doing fifo financially smart


  • Phosphate
  • Mines Producing Phosphate

Phosphate is vital to the survival of agriculture where 90 percent of the world's production is consumed. It is also widely used in the community for a variety of purposes ranging from animal feed supplements, baking powder, insecticides, water treatment, fungicides and insecticides.

Phosphate is Vital to the Agricultural Industry
There is no substitute for phosphate in the agricultural industry as plants require three major nutrients for survival, these being; potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous. Phosphorous is used by plants for the purpose of controlling energy storage and transfer within their cells as well as their metabolic processes.

Australia's Biggest Commercial Production of Phosphate Comes from Christmas Island and Phosphate Hill
Phosphate is commonly sourced from phosphate rock which is basically a marine sedimentary deposit. It is also derived from the accumulation of bat or bird excrement. In Australia most commercial resources of phosphate are found at Phosphate Hill in Queensland's north west near Mt Isa and at Christmas Island.

The Christmas Island deposit is rock phosphate that is mined and exported to the Asia Pacific area where it is used mainly as fertiliser in the palm oil industry. Phosphate Hill is a world class phosphate rock deposit that is easy to mine because it is so close to the surface. It is used for the manufacturing of mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP) and di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) that is used for fertilisers for both international and domestic use. Other places where phosphate is mined in Australia are:
- Queensland - Paradise South, Paradise North
- Northern Territory – Wonarah, Nolans Bore and Ammarroo
- Western Australia – Mount Weld

Uses of Phosphate:
- The treatment of metal surfaces to inhibit corrosion
- As a flame retardent
- In the manufacturing of ceramics
- Water treatment
- Domestic dishwasher detergents
- Industrial detergents
- Industrial cleaning products
- As an ingredient in soft drinks, bakery products, meat and dairy products
- Animal feed supplements
- Fertilisers, for use in both agricultural crops as well as in domestic gardens. Often sourced from treated sewage

World Consumption of Phosphate is Fast Reducing World Reserves
In 2007 it was estimated that, by taking into account the then consumption of phosphate worldwide, there were sufficient resources to last for the next 345 years. Since then however world consumption has increased to such a level it is not now expected to last for more than the next 50 to 100 years, with peak usage occurring in 30 years time. In 2012 it was estimated there were 71 billion tonnes of phosphate held in reserves throughout the world, while figures for 2011 recorded a figure of 0.19 billion tonnes being mined globally for that year.

Phosphate does make up around 0.1 percent of the average rock and between 0.03 and 0.2 percent in vegetation and basically unlimited amounts in the Earth's crust but these are all at levels below that to be considered as reserves. There are some phosphate rocks that contain significant quantities of radioactive isotopes. This is important as it gives the radioactivity the opportunity to be released into surface water when being applied to land as fertiliser.

Y Fronts teaser banneriComplii MiningLink prefered resume writers Civil Link Banner
Boilermakers required for various roles for fixed plant and mobile equipment shutdowns

Riggers Dido

Operator Maintainer
Bis Industries requires an Operator Maintainer to join our operations at Karara, this is offered FIFO on 2:1 roster from Perth, come join the team!

Mc Truck Drivers Gunnedah
Bis Industries is seeking MC Drivers commencing at Gunnedah on a Monday to Friday roster and every other Saturday as required.

Mc Drivers Goldfields
Seeking expressions of interest from experienced MC Drivers, in consideration for multiple opportunities across our operations in the Goldfields.

Prelude Arrives In Australia
Shell Australia's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters this week after its 5,800km journey from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, ....

Australia's Largest Testing Rig Unveiled In Rocky
Siemens has invested $5 million into the Rockhampton Service Centre, which unveiled this week, Australia’s largest and most advanced gearbox load test rig for mining, wind power and other core ....

Dinosaur Find At Qld Mine Site
Palaeontologists and volunteers will work over the next month excavating and studying 30,000-year-old dinosaur bones at the South Walker Creek mine in Central Queensland. The team of eight people, ....

Black Thoated Finch Puts New Coal Mine At Risk
The controversial black throated finch is back to cause problems for Adani with a fresh legal challenge over the planned Carmichael coalmine. New advice has found the federal environment ....

Monadelphous Awarded $55M In Contracts
Monadelphous Group Limited announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million. The engineering company will carry out ....