The Hope Factor

– Mineral Discoveries Australia, Papua New Guinea & the Philippines, by Anthony R. Hope (published 2011)
 
This self published book by geologist Tony Hope is the result of three years of effort based on his own widespread experience spanning 50 years, including many others in a diverse range of mineral exploration stories that encompass people and events that led to the development of mines in Australia, PNG and the Philippines.

The hard cover book is beautifully presented and contains numerous photos, maps and drawings and has historical input from those involved with each story including the actual discoverers of Bougainville, Ok Tedi and Lihir deposits for example.

The 536 page volume is intended for a wide ranging audience including engineers, miners, historians and those with an interest in how deposits are discovered. It will also appeal to anybody interested in the science of geology as applied to mineral discoveries and to students in both secondary and tertiary education stages.

This book was published by Anthony R Hope FAusIMM(CP).

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Fast Facts

  • The Queensland resources sector’s land disturbed ‘footprint’ covers just 0.1% of Queensland’s total land surface.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16  supported one in every seven Queensland jobs.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland has more than half of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of lead, zinc,  silver  and bauxite and  13% of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of and copper.
    Source: Queensland Government

  • The Queensland resources sector  covers  just 0.1% of Queensland’s total land surface.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 supported one  in every seven Queensland jobs.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 delivered one in every five dollars of the state’s economy through its spending in Queensland.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 delivered 1 in every five dollars of the state’s economy through our spending in Queensland.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland has more than half of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of lead , zinc and silver, nearly 60% of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of bauxite and and 13% of its copper resources.
    Source: Queensland Government Mining Update

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 supported one in every seven Queensland jobs and $1 in every $5 of the economy
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland is an important producer of gold, mineral sands, phosphate and magnesite.
    Source: Queensland Government