TASMANIAN INDUSTRIES

Mineral Resources

Extracting critical minerals for a better future. Ethically and sustainably.

Transformative thinking for a better future.

Generating 64% of Tasmania’s export value from 1% of our land area.

Smarter

Our boutique minerals industry has come a long way over the years, using data for more efficient extraction, technology for improved safety and refining the quality of our minerals to add further value right here in our home state.

Our industry generates more than 64% of Tasmania’s export income from just 1% of Tasmania’s land mass. Now that’s smart.

Cleaner

Our critical minerals are in high demand for new tech including electric vehicles, renewables, healthcare and the technology we all use every day.

It’s also critical that we source these minerals with contemporary land practices, minimising our carbon footprint and environmental sustainability at the core of everything we do.

Diverse

77% of jobs in our industries today will be different in 5 years because of innovation. With a diversity of thoughts and ideas, we also want Tasmanians from all walks of life to grow the skills needed to share in our success.

There will be thousands more positions to be filled in the next 5 years. Help lead the world to a better future.

If it didn’t grow, it was mined

coffee

Sustainable Coffee Pods

Rio Tinto has partnered with coffee giant Nespresso to supply sustainable aluminium including from Bell Bay Aluminium, for its coffee capsules after becoming the world’s first company to be certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

Did you know aluminium can be infinitely recycled? So next time you grab a coffee pod, ask yourself if it’s certified as sustainable. 

Mobile phone uses 40 minerals many of which come from Tasmania

Critical minerals for smartphones

From smartphones to earpods to laptops, minerals make electronic devices smaller, faster and more advanced. There are more than 27 billion networked devices globally – that’s 3.5 devices per person.

Every smartphone contains more than 40 mined metals and minerals, including copper, gold, silicon, manganese, silver and zinc.

 

 

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High tech healthcare

High tech health care depends on mining.

Gold nanotechnology deliver antibodies into tumours. Rare earth elements are used in X-rays and MRIs and nuclear medicine is used to treat cancer. Copper kills viruses and bacteria on contact and Titanium is used to make surgical implants.

“Thirty things that are mined”

Mineral Mythbusters

Myth I

Women don’t work in mining and for those that do the pay is low.

Fact

Women in mining are the highest paid of any industry earning 67% more than the national average. Source ABS

Myth II

Mining causes climate change

Fact

Sustainable mining will help the world reach net zero through the use of critical minerals for renewable energies. 

Myth III

Tassie’s too small to make a positive difference on the world.

Fact

In addition to minerals for renewables, we also export innovations to help the world transform.  

Myth IV

The Minerals industry doesn’t want to change. 

Fact

We’ve been evolving for a while now! Creating a cleaner future for our families and communities.

Diverse careers in minerals

For education resources or to book student tours visit this page.

Responsible Mining

The world needs mining, but it’s important that it’s done responsibly so that mined land is still good land with managed biodiversity, water and land management practices. To be a mining engineer today is to have the least environmental impact.

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Jobs in Minerals and Renewables sustainability
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Tasmanian Advanced Minerals West Coast Tasmania
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Ingredients for your TV!

We visit Tasmanian Advanced Minerals on Tassie’s North-West and West Coast to hear about what it’s like to live where they work, and to see where the highest grade silica is mined before making its way in to high quality Samsung TV screens.  

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Saving the devils

We all have a responsibility to take care of the lands, the waters and our wildlife. Grange Resources have not only been returning biodiversity to the waterways, but have also been working to keep Tasmanian Devils out of harms way on both mine access and public roads.

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Grand Resources Save the Tasmanian Devil Road Barriers
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Ready for a career in mining?