World advances in computing, manufacturing, energy and transport are being made possible by critical minerals found in Australia.
From rare earths to high performance metals, Australia is well positioned to source and develop the critical minerals the world needs for faster, smaller and more powerful technology.
To highlight Australia’s performance and potential in critical minerals with foreign governments and global investors, the MCA has launched a new publication Critical Minerals: Investment opportunities in Australia.
With critical minerals essential to global economic development but geographically concentrated, Australia is well placed to extract and produce these high performance minerals.
Australia has pioneered new advances in extractive technologies, processing ores into metals and is ideally placed to lead the growth, diversity and new applications of critical minerals globally.
Our world-leading minerals sector supports the industries and products of the future with a strong and proven commitment to sustainability, community engagement, rehabilitation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Australia has built its mining industry on a reputation for smart, sophisticated, sustainable exploration, mining and minerals processing – from bulk commodities like iron ore, coal and bauxite to metals like gold, copper and nickel and increasingly critical metals like lithium.
Critical minerals are already a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia, with many new projects at advanced stages of development that will soon be ready to support the world’s growing needs.