Resource development, plant location, and government influence : a spatial analysis of the Australian metalliferous mineral industries
This thesis examines the development of selected metalliferous minerals in Australia and the evolution of spatial patterns of mining and processing industries. It is submitted that powers of geographical analysis are increased by considering resource development and plant location in an integrated framework, and that such a structure can be developed from classical least-cost location theory (which, in its present form, is deficient in its notions of resources). The thesis begins by...[Show more]
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