Glencore MIM and Channel 10 are acknowledged for their contribution to this production.
In this video aspects of mineral exploration and underground mining at Xstrata Copper’s Mt Isa mine are featured. Uses of copper metal in today’s electronic, interconnected world are described. A geologist outlines the latest technology and techniques used to find deposits of copper ore, and miners are shown working in the mine. The safety equipment worn by underground miners is described. Sequences show mining in process and the underground workshop where heavy equipment is maintained.
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Australian Curriculum content statements (explicit)
Science: ACSSU032; ACSHE050; ACSHE121
Australian Curriculum content statements (implicit or able to be connected)
Science: ACSSU074; ACSSU095; ACSSU153; ACSHE081