made a proposal, which is submitted herewith.

  • The Committee has given consideration to the desire of the Government to put into production any property that can materially add to Australia's copper output within two years. As pointed out in another submission of even date, it seems probable that 5,000 tons of new copper p.a. can be obtained from a recently discovered ore body in the Mt. Isa Mines, production commencing in January, 1942, if the necessary capital loan is made as recommended. In addition, it seems likely that a worth while production could be obtained from other mines in the Cloncurry district. The principle potential sources of increased supply are Hampden Consols, Mt. Oxide and Trekelano, but many other smaller properties can also be looked to, provided some central treatment facilities are available.

  • Inspections were made of the Burra, Kapunda, Wallaroo, Moonta, Hamley, and Kanmantoo Copper Mines, and a number of smaller mines on the outskirts of the main mining centres. There follows a review of each of the areas in the order visited.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 2010 presents estimates of Australia's mineral resources at end of December 2009 for all major and several minor mineral commodities (Table 1) based on published and unpublished data available to Geoscience Australia. These resource estimates provide a long term view of what is likely to be mined. They are compared with national totals of ore reserves for each commodity, which provides the industry view of what is likely to be mined in the short to medium term. Mine production data are based on figures from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. World ranking of Australia's mineral resources have been calculated mainly from information in publications of the United States Geological Survey. A summary of significant industry developments also is presented. Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 2010 provides information on and analysis of mineral exploration expenditures in Australia for 2008-09 and the calendar year 2009. Trends in expenditure are presented and discussed.

  • Map shows lead and zinc resources of Australia.

  • The country rock of the Coimadai antimony orebodies is Lower Ordovician slate and sandstone, with northerly strike and steep westerly dip. It is intruded by narrow east-west striking pre-mineral porphyry dykes, which dip north and are displaced by or in places form the walls of the lode channels. The antimony lodes are lenticular ore-shoots in fault zones which show signs of intense crushing and shearing, the shoots being usually associated with fault intersections or branches. The workings are divided into two sections: No. 1, Draper's, in which the lode system strikes north-northwest and dips 45-55 degrees west, and No. 2, Bondison's, where the strike is east-northeast and the dip 60 degrees to the north. In No. 1 section most of the ore above the adit level has been extracted, but possibly 400 tons of the 5% Sb, ore have been developed below the level, and prospects of further ore are good. Gold values are much higher in No. 2 than in No. 1 section, but few assay data are available with regard to either antimony or gold content.