Silver Mines in Australia - Who’s Digging, and Where?

Mining is a big part of Australia’s history, and it continues to shape the country’s economy and position in the world today. The nation is one of the world’s top producers and exporters of resources, with coal, uranium, copper and gold being some of its best-known commodities.

Australia is also a key producer of silver — it was the world’s seventh-largest producer of the metal in 2017, putting out 1,200 MT. Interestingly, the majority of the country’s silver is produced as a by-product at highly mechanized underground leadzinc and/or copper mines.

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Where are the silver mines in Australia? You might be surprised to learn that the country is home to one of the world’s top primary silver producers.

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