Charles Rasp believed he discovered tin in broken hill. After that several men from Mt Gipps sheep station, the place Charles worked, established Broken Hill Mining Company.
The Establishment of Broke Hill Propietry Company Limited
Australia became the first to have the major mining in steel, due to the establishment of BHP in 1885. Also the Broken Hill Mining Company was incorpated into BHP. The company mined for lead, silver and zinc.
Smelting in Port Pirie
The commence of smelting in Port Pirie, South Australia.
The first exportation occured with lead from BHP to China.
Iron Knob and Iron Baron is Leased
In South Australia, Iron KNob and Iron Baron is leased for mining iron- ore.
Iron- Ore Mining
Iron Knob cotinues to be used for ining iron- ore.