Mining is the primary source for Australian economy. Some archeological researches noted that Australia persuaded the colonization of mining from various countries and created a drastic changes in the mining industry. Major sources for different types of minerals and ores founded adequately.This created abundant changes over the circumstances and environmental conditions.
Since mining industries are exporting various mining equipments and updated technologies which includes nearly 2.2% of total labor force who are all employed in mining. Mining were established drastically to prevent economical background for the early entry of colonies in Australia. During 1940's in South Australia Silver and copper were found.
These both were exported and in return skilled miners and smelters immigrated. Silver is the first economic mineral and in February 1841 at Glen Osmond Lead was founded where that place is now Adelaide in South Australia. Wheal Gawler and Wheal Watkins are the two major mines that were opened soon after the silver and lead. These two major mines were overshadowed after finding Copper at Kapunda (1842), Burra (1845) and in copper triangle areas at Top Yorke Peninsula (1861).
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