BHP

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  • Discovery of tin and broken Hill mining Company Established

    Charles Rasp believed that he had discovered tin in Broken Hill on the Barrier Ranges of Western new South Whales.
    The Broken hill Mining Company was also established by 7 men from Mt Gipps Sheep station.
  • Broken hill Mining Incorperated into Broken hill

    In 1885 the broken hill mining company incorperated into Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited.
    The BHP began mining zinc, silver and lead.
  • First mjor mining and steel production company

    Australia had its first mjor steel and mining production company.
    This was the BHP.
  • Smelting Commences

    In 1890, Smelting began at Port Pirie, South Australia.
  • First export of Zinc to China

    First export of Zinc to China by BHP.
  • Leases are obtained

    Leases are obtained against iron-Knob, iron Baron, and iron-ore deposits in South Australia.
  • BHP begins iron-ore mining

    BHP begins iron-ore mining at iron-knob in the 1900's.
  • BHP begins steelworks

    BHP begins steelworks operation in Newcastle, NSW on the 2nd of June 1915.