This map shows the locations and status, as of 30 June 2020, of Australian operating mines, mines under development, mines on care and maintenance and resource deposits associated with critical minerals.
Developing mines are deposits where the project has a positive feasibility study, development has commenced or all approvals have been received. Mines under care and maintenance and resource deposits are based on known resource estimations and may produce critical minerals in the future.
For the purposes of this map, critical minerals are defined as minerals and elements (solid and gaseous) that are vital for modern technology and whose supply may be at risk of disruption.
The Australian critical minerals list comprises:
- Platinum group elements
- Rare earth elements
These commodities are coloured by mineral groupings on the map.
The map can come in two finishes, either printed on heavyweight 160 gsm paper or laminated. We use a true encapsulation of two pieces of 80-micron gloss laminate allowing you to draw on it in a whiteboard marker or apply map dots to locations of interest without permanently marking the map. The lamination also makes the map very durable and protects against tears and stains.
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