Mineral Industries of Australia, Canada, and Oceania (Including a Discussion of Antarctica's Mineral Resources).
This Bureau of Mines report gives the mineral industry highlights of two of the world's major mineral producing countries, Australia and Canada, and seven Pacific island nations or territories--Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The mineral resources of antarctica are also discussed. Because of the size of the Australian and Canadian mineral industries, summary reviews are presented for each of the states, provinces, or territories. The most current information available from all nations is given on major minerals or mineral commodity production, share of world production, and reserves. Reported also are significant mining companies, locations and capacities of their main facilities, and their share of domestic production. Other information is provided on mineral related trade with the United States, government mineral policy, energy production- consumption and trade, the mining industry labor force, and prospects for the mineral industry. Maps show the locations of selected mineral deposits, oilfields and gasfields, mines, and processing facilities including iron and steel plants, nonferrous smelters and refineries, and cement plants, as well as infrastructure pertinent to the mineral industry.