Natural resources in Australia:
There are many natural resources found in the physical environment of beautiful Australia which are valuable to humans needs and wants. Australia is richly endowed with a variety of both abiotic natural resources (mineral resources) and natural energy resources. Australia's mineral resources are especially an important component of the nation's wealth.
The map on the right shows the different natural resources present throughout Australia using abbreviations and different symbols as given in the key.
Here are examples of natural resources from Australia:
• Crude Oil
• Iron ore
• Mineral sands
• Natural gas
Australia: the Green and gold
Production of gold in Australia is very high, being the world's second largest producer of gold. Gold has been produced in Australia since it was first discovered near Orange in New South Wales in 1851. Since then, the production of gold has grown throughout locations and therefore quantity. With 230 tonnes of gold a year, which is almost 10 per cent of the world gold production gold is one of Australia's top 10 commodity exports and is worth about $14 billion per year. Though gold in ores and concentrates as refined metal produces 360 tonnes of gold a year. These exports include shipments of gold of non-Australian origin which has been refined in Australia. India is Australia's major market for gold exportation, with significant amounts also exported to the United Kingdom.
Yes, we definitely are a golden country after all.
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