Visit hard times mine on your trip to mount isa or australia. A previous 1961 strike at mim was precipitated by legislation that threatened employees contract bonuses. Mount isa mines is the hub of our copper and zinc operations in queensland and remains unique in more ways than one. This is rated higher than most mines but harder to find a position with in the company.
Mt isa metals australia copper, zinc, lead and silver. Medical technologist, operator, boilermaker and more on. Great team environment and supportive management team. Isasmelt plants operating in 10 countries, including in the mount isa copper smelter. Locomotive used at the smelters at mount isa mines, ca.
Mount isa copper mine mining technology mining news and. For a brief period in 1980, mim was australias largest company. With the largest zinc resource base and the biggest underground network of mines in the world, we provide work for more than 3,200 employees and contractors. Check out tripadvisor members 1,595 candid photos and videos of landmarks, hotels, and attractions in mount isa. Copper was the main source of revenue in the 1950s. The 1964 mount isa mines dispute was an australian eightmonth industrial dispute between miners and management at mount isa mines mim in mount isa, queensland.
By 1955 mount isa mines was the largest mining company in the world. Mt isa mine photograph, one of thousands of australian photographs displayed within the massive australian explorer photo gallery. Real estate agency mount isa, mount isa real estate agent welcome to city and country realty. Media in category mount isa mines the following 122 files are in this category, out of 122 total. Glencore xstrata is the fourth largest copper producer in the world and among the words largest refiners of copper metal. John campbell miles, a lone gold prospector, stumbled upon mt isas vast mineral riches back in 1923. Black rock lode black rock open cut, mount isa mines, mount isa, city of mount isa, queensland, australia. Di perkins returns to her spirit country of mount isa the north west. Mount isa mines, mount isa, city of mount isa, queensland. Pass meeting where we find out what was going on and what is to be going on. The hard times mine tour is more than a tour its an experience.
By the 1960s, mount isa was the hub of a lead, zinc, silver and copper supply network, including smelting, refining and recycling facilities in europe. Take a look at our mount isa itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to hard times mine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday. Mount isa mines mim is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on combined production of lead, silver, copper and zinc. It was the year commerce began in earnest, and the year the community made important investments. Mt isa, locally referred to as the isa, is a city in queensland in the gulf country region. Mount isa mines 69ers enjoy brisbane book launch the.
They struggle against a powerful enemy blockade that is preventing the delivery of food in a battle that could change the course of the war. Mount isa mines, mount isa, city of mount isa, queensland, australia. Pfd food services pty ltd in mount isa, qld, wholesalers. Mount isa boulia camooweal east leichhardt corella dam lake julius lake moondarra mary kathleen mine lady loretta mine lady annie mine george fisher mine ernest. Maps of directions of mt isa qld, 4825 for locals and travellers. Established in january 1924, mount isa mines has grown from humble and isolated beginnings to become one of the worlds largest underground mining operations, and a business that has made a significant contribution to the growth and economic prosperity of queensland.
Mount isa is one of the few mines in the country where visitors can still take an underground tour. Mount isa entertainment and tourism venues is the managing company of outback at isa, mount isa civic centre and buchanan park complex. Mount isa lead, zinc and silver mine mining technology. Mount isa mines ltd was formed in 1924 and by 1925 it had taken over all the leases. Mount isa community reflects on 95 years as australias abc. Mt isa inlier and environs mineral deposit database. Geologist tony aldstone has been in mount isa collecting research from people who were there. Phosphate mine approved for mount isa australian mining. Mount isa is a mining town, which mines for copper, lead, silver and zinc, and has got a nickname by locals as the isa.
The rich lodes at mt isa were not discovered until 1923 and were developed despite the remote location and harsh environment. Isa mines declared its intention to close all departments of the mine. Based in mount isa, our real estate agency provides a diverse range of services aimed at achieving the very best results for our clients. Mount isa mines limited was one of three companies founded in 1924 to develop the minerals discovered by miles, but production did not begin until may 1931. Mount isa mines limited was established in sydney, in january 1924, by the efforts of douglas macgillivray and william corbould, the former a publican and the latter an engineer. Mount isa mines railway avenue, mt isa, qld white pages. Oct 15, 2012 the biggest show in town is definitely the xstrata owned mount isa mines complex, which incorporates an underground copper mine, opencut silver, lead and zinc mine, and stateoftheart metallurgical processing facilities. Mt isa metals australia copper, zinc, lead and silver are. Black rock lode black rock open cut, mount isa mines, mount isa, city of mount isa, queensland, australia north end lead side. View 93 mining jobs in mount isa qld at jora, create free email alerts and never miss another career opportunity again. Mount isa mines mim is one of the most productive single mines in world. The primary aim of the survey was to collect data about community perceptions and experiences of air quality in mount isa and to compare these results with those of a similar.
