西部矿业的地球化学家和冶金学家告诫，需要构建其个人冶炼厂对奥林匹克坝集中位置的组织（pfatteicher 2003 21-31）。一束集中被送到精炼试验芬兰组织，欧托昆普，创造了一个富有想象力的，一步法。疼痛从冶炼厂铜试验被认为是大约99%无瑕终于清晰的铀，但在任何情况下，它还含有放射性铀的暗示腐烂物品，例如，铅和钋。
Later in 1973, a report was generated by the geophysicists, which highlighted better than ever record of the expansiveness of the exploration. Numerous accounts of the revelation generated the feelings that Western Mining Corporation’s geophysicists were attracted efficaciously to the Olympic Dam. The group was initially pulled in February 1974 to drill geophysical targets around a spot called Andamooka, yet it didn’t settle on this thought for the next six to eight months and kept on exploring.
Meanwhile, there was also a debate related to exploratory drilling nearby Port Pirie and some other targets in north of Port Augusta. In May 1974, the group considered nine huge regions, scattered crosswise over about 300,000 square kilometres that was one third of the whole state. Narrowing the discovery from this limitless territory to The Olympic Dam target obliged a huge number of hours of exertion, but somehow the team with their immense efforts managed to achieve it.
Western Mining’s geochemists and metallurgists exhorted that the organization needed to construct its personal smelter to treat Olympic Dam concentrate on location (Pfatteicher 2003 21-31). A bunch of the concentrate was sent for refining trials to Finnish organization, Outokumpu, which created an imaginative, one-stage process. The rankle copper from the smelter trials was found to be around 99% immaculate was at last clear of uranium, yet in any case it still contained radioactive hints of uranium’s rot items, for example, lead and polonium.
The organization’s low-budget methodology to setting up an investigation base appeared conflicting with cutting edge view of Western Mining Corporation as a multi-billion dollar company, yet it reflected the intense times of the early 1970s. The world had been forced into monetary subsidence by the oil value stun, the mounting expenses of the Vietnam War and other financial elements. The cost of all ores fell pointedly, including nickel, Western Mining’s significant profit generator since 1970. The seriousness of the downturn was highlighted by breakdown in Western Mining’s business sector capitalization from more than $4billion in present dollar value (484 million dollars in 1972) at the stature of the nickel blast in 1972 to just 800 million dollar in 1975.