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Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in Australia to 2020

  • November 2015
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  • Global Data
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  • 58 pages

Synopsis
Timetric's 'Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in Australia to 2020' report comprehensively covers Australian reserves of gold, silver and diamond, reserves by major producing companies, the historic and forecast data on Australian precious metals and diamond production, estimated share of production by major producing companies and by state, production forecast by selected mines, precious metal prices and rough diamond exports.

The report also includes factors affecting demand for gold, silver and diamonds, profiles of major precious metals and diamond producing companies and information on the active, exploration and development gold, silver and diamond projects.

The Fiscal Regime section provides information about the country’s regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to the mining of the commodity in the country.

It is an essential tool for companies active in Australian mining, and for new competitors considering entering the industry.

Summary
- Australia had the largest gold and diamond reserves in the world at the end of 2014 with 9,800 tonnes (t) or 17.8% share of the global total and 250 million carats (Mct) or 34.2% of global reserves respectively. Its silver reserves were 85,000t, the second largest globally with a 16% share of the total.

- Significant gold and diamond reserves are found primarily in Western Australia, while silver reserves are located in Queensland and New South Wales.

Scope
- The report contains an overview of the Australian gold, silver and diamond mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.

- It also provides information about reserves, reserves by major producing companies, historic production and production forecast of gold, silver and diamond production, estimated share of production by major producing companies and by state, forecast production of gold, silver and diamond by selected mines, rough diamond exports, gold and silver prices, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development precious metals and diamond projects.

Reasons To Buy
Gain an understanding of the Australian precious metals (gold and silver) and diamond mining industry, its reserves, reserves by major producing companies, historic and forecast production, forecast production by selected gold, silver and diamond mines, estimated share of production by major producing companies and by state, precious metal prices, rough diamond exports, demand drivers, active, exploration and development projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.

Key Highlights
- Australia is one of the world’s major producers and exporter of precious metals. It was globally the second-largest gold producing nation with 9.7 million ounces in 2014.

- Silver production was 65.2 million ounces, the fourth-highest in the world while rough diamond production was 9.3Mct, the third-highest globally.

- The Australian mining industry is governed by the Minerals Council of Australia, the Department of Industry, Geo-Science Australia, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization.