Hard times mine underground tour history of mining. Statelibqld 2 256762 blast furnaces 12, interior view of part of the smelter at mt. The mount isa pbznag orebodies have been mined by mount isa mines since 1924 and for a brief period in 1980 it was the largest company in australia. Carpentaria mt isa minerals province mas mechanical. Mines in the spinifex the story of mount isa mines. Mount isa mining supplies we are a local business offering rapid service to the mining industry in the immediate area as well as clients throughout australia. At mount isa, the copper ore bodies are separate from the leadzincsilver ore bodies, thus enabling independent production of the two ore types. The queensland state government has approved a multimillion dollar open cut phosphate mine for northwest of mount isa. The mount isa inlier and environs mineral deposit database describes 251 of the most significant mineral deposits in the mount isa inlier and environs, out of a total of more than 1800 locations listed in the australian geological survey organisation agso mineral occurrence database, minloc. Black rock lode black rock open cut, mount isa mines, mount.
Today mount isa is one of the largest producers of both lead and silver, in the western world. Read the story of james elliott, wrongly sentenced for a crime, found copper and retired to cloncurry and also the beer strike. Marco, a young loyalist peasantsoldier, falls in love with norma, a rebel spy, during the spanish civil war. The mount isa cu orebodies in north central queensland belongs to the giant global mining company, glencore xstrata. Take a tour underground at the xstrata mount isa mine site. The book half a century on celebrates the achievements of those who joined mount isa mines in 1969.
The enterprise mine is the most recently developed copper ore source at mount isa and is australias deepest mine, with an. The other two companies were mount isa silver lead proprietary and mount isa south. At the time of induction, mount isa mines were part of the xstrata group. Current tenders please choose the industry category for which you would like to view our current tenders.
They also have a steady stream of well vetted tenants on the ready. See who you know at mount isa mines, leverage your. With the largest zinc resource base and the biggest underground network of mines in the world, we provide work for. Get your assigned truck do a walk around prestart fill in paper work as nothing seems to run without it call pitram let them know who you are and which truck you are in and where you are as they like to keep track of your movements and loads leave go line and load up with ore take it into town and repeat. We sell new and used books, photocopying, lamininating. With the establishment of mount isa mines in january 1924, mount isa was transformed from a network of miners camps into a community. Environment and heritage protection minister andrew powell said his. A 1970 restructuring of the company led to the replacement of mount isa mines limited with mim holdings limited. It came into existence because of the vast mineral deposits found in the area. An xstrata employee has been killed in an accident at george fisher mine near mt isa in queensland. The strike, which lasted from december 1964 until april 1965, may become the subject of a film. Private mail bag 1 mt isa mines 4825 mount isa qld mt isa. Located in the mount isa inlier of queensland, australia, the mt isa deposits represent the largest accumulations of lead, zinc and silver in the world. Connect with mount isa mines at railway avenue, mt isa, qld.
Isa mine, mount mount isa mines limited mining accident. In 1948 mount isa mines ltd built a swimming pool for the town. Environmental and public health issues in mount isa. Mount isa is the largest township in western queensland. This mt isa mine photo can also be sent as an electronic postcard. Its bonedry country, twisted shrubs and spinifex, and the hills are. Mount isa copper mines include the enterprise and x41 underground operations. The novelist vance palmer wrote a trilogy of books about mount isa. It has pioneered several significant mining industry innovations, including the isa process copper refining technology, the isasmelt smelting technology, and. From the very beginning of the tour you know that this is something special. Hard times mine underground tour mount isa entertainment.
From the moment you meet your tour guide who has worked as a miner for most of his life, to the kittingout in overalls and cap lamps, already youre having fun and cant wait for what comes next. State library of queensland, set 72157624271789367, id 4732097330, original title locomotive used at the smelters at mount isa mines, ca. See who you know at mount isa mines, leverage your professional network, and get hired. Isa mine, mount mount isa mines limited mine accident type.
