17.11.2008 - Minerals still Australia's best earners
From Sciencealert.com.au: The latest figures on Australia's mineral reserves reveal that the mining sector continues to remain the most important export earning sector of the Australian economy, and holds the potential to do so for many decades. Geoscience Australia's annual review of the commodities industry, Australia's Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) 2008, shows that Australia has the world's largest resources of mineral sands (rutile and zircon), nickel, uranium, zinc, lead and brown coal..... Full Article: Source