About the Minerals Council of Australia
The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia's world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA represents a world-leading minerals sector that is dynamic, diverse, sustainable and valued by all Australians. Read more.
Acknowledgement of Country
The MCA acknowledges and pays its respects to past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and linked publications may contain images or names of people who have since died.
Australia has the world’s largest economic demonstrated resources of mineral sands, brown coal, uranium, nickel, zinc and lead and ranks in the world’s top six for bauxite, black coal, copper, gold, iron ore and industrial diamonds.
Major processing industries include cement, base metal smelting and refining, conversion of bauxite into alumina and aluminium and iron ore into iron and steel. The Australian minerals industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports and government revenues in Australia. Click on one of the minerals below to find out more.