Table Of Contents

Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in Australia to 2020
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Gold Mining in Australia - Reserves and Production
2.1 Total Reserves and Reserves by Grade for Selected Mines
2.2 Reserves by Major Producing Companies
2.3 Historic and Forecast Production
2.3.1 Historic and forecast gold mine production by selected mines
2.4 Location of Gold Mines in Australia
2.4.1 Gold mine production by state
2.5 Active Mines
2.6 Exploration and Development Projects
2.7 Demand Drivers
2.7.1 Demand from export markets and end-use sectors
3 Silver Mining in Australia - Reserves and Production
3.1 Reserves by Grade for Selected Mines
3.2 Reserves by Major Producing Companies
3.3 Historic and Forecast Production
3.3.1 Historic and forecast production by selected mines
3.3.2 Silver mine production by state
3.4 Active Mines
3.5 Exploration and Development Projects
3.6 Location of Silver Mines in Australia
3.7 Demand Drivers
3.7.1 China - a major market for Australian silver
4 Diamond Mining in Australia - Reserves, Production and Trade
4.1 Reserves by Geographical Region, Ore Type and Grade
4.2 Reserves by Major Producing Companies
4.3 Historic and Forecast Production
4.3.1 Rough diamond production by state
4.4 Active Mines
4.5 Exploration Projects
4.6 Location of Diamond Mines in Australia
4.7 Rough Diamond Exports
5 Major Precious Metals Producers in Australia
5.1 Newcrest Mining Ltd
5.2 Barrick Gold Corp.
5.3 South32 Ltd
5.4 Rio Tinto Plc
6 Fiscal Regime
6.1 The Australian Mining Industry - Governing Bodies
6.1.1 National level
6.1.2 Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)
6.1.3 Department of Industry
6.1.4 Geo-science Australia
6.1.5 Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE)
6.1.6 Australian Uranium Association (AUA)
6.1.7 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto)
6.2 State/Territory Involvement
6.2.1 New South Wales
6.2.2 Northern Territory
6.2.3 Queensland
6.2.4 South Australia
6.2.5 Tasmania
6.2.6 Victoria
6.2.7 Western Australia
6.3 The Australian Mining Industry - Governing Laws
6.3.1 Offshore legislation
6.3.2 Onshore legislation
6.4 The Australian Mining Industry - Mining Rights and Obligations
6.4.1 Rights
6.4.2 Obligations
6.5 The Australian Mining Industry - Key Fiscal Terms
6.5.1 Royalty
6.5.2 Minerals resource rent tax (MRRT)
6.5.3 MRRT allowance
6.5.4 Corporate income tax
6.5.5 Capital gains
6.5.6 Deductions
6.5.7 Withholding tax
6.5.8 Depreciation
6.5.9 Loss carry forward
6.5.10 Loss carry back offset
6.5.11 Goods and services tax
7 Appendix
7.1 Abbreviations
7.2 Bibliography
7.3 Secondary Research
7.4 Primary Research
7.5 Contact Timetric
7.6 About Timetric
7.7 Timetric's Services
7.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020
Table 2: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
Table 3: Gold Mining in Australia - Active Projects, 2015
Table 4: Gold Mining in Australia - Exploration Projects, 2015
Table 5: Gold Mining in Australia - Development Projects, 2015
Table 6: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Silver Reserves by Ore Type and Grade for Selected Mines, 2015
Table 7: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020
Table 8: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2009-2020
Table 9: Silver Mining in Australia - Active Projects, 2015
Table 10: Silver Mining in Australia - Exploration Projects, 2015
Table 11: Silver Mining in Australia - Development Projects, 2015
Table 12: Diamond Mining in Australia - Diamond Reserves by Ore Type and Grade for Selected Mines, 2015
Table 13: Diamond Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020
Table 14: Diamond Mining in Australia - Active Projects, 2015
Table 15: Diamond Mining in Australia - Exploration Projects, 2015
Table 16: Diamond Mining in Australia - Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2004-2020
Table 17: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Comparative Analysis of Major Producers, 2015
Table 18: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Newcrest Mining Ltd Projects, 2015
Table 19: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Barrick Gold Corporation Projects, 2015
Table 20: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - South32 Ltd Projects, 2015
Table 21: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Rio Tinto Plc Projects, 2015
Table 22: The Mining Industry in Australia - Western Australia Ad Valorem Royalty Rates (%), 2014
Table 23: The Mining Industry in Australia - South Australia Royalty Rates (%), 2014
Table 24: The Mining Industry in Australia - South Australia Annual Rents (AUD), 2014
Table 25: The Mining Industry in Australia - South Australia Mining Fees (AUD), 2014
Table 26: The Mining Industry in Australia - Withholding Tax Rates (%), 2014
Table 27: The Mining Industry in Australia - Depreciation Rates (%), 2014

List of Figures
Figure 1: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Gold Reserves by Country (%), 2015
Figure 2: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Location of Gold Deposits in Australia
Figure 3: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Reserves* by Major Gold Mine Producers (%), 2014
Figure 4: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Global Gold Prices (US$ per Ounce), 2000-2020
Figure 5: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Estimated Share of Gold Produced by Major Companies (%), 2014
Figure 6: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines, (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
Figure 7: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Location of Gold Mines, 2014
Figure 8: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Gold Mine Production by State (%) 2014
Figure 9: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Gold Production vs Exports (Tonnes), 2014-2020
Figure 10: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Silver Reserves by Country (%), 2014
Figure 11: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Reserves* by Major Silver Mine Producers (%), 2014
Figure 12: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Global Silver Prices (US$ per Ounce), 2000-2020
Figure 13: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Estimated Share of Silver Mine Production by Major Companies (%), 2014
Figure 14: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Silver Mine Production by Selected Mines, (Thousand Ounces), 2009-2020
Figure 15: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Silver Mine Production by State, (%) 2014
Figure 16: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Location of Silver Mines
Figure 17: Precious Metals Mining in Australia - Global Demand for Silver by End-Use Sector (%), 2015
Figure 18: Diamond Mining in Australia - Global Diamond Reserves by Country (%), 2014
Figure 19: Diamond Mining in Australia - Location of Kimberlite and Lamproite Deposits
Figure 20: Diamond Mining in Australia - Reserves* by Major Rough Diamond Producers (%), 2014
Figure 21: Diamond Mining in Australia - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020
Figure 22: Diamond Mining in Australia - Location of Diamond Mines
Figure 23: Diamond Mining in Australia - Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2004-2020

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