Mary Kathleen Uranium. (1954-1980)

Also known as
Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited.
Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited. (1954-1980)
Function
Metallurgy; Mineralogy or Mining; Resources; Mining managers; Mining companies
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475652

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Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd (MKU) was formed in 1954 as a joint venture between Rio Tinto Mining Company of Australia Limited (65%) and Australian Oil Exploration Ltd (35%). It operated the Mary Kathleen Uranium mine in northern Queensland, which commenced mining at the end of 1956. The company's only supply contract was with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and by October 1963 they had filled that contract. With no other customers to supply, the mine was forced to close down that same year. The Mary Kathleen Uranium mine didn't reopen until 1974 when new contracts in Japan, Germany and USA were obtained. At the end of 1982 the mine was depleted and forced to close down for good. During the 12 years of operations about 31 million tonnes of material, including uranium oxide concentrate, was mined from the site. Shortly after closing Mary Kathleen Uranium set about reclaiming the land. In 1985 the work was completed, making Mary Kathleen the site of Australia's first major rehabilitation project of a uranium mine.

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Mary Kathleen Uranium discovered by Walton McConcachy Syndicate. Rio Tinto Corporation (London) acquires 56% share holding in 1954. Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited operated a mine in the Cloncurry area, Queensland. It was the first major venture developed in Australia by Rio Tinto after their diversification into Australian mining and exploration. During its first period of operation, 1958-1964, the mine proved a successful venture and provided much of the capital used by RTZ to expand its later Australian operations. The mine was later reopened and operated by the CRA group from 1976-1982.

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Resources for Mary Kathleen Uranium.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mary Kathleen Uranium
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by Mary Kathleen Uranium. (11)

  1. MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LIMITED
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Unpublished : 1954 ]
    View online
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LIMITED
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,219.602)

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  2. MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LIMITED
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Unpublished : 1975 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,956.66)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,956.66)

  3. MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LIMITED
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Unpublished : 1954 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,383.891)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,383.891)

  4. MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LIMITED
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Unpublished : 1975 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,370)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,370)

  5. MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LIMITED
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Unpublished : 1957 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,197.152)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,197.152)

  6. Press release / Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Periodical : 1976-1986 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Annual report and notice of meeting / Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Article : 1900-2019 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,612.637)

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  8. Press statement / Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Periodical : 1900-1976 ]
    At National Library
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  9. Description of operations
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At Curtin Uni Library
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  10. Chairman's message to Annual general meeting / Chairman, Mary Kathleen Uranium
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Periodical : 1981-2019 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Espie, Frank, (Sir) (1917-2004)
    Company director
    ... Australia, Sydney 1964 Career position - Director of Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd. 1964 1965 Career ... 1980 Career position - Member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ...
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  2. Electrolytic Refining and Smelting Company of Australia
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  3. Rio Tinto Mining Company of Australia
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    ... Rio Tinto Limited replaced Conzinc Riotinto of Australia in June 1997, following the unification of the ...
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  1. £10M. PLAN FOR MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM AREA
    The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956) Thursday 8 March 1956 p 13 Article
    ... £10M. PLAN FOR MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM AREA BRISBANE, March 2. - Virgin country at the £40 ... ,000,000 Mary Kathleen uranium area, near Cloncurry, will soon be converted into a £10,000,000 model town, mine ... 255 words
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  2. MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM Export permits allowed
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Friday 12 November 1976 p 8 Article Illustrated
    ... ¥ MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM Export permits allowed Mr Newman The Government is to allow Mary Kathleen ... ultimate consignee", he said. Conzinc Riotinto Australia is the major partner in the Mary Kathleen Uranium ... 546 words
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  3. £8½m. uranium plant for Mary Kathleen
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 21 December 1955 p 12 Article
    ... the Walton-McConchy syndicate, which discovered the Mary I Kathleen deposits in 1954. It is believed ... £8fim.uranium plant for Mary Kathleen NEGOTIATIONS for the erection of on £8£ million uranium ... 212 words
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  1. Camping site at Mary Kathleen urani ...
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    [ Photograph : 1956 ]
    Camping site at Mary Kathleen uranium mine, Queensland, 26 May 1956 / Thiess Bros. Pty Ltd
  2. Workers receiving their pay at Mary ...
    Thiess Bros
    [ Photograph : 1956 ]
    Workers receiving their pay at Mary Kathleen uranium mine, Queensland, 16 June 1956 / Thiess Bros. Pty Ltd
  3. Truck with a load of ore stopping o ...
    Smith, Robin (R ...
    [ Photograph : 1959 ]
    Truck with a load of ore stopping on the way to the mill, checking the radioactive content, Mary Kathleen uranium mine, ca. 1959 / Robin V. F. Smith
  4. John Walton, Spence and Leslie Thie ...
    Thiess Bros
    [ Photograph : 1954 ]
    John Walton, Spence and Leslie Thiess inspecting samples of uranium at Mary Kathleen uranium mine, Queensland, September 1954 / Thiess Bros. Pty Ltd
  5. [Stand and pencil, and plaques pres ...
    [ Object : 1958 ]
  6. The stepped-face of the Mary Kathle ...
    Smith, Robin (R ...
    [ Photograph : 1959 ]
    The stepped-face of the Mary Kathleen mine with the processing plant showing in the background, ca. 1959 / Robin V. F. Smith
  1. Companies (Queensland) Code Section 392 (2) (b) MEMBERS' VOLUNTARY WINDING UP MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LTD
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 20 October 1987 p 1809

