One of the significant contributors to the Australian economy is its mining industry. Australia ranks among the top five essential minerals producer of the world. Australian mining industry ranks number one in production of various minerals like bauxite, rutile, tantalum, etc. The employment generated by the Australian mining industry is one of the fastest growing in the world.
Australia is the world’s leading producer of alumina, bauxite, ilmenite, rutile, synthetic rutile, tantalum and zircon. Australia is also the world’s second largest producer of diamonds, gold, iron ore, lead, uranium, and zinc. Australia is also one the top five producers of aluminium, black coal, brown coal, copper, manganese, nickel and silver.
The future of the Australian mining industry looks very promising. Currently, it directly employs over 130,000 people. Australian mining industry is the largest employer of the environment professionals in the Australasia and the pacific.