Mining and Minerals

Did you know….

Tasmania’s mining and mineral industry employs over 3,000 people directly and generates another 10,000 indirect jobs.

  • Exported commodities include ores and concentrates of iron, copper, lead, zinc, tin, gold, high-grade silica, bauxite and tungsten, as well as refined zinc and aluminium and ferro-alloys and cement. Tasmania is the major supplier of ferro-manganese to the Australian steel industry.

  •  The in-ground value of discovered minerals has been estimated to be over $31,000 million.