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The best Olympic Dam Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than the average Olympic Dam agents, of which there are approximately 5. We detail who these Olympic Dam agents are in our free report.
Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the real estate agency used that matters. With over 5 agents operating in the Roxby Downs council area servicing the Olympic Dam market and 2 agencies, vendors should only use those Olympic Dam agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Olympic Dam property.
While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Olympic Dam or the 5725 postcode and immediate surrounds.
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Olympic Dam and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Olympic Dam houses only selling on average every years and units every years, securing the best Olympic Dam real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Olympic Dam real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Olympic Dam is a mining centre in South Australia, Australia, located some 550 km NNW of Adelaide. It is the site of an extremely large iron oxide copper gold deposit producing copper, uranium, gold and silver. The site hosts an underground mine as well as an integrated metallurgical processing plant. It is the fourth largest copper deposit and the largest known single deposit of uranium in the world, though uranium represents only a minority of the mine's total revenue. There were plans to expand the mine, but this has now been postponed indefinitely pending investigation of a "new and cheaper design".
The deposit was discovered by Western Mining Corporation in 1975 near Roxby Downs Sheep Station and started production in 1988. It now belongs to BHP Billiton, which acquired WMC Resources in 2005. The mine currently operates by an underground mining method called sublevel open stoping, using modern and highly productive mining equipment. The March 2005 mine production rate is an annualised 9.1 million tonnes making it one of Australia's larger mines. 2005 metal production is thought to be in excess of 220,000 tonnes of copper, 4500 tonnes of uranium oxide, plus gold and silver. The copper and uranium oxide are exported through Port Adelaide. Most of the mine workers live in the nearby towns of Roxby Downs and Andamooka. Regular flights to Olympic Dam Airport serve Olympic Dam.
The Olympic Dam mine uses 35 million litres of Great Artesian Basin water each day, making it the largest industrial user of underground water in the southern hemisphere. Because artesian pressure is high in the south of the basin the water flows to the surface via mound springs. Water is pumped along an underground pipeline from two bore fields which are located 110 km and 200 km to the north of the mine. The salty bore water requires desalination before it is used. Contaminated water from mining operations is passed through a series of sealed ponds where it evaporates.
This is having a major negative effect on rare and endangered flora and fauna of nearby mound springs, which are drying out as a result of the water draw-down rate. The mound springs are the only permanent source of water in the arid interior of South Australia and a delicate yet intricate ecological balance has been established. Due to their prolonged isolation the mound springs contain many rare and endemic species that have undergone genetic differentiation and speciation. The springs are important as drought refuge areas for much wildlife and as wetlands for migratory birds, recognised as being of national importance. The rare and endemic species include plants, fish, hydrobiids, isopods, amphipods and ostracods, many of which occupy specialised areas within a spring such as the open pool, outer rim or the rocky outflow channel, are threatened by mining operations.
The Olympic Dam expansion completed the pre-feasibility stage during 2008, and the first step of expansion was scheduled for completion by late 2013. This has now been postponed indefinitely pending investigation of a "new and cheaper design". The South Australian Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis has faith "they will be developedit will bring a great deal of prosperity." However his Premier, Jay Weatherill, has warned BHP "given that this is the second time they have disappointed South Australians, there can be no doubt that this community permission will come at a cost" next time.
In 2007, BHP Billiton attracted some public attention for delaying the release of its environmental impact statement for the Olympic Dam expansion, and for the company's response to inconsistencies in the scope and configuration of the proposed expansion.
In December 2008, South Australia's Premier Mike Rann moved to end uncertainty over the Olympic Dam project, by revealing advice from BHP Billiton that the project would proceed as an open-cut operation. On 10 October 2011, Federal Government approval for the mine expansion, which will make it the world's largest open-cut mine, was given.
More than 400 people joined a "Lizard's Revenge march" to the Olympic Dam site in July 2012. The anti-nuclear activists, including Elder Kevin Buzzacott, protested against the mine expansion and the uranium industry. They say the company and the government have put short-term economic gain ahead of environmental and health concerns. Organiser Nectaria Calan said police harassed protesters, demanding identification and controlling access to and from their campsite.
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