1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Mining >> Mining Production >> Non-metallic (excluding fuel) minerals

The quarrying of limestone is the earliest recorded mining activity in Tasmania for non-metallic minerals other than coal.

PRODUCTION OF NON-METALLIC (EXCLUDING FUEL) MINERALS, Tasmania

1999-2000
2000-01

tonnes
tonnes

Clay
- Cement
85,081
77,687
- Brick
24,943
15,078
- Other
14,110
-
- Kaolin
926
5,265
Dolomite
6,176
7,214
Limestone
- Agricultural
145,558
161,798
- Cement
1,230,339
1,612,923
- Chemical and metallurgical
39,467
62,096
- Other
67,790
56,822
Silica (glass & other)
139,888
163,381
Sulphuric acid(a)
446,735
291,199

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Sulphuric acid units are mono tonnes.

Source: Mineral Resources, Tasmania, Annual Review 2000-2001.

Production of non-metallic minerals occurs throughout Tasmania.

PRODUCTION OF NON-METALLIC (EXCLUDING FUEL) MINERALS, Tasmania, 2000-01

LIMESTONE AND DOLOMITE
Beams Bros Pty LtdQuarries at Flowery Gully and Cressy produced 150,000 tonnes in 2000-01. Including:
  • 85,000 tonnes of agricultural limestone and dolomite
  • 38,000 tonnes of dolomite
  • 15,200 tonnes of material for limestone flux.

About 1,400 cubic metres of gravel was also produced.

Employment: 25
Circular Head Dolomite
Trading Co. Pty Ltd





The Smithton quarry produced:
  • 38,000 tonnes of agricultural dolomite
  • 5,000 tonnes of screened rock

An additional 5,000 tonnes of concrete was sold.

Employment: 11
David Mitchell - TasmaniaThe Mole Creek quarry produced 112,000 tonnes of limestone.

Employment: 28

SILICA FLOUR
Index Mineral ProcessorsThe Cominex mine at Corinna produced 14,100 tonnes.

Employment: 12

Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2000-2001.


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