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These instructions provide the easiest method for obtaining mineral deposit information using the Australian Mines Atlas. We advise that users of the Atlas obtain deposit information by using the 'Quick Search' option rather than attempting to locate the deposit on the map and then clicking on it. The latter method (similar to how a user might use a program like Google Maps) is more time consuming, as the Atlas has to redraw the map after each zoom. In addition, there is a delay (up to 2 minutes) when a point is clicked on the map to retrieve feature information.

By following these instructions, users will be able to avoid this extended time delay and more quickly obtain deposit information.

  1. Click on the 'Quick Search' link as shown below in Figure 1.
  2. Alternatively, if the Atlas is already open, click on the 'Quick Search' tab on the right hand panel, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 1 Image

  3. Select the 'Mines and Mineral Deposits' tab (see Figure 2), and enter either the whole or part of the deposit name into the text box. For example, type 'isa' to find Mt Isa, and press 'Search'.
  4. Figure 2 image

  5. After locating the deposit from the list shown in Figure 3, click the map icon to centre the map on the deposit and then click on the information icon to display the information about the deposit. The resulting output is shown in Figure 4 on the following page.
  6. Figure 3 Image

  7. Relevant information about the deposit including location, commodities, resource estimates and a link to the company web site are displayed in the right hand panel as shown in Figure 4.
  8. Figure 4 Image
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