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    ... Companies (Queensland) Code Section 392 (2) (b) MEMBERS' VOLUNTARY WINDING UP MASY KATHLEEN URANIUM ... 130 words
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  2. Companies (Queensland) Code Companies Form 125 NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS MARY KATHLEEN URANIUM LTD (IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION)
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 10 July 1990 p 1955

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Companies (Queensland) Code Companies Form 125 NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS MARY KATHLEEN ... URANIUM LTD (IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION) Notice is hereby given that pursuant to section 411 (1) of the ... 131 words
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  3. Summary of Reasons for Exempting from the Requirements of the Procedures Proposed Action Concerning the Delivery by Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd of Uranium Oxide to Commonwealth Edison Company.
    Australian Government Gazette. General (National : 1974 - 1977) Tuesday 24 August 1976 p 8

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Concerning the Delivery by Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd of Uranium Oxide to Commonwealth Edison Company. My ... ) that, in the circumstances, a default by Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited under its agreement with ... 456 words
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  1. Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd. : description of operations / prepared by the Company's staff
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  2. Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd. industrial awards and agreements
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd
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  3. Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd., Mary Kathleen, Queensland : general description of the company's operation : June 1962
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd
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  4. Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd. / by A.T. Climas
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    [ Book : 1958 ]
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  1. Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine Records
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  2. Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine Records
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  3. 'Uranium Mining (Mary Kathleen)', ca. 1970-1976
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  1. The Mary Kathleen newsletter : MKU
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  2. Rehabilitation Programme for the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine
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    [ Article : 1989 ]
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  3. Uranium analysis by X-ray spectrography of metallurgical samples from Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd. / by K. Norrish and T.R. Sweatman
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  4. The Development of the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine
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    Engineering Heritage Matters: Conference Papers of the 12th National Conference on Engineering Heritage, Toowoomba, 29th September to 1 October 2003
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  1. Mary Kathleen Uranium Ltd. : description of operations / prepared by the Company's staff
    Mary Kathleen Uranium Limited
    [ Map : 1982 ]
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  1. Harmer family
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    A list for those researching members of the Harmer family in Australia. Also for those who are members of the Harmer Family Association. See www.harmer.org for furt...

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  1. Mary Kathleen colour slides
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  2. Uranium mining in Australia
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2015 ]
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  3. Queensland pushes ahead with uranium mining
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
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  4. Qld Govt lifts 30-year ban on uranium mining
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