Skip to content

BHP's planned Olympic Dam expansion to increase output of copper ¦ Amendments to exclusion periods for WPA access zones, issued February 2019 ¦ Mineral Resources Division is now based at level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000


Au Gold
Ag Silver
Co Cobalt
Cr Chromium
Cu Copper
Fe2O3 Hematite (Iron ore)
Fe3O4 Magnetite (Iron ore)
HM Heavy Minerals
Sand deposits that include a suite of minerals known as 'Heavy Minerals' rich in Titanium and Zirconium. The main minerals are Rutile (TiO2), Ilmenite (FeTiO3) and Zircon (ZrSiO4).
Mo Molybdenum
Mg Magnesium
Ni Nickel
Pb Lead
PGEs Platinum Group Elements
The PGEs are six metallic elements: Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd), Rhodium (Rh), Iridium (Ir), Osmium (Os) and Ruthenium (Ru), that sit together on the Periodic Table.
REE Rare Earth Elements
A suite of metallic elements known as the Lanthanide Series of elements.
Sn Tin
U Uranium
Zn Zinc