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This page contains an alphabetical list of abbreviations found throughout the website, and their meanings.

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A

ABARES

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

AEDR

Accessible Economic Demonstrated Resources

Ag

Silver

AGSO

Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) now Geoscience Australia

AIMR

Australian Identified Mineral Resources

AL2O3

Alumina

AL2O.3H2O

Gibbsite

AL2O3.H2O

Boehmite

Au

Gold

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B

BRS

Bureau of Resource Sciences, renamed AGSO, now called Geoscience Australia

Bx

Bauxite

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C

c

Carat

Co

Cobalt

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation

Cu

Copper

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D

-

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E

EAR-1

Estimated Additional Resources - Category 1

EDR

Economic Demonstrated Resources

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F

-

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G

GIS

Geographic Information System

g

Grams

g/t

Grams per Tonne

GL

Gigalitre (109 litres)

Gt

Gigatonne (109 litres)

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H

-

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I

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IDR

Indicated resource

IFR

Inferred resource

Ilm

Ilmenite

IOT

Indian Oceans Territory

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J

JORC

Joint Ore Reserve Committee

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K

kg

Kilogram

km

Kilometre

kt

Kilotonne

ktpa

Kilotonne per annum

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L

L

Litre

lbs

Pounds

Leu

Leucoxene

Li

Lithium

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M

m

Metre

m3

Cubic metre

Mc

Million carats

MEL

Mineral Exploration Licence

MgO

Magnesium Oxide

MID

Measured and Indicated Resource

ML

Million litres

Mlbs

Million pounds

mm

Millimetre

Mo

Molybdenum

Mozs

Million Ounces

MREB

Mineral Resources & Energy Branch

MRS

Measured resource

Mt

Million tonnes

Mtpa

Million tonnes per annum

MW

Megawatt

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N

N

Nitrogen

na

Not Available

Ni

Nickel

NSW

New South Wales

NT

Northern Territory

NZ

New Zealand

NEA

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

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O

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Osh

Oil shale

oz

Ounces

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P

P

Phosphorus

P2O5

Phosphate

Pb

Lead

PBR

Probable ore reserve

Pbs

Galena

Pb-Zn-Ag

Lead-Zinc-Silver

Pd

Palladium

PDR

Paramarginal Demonstrated Resources

PGM

Platinum-group metals

ppm

Parts per million

Pt+Pd

Platinum + Palladium

PVR

Proved ore reserve

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Q

QLD

Queensland

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R

RAB

Rotary air blast

RAR

Reasonably assured resources

RC

Reverse Circulation

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S

SA

South Australia

Sb

Antimony

SDR

Subeconomic demonstrated resources

Li2O.Al2O3.4SiO2

Spodumene

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T

Ta

Tantalum

Ta2O5

Tantalum Pentoxide

Tas

Tasmania

TiO2

Titanium Dioxide

t

Tonne

tpa

Tonnes per annum

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U

U

Uranium

U3O8

Uranium Oxide

USA

United States of America

USGS

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

US$

United States of America Dollar

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V

V

Vanadium

V2O5

Vanadium Pentioxide

Vic

Victoria

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W

WA

Western Australia

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X

-

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Y

-

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Z

Zn

Zinc

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#

$

Dollar

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