The following spreadsheets are a flattened version of the data available in the Mines Atlas mapping application.
The coverage contains data such as locations, mine names, commodity and weblinks. The information was sourced from Geoscience Australia's OZMIN database.
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.
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.
The following files can be opened and viewed 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:
If you do not already have Google Earth installed, it is free for educational/home users to download.
You can download the current and previous issues of the Australian Mineral Exploration Review from the Geoscience Australia website.
You can download the following maps free of charge to use in reports, projects and as a reference source:
Go to Minerals Maps of Australia on Geoscience Australia website