Insurance Brokers Mount Isa
In 1923, John Campbell Miles, a lone prospector from Richmond, Melbourne, was taken to an unexploited outcrop by his aboriginal guide Kabalulumana. The heavy rocks reminded him of ore in Broken Hill and Miles sent off samples to be assayed while he and four farmers staked out the first claims in the area. He named the area after his niece, Isabella and also the Mount Ida mine in Western Australia.
Oasis of the outback
Mount Isa is a real mining town and has a population of over 20,000. MIM is still one of the most productive single mines in world history with the biggest underground network of mines in the world. There are vast mineral deposits in the area, mainly of lead, silver, copper and zinc. And it is the Rodeo Capital of Australia too.
The promoters say “The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast.”
The largest annual three-day rodeo event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is held every August as part of Australia’s professional rodeo circuit. Every year more and more people pour into Mount Isa to enjoy themselves and to fish, camp and explore
the Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and Riversleigh Fossil Fields, a world heritage site.
Mount Isa has one of the most comprehensive air-testing systems in Australia
Lead pollution is a threat, but Glencore, who own Mount Isa Mines, has spent over $500 million on environmental measures and dramatically reduced emissions with dust capture systems, sealing roads and moving crushing facilities. The mine shuts if emissions rise to dangerous levels.
A trustworthy, reliable insurance broker is essential
Of course we all hope disaster never strikes. An insurance premium really does buy peace of mind and security though, whether it is life insurance or wage insurance, because you never know what may be lurking around the corner. InsuranceWorks was established by David Woolgrove to look after our clients and our clients’ families through the generations. We will spend just as long as it takes to sort out your insurance problems and complexities and to explain them to you. One size does not fit all at InsuranceWorks — please call us today. We can certainly find a comprehensive and personalised solution within your budget to your insurance requirements.