With a slowing Chinese economy, many argue that Australia’s mining boom, which helped it avoid a recession for 21 years, has come to an end.
But Australia’s largely untapped Northern Territory is rich in resources like uranium, zinc, lead, bauxite, gold, phosphate and manganese.
Prime ministerial hopeful, Tony Abbott wants to develop the Northern Territory and bring a new wave of mining investment to the country, according to Reuters. But environmentalists and aboriginal groups are working together to discourage mining.
We drew on the work of Reuters photographer David Grey that show the vast, untouched Northern Territory.