Olympic Dam

2022-7-7 · Olympic Dam is a large poly-metallic mine predominantly mining copper, uranium and gold. Olympic Dam is the sixth largest known copper ore body, fifth largest gold ore body and largest uranium ore body in the world. It also contains significant quantities of silver and stands as the largest underground mine in Australia. The Olympic Dam ...

How Olympic Dam went from mother of all digs to

An Olympic Dam Task Force was even set up to streamline the process further. Olympic Dam Expansion – ODX – would place the operation in the top three globally, adding 515,000 tonnes of …

Great Deposits of The World – Olympic Dam, Australia

2015-2-19 · Overview of the Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia. billion tons at 1.08% copper, 0.32 kilograms per ton of U 3 O 8 (uranium oxide), 0.34g/t gold and 2.07g/t silver. The total resource including indicated and inferred works out to 172.8 billion pounds of copper, 95 million ounces of gold, 429 million ounces of silver and 5.477 billion pounds ...

Olympic Dam copper refinery Report | Wood Mackenzie

2022-3-11 · The Olympic Dam integrated mine, mill, smelter and refinery complex was constructed near Roxby Downs, South Austra lia as a joint venture between Western Mining Corporation and BP Minerals. The refinery uses the ISA process and was commissioned in mid-1988 with a capacity of 51kt/a refined cathode. Electrowinning of copper from leach solutions ...

Major Mines & Projects | Olympic Dam Mine

Solvent Extraction & Electrowinning. Electrorefining. Cyanide (reagent) Mine Life. 40 years (as of Jan 1, 2021) Olympic Dam is one of the world''s most significant deposits of copper, gold, silver and uranium. It comprises underground and surface operations, and is a fully integrated processing facility from ore to metal.

Olympic Dam copper smelter Report | Wood Mackenzie

2022-3-11 · The Olympic Dam integrated mine, mill, smelter and refinery complex was constructed as a joint venture between Western Mining Corporation and BP Minerals. The smelter was commissioned in July 1988 with a capacity of 55kt/a copper and 90kt/a acid. Early problems were encountered with hot metal handling, dust and gas handling, foaming into the ...

NUCLEAR-RISKS | Olympic Dam

History. The Olympic Dam mine near the town of Roxby Downs in South Australia is not only the largest underground mine on the continent, but is also the site of the world''s largest known uranium ore deposit. Western Mining Corporation began drilling at Roxby Downs in 1975, producing the first shipments of copper, gold, silver and uranium in 1988.

Olympic Dam, | Hibakusha Worldwide

The Olympic Dam mine near the town of Roxby Downs in South Australia is not only the largest underground mine on the continent, but is also the site of the world''s largest known uranium ore deposit. Western Mining Corporation began drilling at Roxby Downs in 1975, producing the first shipments of copper, gold, silver and uranium in 1988.

Olympic Dam – Aboriginal Business Development

The Olympic Dam copper mine is located in outback South Australia, approximately 570 kilometres north of the state''s capital of Adelaide. It is the world''s fourth largest copper deposit, with smaller amounts of gold, silver and uranium also mined. The Olympic Dam asset is owned by BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation (BHP Billiton) and is ...

Olympic Dam

2019-5-29 · The Olympic Dam is a huge mining centre located in South Australia, 560 km north-west of Adelaide. Home to a major oxide copper gold deposit producing copper, uranium, gold and silver, the site hosts an underground mine and an integrated metallurgical processing plant. The project was opened in 1988 by WMC Resources, after discovering the large ...

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