Lecture: Australia's Mines and Mineral Wealth

Speaker: Tim Colman, Economic Geology Programme, British Geological Survey

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £5.00

Date and Time

19:00 -

Location

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN


Lecture Description

Australia is currently one of the main sources of the world’s mineral wealth. First in the production of diamonds, bauxite and zirconium; second in lead, zinc, titanium, uranium: third in gold, nickel, iron ore and coal and fourth in copper, silver and manganese - all this is from a country slightly smaller than the USA with a population of only 21 million. The talk will give a brief history of the development of the Australian mining industry and describe some of the more recent discoveries.



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