The following spreadsheets are a flattened version of the data available in the Mines Atlas mapping application.

Operating Mines

The coverage contains data such as locations, mine names, commodity and weblinks. The information was sourced from Geoscience Australia's OZMIN database.

New Mining Infrastructure Projects

The coverage contains locations and other data such as weblinks, company names, capital expenditure and size of operation. The information regarding the major new mining projects was obtained fom a search of the web.

Mineral Processing Centres

The Mineral Processing Centre coverage contains locations and other data such as centre type, resource/commodity processed, weblinks, company names and general locations. Only the major processing centres were included not the minesite pre-processing plants.


The Ports coverage contains locations and other data such as weblinks commodities, tonnage of imports and exports and company names. The information regarding the ports was obtained fom a search of the WWW with the most informative site and organisation being the Association of Australian Ports and Marine Authorities (AAPMA). South Australia and Queensland also have state port authorities (Flinders Ports, SA; Ports Corporation of Queensland) which also have valuable information.


Google Earth

Mines Atlas Data Files

The following files can be opened and viewed in Google Earth:

  1. Operating Mines (last updated January 2014)
  2. Processing Centres (last updated June 2008)

The History of Australia's Minerals Industry is also available for viewing in Google Earth. To view that, please visit the History page.

Opening KML and KMZ files in Google Earth

To view Mines Atlas data in Google Earth, download the files to your desktop, and then open them in Google Earth. If you're not sure how to do this, follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the links to the file you want to view and select 'Save target as' or 'Save link as' and save the file to your computer.
  2. Open Google Earth, then go 'File' > 'Open' and navigate to the directory you saved the KML file and select the file.

If you do not already have Google Earth installed, it is free for educational/home users to download.

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Australian Mineral Exploration Review

You can download the current and previous issues of the Australian Mineral Exploration Review from the Geoscience Australia website.

Minerals Maps of Australia

You can download the following maps free of charge to use in reports, projects and as a reference source:

  • Australian Copper Resources Map
  • Australian Diamond Deposits, Kimberlite and Related Rocks
  • Australian Gold Resources Map
  • Australian Lead-Zinc Resources Map
  • Australian Manganese Resources
  • Australian Nickel Resources Map
  • Australian Uranium Resources Map
  • Australian Mines and Mineral Deposit Map on geo-regions base
  • Australian Operating Mines Map
  • Australian Offshore Mineral Locations Map
  • Proterozoic Mineralising Events maps

Go to Minerals Maps of Australia on Geoscience Australia website

Australian Energy Flows

Australian Iron Ore Quality


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