Owing to its large mineral deposits, Australia is correctly termed as a mining nation. Mines are located all throughout Australia. Port Headland, Kalgoorlie, Broome and Perth are the major mining areas in Western Australia, the largest mining state of Australia. Emerald, Makcay, Mount Isa, Rockhamton and Brisbane are primary mining areas of the second largest mining state of Australia, Queensland. Mines in New South Wales can be found near famous the Hunter Valley. There are several existing and upcoming mines in South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory also.
Australian mines extract many of the important minerals. Australian mines are world leaders in the production of coal, gold, silver, copper, lead and nickel as well as diamonds and opals and other precious gems. Most of the Australian mines are underground, however some of them are even open cut or pit mines such as the world famous super pit of Kalgoorlie. Mines offer a hard and physically demanding work environment. However, it is extremely rewarding sector for those who are interested and are capable.
Mines in Australia are one of the world’s safest and technologically advanced mines. Highest safety standards have been enforced by the state and central government and mining companies have complied with them.