• Charles Rasp

    Charles Rasp believes he has discovered tin on the 'Brocken Hill' in Western NSW.
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  • Incorporation of the Companies

    The Brocken Hill Mining company is dissolved and incorporated into the Bricken Hill Propriety Company Limited. Begins Mining Silver, Lead and zink deposits.
  • Smelting

    Smelting Commences at Port Pirie, South Australia.
  • First Export

    First export of led to China by BHP.
  • Comences Iron MIning

    BHP commences iron-ore mining at iron knob.
  • Steelworks Operation

    BHP begins steelworks operation at newcastle, NSW on June the second.