AlSi Alumina Silicates
Al2O3 Alumina
AMD Acid Mine Drainage
A$ Australian Dollars
A$M Millions of Australian Dollars
AUSIMM Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
bcm bank cubic metre
bgl below ground level
BIF banded iron Formation
Ca Fe Calcined iron (with water of crystallisation removed)
Cat Caterpillar - equipment manufacturer.
CAWS Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947 (WA) 
CD Constant Density
CP Competent Person under the JORC Code
CRM Certified reference materials 
DBNGP Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline
DEC Department of Conservation
DFS Definitive Feasibility Study
DIA Department of Indigenous Affairs 
DMP Department of Mines and Petroleum
DMR Main Roads WA
DoW Department of Water
DRF Declared Rare Flora
DTM Digital Terrain Model
dtph dry tonnes per hour
ELH Excavate Load and Haul, referring to mining using excavators and dump trucks
EMP Environmental Management Plan 
EP Act Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) 
EPA Environment Protection Authority
EPBC Act Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwth)
FEL Front End Loader
FOB Free On Board
GDA94 National co-ordinate system used in this area.
GDE Ground dependent ecosystem
GIS Geographical Information System
GL gigalitre
GL/a gigalitre per year
GPS Global Positioning System
GSWA Geological Survey of Western Australia
g/t gramme per tonne
h hour
ha hectare
HM heavy mineral
HMC heavy mineral concentrate
IDC Inverse Distance Cubed
IDS Inverse Distance Squared
IM Industrial Minerals publications
IRR Internal Rate of Return
JORC Joint Ore Reserve Committee
JV Joint Venture
kg kilogram
km Kilometre
kt thousand tonnes
ktpa thousand tonnes per year
kW kilowatt
LIDAR Light Detecting and Ranging (survey method)
LOI-1000 Loss on Ignition at 10000C
LOM life of mine
L/s litres per second
LV light vehicle
MCC motor control centre
MEL mechanical equipment list
MFU mining feed unit
mg/L milligrams per litre
min minute
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
Mt Millions of tonnes 
MTO material take-off
Mtpa Millions of tonnes per annum  
MVA mega volt amp
NES National Environmental Significance
NP National Park
NPV Net Present Value
OEPA Office of the Environmental Protection Authority
OK Ordinary Kriging
P Phosphorus
PCP primary concentrator plant
PEA Preliminary Economic Assessment
PEC Priority Ecological Community
PFS Preliminary Feasibility Study
PLC process logic controllers
QA/QC Quality Assurance Quality Checked
QP Qualified Person
RAB Rotary Air Blast (refer to drilling method)
RC Reverse Circulation (refer to drilling method)
RHF rougher (spiral) head feed
RIWI Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (WA) 
ROM Run of Mine (generally referring to stockpiles ahead of crusher)
RTKGPS Real Time Kinematic Global Positioning System
S  Sulphur
SCP secondary concentrator plant
SEWPaC Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
SG Specific gravity
SiO2 Silica
SRE Short Range Endemic
SWALSC South West Aboriginal Land and Seas Council
TDS Total Dissolved Solids
TEC Threatened Ecological Community
tph tonnes per hour
UCS Unconfined Compressive Strength
US$M Millions of United States of America  Dollars
US$ United States Dollars
VCL Vacant Crown Land
VHM valuable heavy mineral (i.e. Ilmenite, Leucoxene, Rutile or Zircon)
VSD variable speed drive
WA Western Australia
WC Act Wildlife Conservation (1950) Act
WCP wet concentrator plant
XRF X-ray Fluorescence