An Introduction to Mineral Economics

Campbell, H. F. (1999) An Introduction to Mineral Economics. Discussion Paper No. 260, Department of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Campbell, H. F.
Title An Introduction to Mineral Economics
School, Department or Centre Department of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Report Number Discussion Paper No. 260
Publication date 1999-09-01
Subject 340202 Environment and Resource Economics
Abstract/Summary This paper deals with the time-path of the prices of mineral products, and with the economic viability of individual mining projects. Mineral products may be final demand goods, such as gold, but more commonly they are intermediate goods, such as copper, aluminium and coal, which are used in the production of final demand goods. This means that the demand for these goods is a derived demand.
Keyword mineral economics
minerals
mining
derived demand goods
final demand goods
intermediate goods
mineral products

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