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Actual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.

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The Mineral Exploration and Petroleum Exploration censuses cover private enterprises known to be engaged in exploration in Australia, and in Australian waters including the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA), regardless of the main activity of the explorer.

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Web release on www.abs.gov.au and hardcopy publication ABS catalogue number 8412.0

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Seasonal adjustment is a means of removing the estimated effects of seasonal and calendar related variation from a series so that the effects of other influences can be more clearly recognised. It does not remove the effect of irregular or other influences (e.g. the approval of large projects or a change in the administrative arrangements of approving authorities).

Mineral ExplorationAbstract

Actual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.

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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Mark Busby on Sydney (02) 9268 4533.

Name of collection/source

The private sector exploration statistics appearing in this publication have been collected and compiled from the Mineral Exploration and Petroleum Exploration quarterly censuses conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This publication contains actual and expected exploration expenditure.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8412.0Explanatory%20Notes1Mar%202017?OpenDocument
Source Periodicity

Quarterly

Statistical population

The Mineral Exploration and Petroleum Exploration censuses cover private enterprises known to be engaged in exploration in Australia, and in Australian waters including the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA), regardless of the main activity of the explorer.

Geographic coverage

Please refer to the Explanatory Notes for details about the scope and geographic coverage of this collection

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8412.0Explanatory%20Notes1Mar%202017?OpenDocument
Classification(s) used

For definitions of items and classifications used, please refer to link below.

Glossaryhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/8412.0Glossary1Mar%202017?opendocument&tabname=Notes&prodno=8412.0&issue=Mar%202017&num=&view=
Seasonal adjustment

Seasonal adjustment is a means of removing the estimated effects of seasonal and calendar related variation from a series so that the effects of other influences can be more clearly recognised. It does not remove the effect of irregular or other influences (e.g. the approval of large projects or a change in the administrative arrangements of approving authorities).

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8412.0Explanatory%20Notes1Mar%202017?OpenDocument
Dissemination format(s)

Web release on www.abs.gov.au and hardcopy publication ABS catalogue number 8412.0

Mineral and Petroleum Explorationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8412.0?OpenDocument