South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy is acknowledged
as the provider of this resource.
This interactive is a map of Australia including a simple
legend and information about three South Australian uranium
mines. South Australia is emphasised on the map in a
different colour and three locations are marked: Olympic Dam,
Beverly and Honeymoon. Scrolling over each of these locations
causes an illustration and text box to appear, providing
information about the mine and uranium deposit.
- Identifies the location of three South Australian uranium
mines: Olympic Dam Mine, Beverly Mine, and Honeymoon Mine
which is still awaiting approval before mining can begin.
- Provides information about three uranium mines including
the dates the uranium deposits were discovered; the depth of
the deposits; the mining methods used; and tonnage of uranium
produced each year.
- Highlights the size and significance of these mines in
terms of known uranium resources in Australia and the world.
- Illustrates the remote and barren South Australian
landscape in which these mines are located.
- Students gather information about the history and
production of three large uranium mines.
- Students identify the size and scale of South Australia’s
uranium deposits and their contribution to the production of
uranium in Australia and the world.
- Students identify South Australia as the location of a
large proportion of the world’s known uranium resources.
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