Australian Mineral Resources

- Apr 01, 2018-

Australian Mineral Resources


Australia is the world's leading producer of mineral products, with 19 mineral products produced from approximately 400 operating mines. Mining is an important part of Australia’s national economy, accounting for approximately 7% of gross national product (GDP). Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite, alumina, rutile and zircon; the second largest producer of gold, iron ore, lead, lithium, manganese ore, tungsten and zinc, the third largest producer of ilmenite and uranium The fourth largest black coal (also the largest exporter), nickel and silver producers; the fifth largest producer of aluminum, lignite and copper.