When mining contributes so much to modern life in Australia and across the world, sometimes it’s easy to take it for granted.
That’s why we put together our 30 Things guide to everyday items made possible by Australia’s world-class mining industry.
Mining provides the resources for modern life, technology and business.
Our minerals play a crucial role in lifesaving healthcare products.
We transform sunlight into solar energy.
And help turbines turn for wind power.
Our minerals put electric vehicles on the road and keep them running.
You can find most of the minerals and elements in a smartphone right here in Australia.
And our minerals are breaking down the last frontier of space travel.
Australian mining makes modern life possible through innovation and exploration.
Find out how there’s more to Australian mining by visiting minerals.org.au.