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Quiz Time: Where in the world is your (Australian) state? (

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Media, Mining, Recommended


Again, for subscribers of, today’s Strictly Boardroom column, usually written by Allan Trench, is, again, co-authoured with myself.

Using the latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies as a source of inspiration, we re-draw the map of Australia’s states, seeing which states correspond with which countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, for minerals policy, geological potential and over mining investment attractiveness. The results are a little surprising.

I will try and incorporate these into a presentation at some point and post it on this website.

For those interested the details for the Fraser Institute Survey are: Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2013 by Kenneth P Green, Alana Wilson and Miguel Cervantes, released March 3, 2014