Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, September 2020 | Australian Bureau of Statistics (abs.gov.au)

Some standout numbers from the ABS’s latest release on mineral exploration

  • the Sept 2020 qtr saw $702m invested in minerals exploration
  • taking the YTD (Sep 20) exploration spend to $2.8bn, it’s highest since 2013
  • total of 2,698,000 meters drilled for the Sep 20 qtr, up 14.6% from the previous quarter
  • Gold continues to dominate with an increase of $51m to $356m for the qtr