Zinc Mines In Australia

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Dear Mum and Dad,

I really love my new job as a geologist at BHP Billiton. At the moment I am studying Zinc. The main zinc mines in Australia are the McArthur River mine in the Northern Territory and Cannington in Queensland. There are zinc mines in 5 out of 7 states or territories in Australia and almost all zinc mines are found underground.

Seeing as though you I don’t know think that you know much about zinc I’ll tell you about it. Zinc is considered an ore, as an ore is a naturally occurring material that contains a high enough concentration of metal in it to make it worth extracting the metal from it.

The most common compound of zinc found in nature is zinc sulfide. In Zinc sulfide the elements are Boron, Oxygen and Zinc.

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