Analysis of mineral resources in Australian States
Aug 16, 2017

Analysis of mineral resources in Australian States

Australia is the world's leading producer of minerals and 19 minerals from about 400 operating mines. Mining is an important component of the Australian national economy, accounting for about 7% of the gross national product (GDP). Australia is the world's largest bauxite, alumina, rutile and zircon producer; second gold, iron ore, lead, lithium, manganese ore, tungsten and zinc producer, third titanium iron ore and uranium producing countries; fourth (also the largest exporter of black coal), nickel and silver production in fifth, lignite and aluminum; copper producer.

A list of Australian mineral resources

In the identification of mineral resources in Australia, has the world's largest gold, iron ore, lead, nickel, silver, zinc, rutile, uranium and zirconium resources, second lignite, bauxite, cobalt, iron titanium and tantalum resources, third copper and lithium resources, fourth thorium resources and fifth black coal and manganese ore resources.

[New South Wales, Australia's largest economy]

New South Wales is Australia's largest economy, accounting for 38% of Australia's GDP. The new rich in mineral resources, including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc and other metals, the famous Cadia gold and copper metal mineral content is more than 1000 tons of gold, more than 4 million tons of copper, Northparkes copper reserves of 2 million 205 thousand tons, containing 0.61% copper.

The new mineral area are: Thomson orogenic belt: copper, gold, zinc and lead; Delamerian orogenic belt: gold, nickel, copper, the new England orogenic belt: antimony, gold, tin, tungsten and molybdenum; Curnamona: zinc, lead, iron, copper and gold; Lachlan orogenic belt: top copper - Gold zinc, lead, nickel, tin, clay, molybdenum and tungsten.

The exploration and development of the state government to support and encourage the mineral resources, a large number of undeveloped areas for exploration, Tritton and Cobar have copper exploration opportunities, existing exploration opportunities of mineral products are: copper, gold, lead, zinc, silver, tin, tungsten, nickel, iron, ilmenite rutile zircon - - etc..

[Western Australia, Australia's mining capital]

Western Australia, known as Australia's mining capital, has enormous mineral potential for copper, lead, zinc and nickel. The main gold mine has Jundee (underground), Kalgoorlie (Lu Tian), Kanowna gold, Plutonic gold mine (underground) (underground), SunriseDam gold (Lu Tian) and YilgamSouth (Lu Tian), gold Hollandaire copper - gold mining emerging (14 million 300 thousand tons, 7.8% copper, gold, 1.0g/t) DeGrussa copper gold deposit Tropicana gold (far more than 6 million ounces of gold production).

[South Australia - rich in copper and uranium resources]

South Australia is rich in copper and uranium resources, copper reserves of more than 100 tons. There are two proven reserves of copper mine in Adelaide, in the future 3 years may produce copper; in the central area of Nan'ao is mainly iron oxide copper gold deposit; the Olympic dam operation not only has ranked third in the world (OlympicDam copper reserves of 78 million 676 thousand tons, 0.79%Cu), but also has the world known uranium resources in 40%, it is expected that the more than 100 years of mining area.

[Queensland has copper, tungsten, tin, zinc, white bauxite and nickel ore resources to be developed]

Queensland copper, scheelite, tin ore, zinc ore, bauxite and nickel ore resources to be developed. The main mining area of Cannington Pb Zn Ag mine (20 million tons, 10.4% lead, 3.88% zinc, silver 455 grams / ton); Weipa bauxite open-pit; Kalman copper - molybdenum mine (60 million 800 thousand tons, 0.32% copper, 0.05% molybdenum, rhenium 1.19 grams / ton); NWBrooksRange lead zinc mine (23 million 240 thousand tons of zinc, 8 million 870 thousand tons of lead); IberianPyriteBelt lead zinc mine (38 million 640 thousand tons of zinc, 13 million 600 thousand tons of lead); MountIsa divided into copper mine and lead zinc silver copper mine area, including two underground mining area X41 and Enterprise, the ore reserves of 68 million tons, of which copper lead zinc silver grade is 2.8%; including two underground mining area GeorgeFisher and Hilton, in addition later also found a BlackStar opencast mine, the ore reserves of 45 million 700 thousand tons, of which 4% grade 6.63% grade lead, zinc, silver content of 81.92 grams / ton.

[Vitoria - rich base metals and gold resources]

Vitoria has a base metal and gold is rich in resources, the main mining area of BCDResourcesNL copper project, JabiruMetalsLtd copper - Lead - zinc project (12 million 500 thousand tons, 2.1% copper, 4.4% zinc, 0.7% lead), Stawell gold, Fosterville gold.

[Northern Territory - rich uranium, bauxite, manganese and zinc resources]

The northern territory is rich in mineral resources, is rich in uranium, bauxite, manganese and zinc resources. 11 are in the mining area, the production of uranium, bauxite, manganese, gold, base metals and iron ore, has 24 ongoing feasibility evaluation stage scheme, including copper, rare earth ore, tungsten and vanadium ore etc.. The main emerging open mining area Karinga potassium carbonate ore (530 thousand tons K2SO) 4, Ranger (the world's second largest uranium uranium), SpringHill (3 million 600 thousand tons of gold, 2.3g/t gold), Geckominecorridor gold (15 million tons of copper, 4.19% copper, gold, manganese (8.13g/t) GrooteEylandt production of manganese over 15% of global output).

[Tasmania - one of the most abundant mineral resources in the world]

Tasmania is one of the richest deposits of mineral resources in the world. The island contains a number of ore deposits that contain minerals such as zinc, lead, silver, copper, gold, tin and tungsten. Tasmania mining industry is prosperous and has a long history and rich mineral resources. At present, the mining and mineral processing sector accounts for nearly 50% of the state's total export earnings.

Large Australian mining enterprises

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