Projects in the Pipeline: Australia — a sleeping giant?

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Although somewhat overshadowed by its traditionally-recognised abundance of metallic, precious and fuel minerals, Australia’s importance as an industrial minerals source should not be sniffed at.

The Australia we know today has been largely shaped by its mineral industry: topographically, culturally and economically.

From the feldspar-rich sandstone that gives Uluru its distinctive red glow, to the gold-rushes of the 1850s which lured in hopeful settlers from all over the world, to the vast reserves of iron...

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