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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

Telephone: 02 6249 9111
Facsimile: 02 6249 9999
Email: bill.mckay@agso.gov.au or mike.huleatt@agso.gov.au
Internet: http://www.agso.gov.au


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The series is derived from analyses of available published and unpublished resource data acquired from mining and mineral exploration companies and other sources.

Data detail

  • Commodity name
  • 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

    Geographic coverage


    Frequency of data availability

    Annual. Year ended 31 December.

    Historical data

    Data are available from 1975.


  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources 1998

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