The city of mount isa is a local government area in north west queensland. In 1993 the arimco mining group reopened the mine which went under several names including starra and selwyn mines before closing in 2003. View 99 mining jobs in mount isa qld at jora, create free email alerts and never miss another career opportunity again. Mr merrick said despite the slow start, mount isas mines had long been seen as the countrys most innovative. Mount isa boulia camooweal east leichhardt corella dam lake julius lake moondarra mary kathleen mine lady loretta mine lady annie mine george fisher mine ernest henry mine selwyn mine cudeco mine ri. Mount isa mines mim is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on.
Mount isa a journey from 1924 to 2009 home mount isa mines. Looking back at mount isas big mine strike abc north. The city covers the urban locality of mount isa, the administrative centre, and surrounding area, sharing a boundary with the northern territory to the west. Jun 17, 2015 this month marks 50 years since the end of the infamous mount isa mines dispute but for some, like local resident kath swift, time has not eased the pain. Mt isa mine operates two separate mining and processing streams, copper and zinc, to deliver natural resources that have enduring roles in society. Di perkins returns to her spirit country of mount isa. This open cut was developed on the first copper rich deposit found in this area originally worked as the glory hole. In the early 1970s large silver, lead, and zinc deposits found at hilton, about 20 miles 32 km north of mount isa, made mount. The hard times mine tour was definitely worth having a look at, such a unique set up as a replica of the real mine, lots of hands on experience and the tour guide ian was great with the history and his experiences in the mt isa mine. Today it is owned by giant multinational mining company glencore xstrata who are currently planning the next stage of the mine to keep it in operation for the next 20 to 30 years. Mount isa mines limited mim operates the mount isa copper, lead, zinc and silver mines near mount isa, queensland, australia as part of the glencore group of companies. Mount isa mines dispute still resulting in raw feelings 50. And outback at isa is certainly a great place to start your visit.
Di perkins with a copy of her book outback insights. By the 1960s, mount isa was the hub of a lead, zinc, silver and copper supply network, including smelting, refining and recycling facilities in. The biggest show in town is definitely the xstrata owned mount isa mines complex, which incorporates an underground copper mine, opencut silver, lead and zinc mine, and stateoftheart metallurgical processing facilities. You can help by following the health and safety expectations specific to your work area. Oct 08, 2012 the queensland state government has approved a multimillion dollar open cut phosphate mine for northwest of mount isa. You summed up perfectly why mount isa is a great place to visit.
A 1923 silverlead ore discovery in queensland, australia, lead to the formation of mount isa mines and the development of one of the worlds great mines. Mount isa copper mine mining technology mining news. Mount isa is a city in the gulf country region of queensland, australia. Mt isa inlier and environs mineral deposit database, version. In 1923, mt isa was set up due to the many mineral deposits that can be found in the area. Queensland business leaders hall of fame mount isa mines. Our client holds a number of mining interests across the country and we are looking for an experienced mine site cleaner to join the team on a site based near. From humble beginnings the event has prospered and developed significantly.
May 03, 2017 located in the mount isa inlier of queensland, australia, the mt isa deposits represent the largest accumulations of lead, zinc and silver in the world. City and country realty mount isa real estate agency. We are happy to assist with trip planning and tour bookings so our visitors will get the most out of their time in the region. View 91 mount isa mines jobs at jora, create free email alerts and never miss another career opportunity again. Sometimes hard to work with other commodities onsite on. Black rock lode black rock open cut, mount isa mines.
In a last attempt to force the workers back, the nicklin government decided to withdraw the iron fist from the velvet glove and to resort to naked class rule. Home who we are carpentaria mt isa minerals province. This month marks 50 years since the end of the infamous mount isa mines dispute but for some, like local resident kath swift, time has not eased the pain. Mt isa mineunderground mount isa mines, mount isa, city of mount isa, queensland, australia. If you are skilled it could it is a good choice try copper or lead mines. The mount isa mine, which also produces large tonnages of lead, zinc and silver, currently is the largest copper producer in australia and is one of the worlds biggest underground mines. Welcome to mt isa mines electronic procurement and tendering web pages, which has been designed to improve the speed and efficiency for both mt isa mines and our suppliers. The first deposits were discovered in 1923 as the result of lucky whack of a horseshoe and the area has been mined continuously since then. Mount isa mines limited mim operates the mount isa copper, lead, zinc and silver mines.345 856 169 469 155 560 594 429 1598 697 1327 1440 880 1473 63 1025 642 1488 1653 1177 589 81 773 1611 99 1493 1470 665 849 1380 132 1084 1502 92 872 86 1187 1272 506 784 965 727 814 939 485 1338