1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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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. The occurrence of limestone is widespread in western and northern Tasmania, and there are extensive resources of silica throughout Tasmania. Dolomite occurs in a number of places in the north west, central and southern Tasmania.

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

2002-03
2003-04
tonnes
tonnes

Clay
- Cement
73,000
46,900
- Brick
28,200
29,700
- Other
100
-
- Kaolin
9,400
14,500
Dolomite
8,700
6,400
Limestone
- Agricultural
138,200
135,300
- Cement
1,685,000
1,668,800
- Chemical and metallurgical
73,600
62,000
- Other
63,900
57,800
Silica (glass & other)
128,900
135,200
Sulphuric acid(a)
416,700
449,800

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Sulphuric acid units are mono tonnes.
Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.


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