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Uranium Mining Issues: 2007 Review -

In South Australia, BHP Billiton considers export of unsmelted Olympic Dam copper/uranium concentrate to China: In view of the huge cost of the planned expansion of the Olympic Dam mine on the one hand, and of China's expected serious over-capacity of copper processing on the other hand, BHP has asked the Australian Government to approve the ...

April | 2012 | uranium news

BHP Steps Up Its Olympic Ambitions, WSJ, By Stephen Bell, April 24, 2012, BHP Billiton is a fully paid-up believer in the mining theory of 'nearology' if its latest Australian land grab is anything to go by. The Anglo-Australian miner has tabled applications for exploration licenses covering more than 10,000 square kilometers in arid regions surrounding the huge Olympic Dam copper-gold ...

Adelaide Branch August Newsletter - AusIMM

Mary Kathleen was a Uranium mine and is now a very popular tourist destination as the water inside the pit was a stunning blue colour. Some of the locals told us that some tourists end up going swimming in the water at Mary K, which was a concerning thought. The EEF field trip was such a fun experience.

cost mine hoist -

ABB wins $11 million mine hoist order from Xstrata Copper in ... Sep 14, 2011 ... ABB has delivered more than 600 new mine hoist systems ... industry benchmark for mine hoist safety, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Great Deposits of The World - Geology for Investors

In addition to these metals, there are substantial quantities of Rare Earths at Olympic Dam. Keep in mind that the ore zones are relative to the background mineralization which is unimaginably massive as the entire mineralized area has a background value of 0.5% Copper, 0.2 kg Uranium 0.5 g/t gold and 1 g/t silver over a 50 km 2 area.

6-K -

Olympic Dam in South Australia produces two percent of the world's copper and seven percent of the world's uranium needs and has the potential to be greatly expanded. Out of northern Queensland, we are currently producing the world's lowest cost fertilizer and, in an environment of industry consolidation, we are Australia's only ...

Australia's Uranium Mines - World Nuclear Association

Olympic Dam. The Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine, with the town of Roxby Downs, is located 560 km north of Adelaide, near the opal mining centre of Andamooka. This is an arid part of Australia, receiving only an average of only 160 mm of rain per year, and that rather unreliably.

Olympic Dam mine - Wikipedia

The Olympic Dam mine is a large poly-metallic underground mine located in South Australia, 550 km NNW of Adelaide.It is the fourth largest copper deposit and the largest known single deposit of uranium in the world, although copper is the largest contributor to total revenue. Approximately 70% of the mine's revenue comes from copper, 25% from uranium, and the remainder from silver and gold.

Power Vacuum: Australia's Energy Crisis Screaming Out for ...

What Paul also overlooks is that, despite its many costly and spectacular failures, South Australia hosts one of the world's largest uranium mines at Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam, gold/copper/uranium owned and operated by BHP Billiton), and another large operation at Beverly/Four Mile, owned and operated by Heathgate/Quasar.

Why Uranium Prices Will Spike in 2013: Raymond James

Cigar Lake is the second-highest grading deposit in the world, and it's located in an excellent jurisdiction in northern Saskatchewan with significant existing infrastructure nearby. Meanwhile, Olympic Dam only works at that price because its uranium production is a byproduct of much more significant gold and copper …

Olympic Dam Mine: Largest User of Energy in S. Australia ...

Jul 31, 2015· The largest single user of electricity in South Australia is the Olympic Dam uranium, copper, gold, silver mine. Almost one third of the energy produced in South Australia comes from renewables! Most of that is wind, meaning there is much to be gained still from solar energy use in so sunny a climate. Why would…

Investigations into Olympic Dam death -

AN investigation is underway into an underground rock fall that killed a man at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine this morning ... West African Resources is currently recruiting for the start up of the Sanbrado Gold Operation. Read More ... Today's accident marks the first workplace death in …


Aug 24, 2019· BHP reported the results from four holes, the best of which was from AD-23, which returned a 180m hit grading 6.07% copper, 0.92gpt gold, 0.4kg/t uranium and 12.77gpt silver from a depth of 1,070m. That was part of a 425.7m intersection from 1063m grading 3.04% copper, 0.59gpt gold, 0.34kg/t uranium and 6.03gpt silver.

Australian Uranium - What is Uranium?

The Olympic Dam operation run by BHP Billiton in South Australia is combined with mining of copper, gold, and silver, and has reserves of global significance. There are three uranium mines in Australia, but more have been proposed. The most controversial was Jabiluka, to be built inside the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

A Medley of Potpourri: Uranium mining

Olympic Dam mine is the world's largest uranium deposit and home to the Olympic Dam Center, a mining company currently owned by BHP Billiton. Exploration Uranium prospecting is similar to other forms of mineral exploration with the exception of some specialized instruments for detecting the presence of radioactive isotopes.