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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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The Mining Thread

it seems that people have a lot to say about whats going on up in Roxby at the moment, so ive started a new thread to save people from spamming and searching through the irrelevant thread to find things topic related...

as we know, the Olympic Dam is going to be made a great deal larger, because of uranium deposits there, which will bring a lot of money, jobs, people to the state!
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Old March 13th, 2006, 02:00 AM   #2
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It isn't just uranium production that will increase dramatically, there will also be significant increases in copper, gold and silver production as well. A lot of the debate over the expansion of Olympic Dam has been about the safety issues surrounding exporting it and its use, and the environmental impacts that the expansion will have on the midnorth. IMO the economic benefits far outweigh the environmental issue here, which is being dealt with for the most part anyway.
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We need commercial headquarters in Adelaide.

We need to train the engineers in Adelaide.

We need to use this as major export-dollars.

We need to reinvest money into local industry.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #4
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Engineers already ARE trainde in Adelaide, I dont know what makes you think otherwise.

The expansion is going to create 20,000 jobs. Pretty significant.
Does anyone know the extent of the tunnelling that will go on? I cant remember my self, but its alot.(for some reason, 200km+ comes to mind..but Im not sure)
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There are engineers being trained in Adelaide, there's just a large shortage of them in all sectors. The same situation for the rest of Australia applies. It doesn't look like the situation is going to change any time soon.

The TERs for the engineering courses at Adelaide Uni are still reasonably high, but they have dropped quite a lot in the past few years. The prerequisites for all of them include Specialist Maths, Maths Studies, Physics, and in some cases Chemistry, all part of the suicide 5. Unfortunately I'm doing all of those subjects, but fortunately I'm capable of doing all of them.
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Wow. In the paper they say it is going to be 3k's wide and 1k deep, they also add that it will most likely end up 2k's deep and wider. They also have a diagram and it swallows the CBD
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This is going to change SA for the better!!!!!
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Going a tad off topic here, does anyone know the best way to obtain employment in Roxby. I am not qualified in anything, but I currently work at a Foundry doing 12 hour shifts 5-6 days per week at nights. So the hard work will not be a bother. I am really after direct links of recruitment agencies that deal directly with this.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #9
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Id apply directly rather then go through an agency, but thats just me.
You may also need to obtain some sort of a truck license, I think theres different classes of truck licenses, depending on size and stuff.
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http://jobs.careerone.com.au/js.php?...&view=1&page=4



Boilermakers
Crane Drivers
Electricians
Diesel Fitters
Mechanical Fitters
Riggers
We are currently seeking registration of interest for qualified tradespeople for ongoing positions at Olympic Dam.
Flexible shift rosters available, meals and accommodation provided.
To register your interest, please contact our office Monday after 9.00am or send resume by post, email or fax to:
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Marleston BC SA 5033
Ph. 08 8292 5100
Fax: 08 8297 4399
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This ad appeared in The Adelaide Advertiser on 4/MAR/06

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Im quite sure, that you will be able to still get a job up there, even if you dont have the necessary qualifications. I know of a couple people who did, straight out of high school. One of them drives those big trucks.
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My cousin works up at Roxby and he's making a good amount of money!!!!!!!
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Thanks to those that replied. Thanks to Favco750 for the info, i missed the paper on saturday so i will certainly be contacting them. A distant friend of a friend, got a job up there through a bit of a dodgy recommendation from a recruitment company. I earn very good money and he will be earning in a week what takes me 3 weeks to earn.
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Yup, the money up there is good, but be prepared for some very hard work from what I hear. Dirt will be your new best friend.
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more good news for SA!!!
from todays tiser

$1m hunt for more uranium
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19mar06

A SYDNEY company is on the brink of launching another huge uranium exploration in South Australia, spanning almost 4000 sq km.

Located at seven sites in the north of the state, in the vicinity of and surrounding Olympic Dam, the survey and drilling exploration may begin as early as April, according to Uranium Exploration Australia Ltd.

The size of the exploration area is further evidence of a uranium boom in SA, symbolised by the expansion of Olympic Dam and the growing number of companies circling the area for uranium.

"I think we are the second or third largest tenement holder in Olympic Dam," company managing director David Hawley said about the area to be explored.

The company would spend about $1 million over two years to search for uranium, hoping the ALP nationally changes its position and allows more uranium mines in SA.

It was a "fait accompli" the three mines policy would be overturned at the party's 2007 national conference, Mr Hawley said.

"There's a lot of really big overseas mining companies that would like to get in," he said.

UEA still needed to negotiate a native title mining agreement before starting its exploration.

Recent figures show 25 Australian and international companies have 86 uranium exploration licences in SA – an increase of about 100 per cent in three years.

Chamber of Mines and Energy chief executive Phil Sutherland said the size of UEA's exploration highlighted the "explosion of uranium activity in the past year or two".

"It would have to be up there with one of the larger ones," Mr Sutherland said.

"They have certainly taken up a large area and that would indicate they are very, very serious and they are prepared to put a lot of money into the exploration effort." SA has 41 per cent of the world's low-cost economic reserves of uranium, with most exported to a range of countries, including Canada and the US, for power generation.

Latest Bureau of Statistics figures show the amount spent on all mineral exploration in SA has more than doubled in recent months.

Almost $40 million was spent on exploration in the December quarter, compared with $17.2 million in the previous quarter.

SA also had the largest increase in such expenditure nationally over the same period.

The boom coincides with negotiations between Australia and China to sell large quantities of uranium to China.
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Recent figures show 25 Australian and international companies have 86 uranium exploration licences in SA – an increase of about 100 per cent in three years.
I told you guys there was a lot going on out there, and more is to follow.
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When we begin to start the process of selling large quantities of uranium, how much money would SA recieve per bundle sold to a company or country?
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Who knows, it depends on the market prices at the time. They go up, and they go down.
Do some research and see what they are now.
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Uranium hovers around $25 bucks a pound at the moment, and with increased production it might rise a little to $30 bucks a pound. (Source: www.uxc.com, after googling Uranium Prices) ....

If production goes up to 15,000 tons
1 pound = 0.000 453 592 ton so thats 15,000/.000 453 592 = 33069366.30275666237499779537558 pounds X ($AU30, increased price) =:
A whopping 992,080,989.1 million dollars or nearly $AU1 BILLION dollars a year.

EDIT: Times this by the lifespan of the mine which they estimate at 70 years and growing.... = $70,000,000,000 +......

I am gobsmacked... lost for words.... ARGH!
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