Three Springs Mine

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Three Springs Mine
Location in Australia
Location Three Springs
Territory Western Australia
CountryAustralia
Coordinates 29°30′45″S115°51′36″E / 29.512369°S 115.860001°E / -29.512369; 115.860001 Coordinates: 29°30′45″S115°51′36″E / 29.512369°S 115.860001°E / -29.512369; 115.860001
Production
Products Talc (240,000 tonnes)
Owner
Company Imerys Group
Year of acquisition2011

Three Springs Mine is a talc mine located outside of Three Springs, Western Australia. Owned and operated by the Imerys Group, a French-based company, [1] the mine is the oldest and most productive talc mine in the southern hemisphere, and the second-most productive talc mine in the world, with recent annual production of 240,000 tonnes. [2] Rio Tinto acquired the mine in 2001 from the Western Mining Corporation for US$27.8 million. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Imerys.com".
  2. "Shire of Three Springs: Places of Interest". Shire of Three Springs website. Shire of Three Springs. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 16 April 2009.