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Northparkes Copper and Gold Mine – Australia

Location

Parkes, NSW Australia

Geology

Ordovician volcanic belt (porphyry deposit)

Mineral Types

Gold and copper

Reserves

Open pit copper: 0.003 million tons, with 0.325 underground. Open pit gold 0.008 million ounces, 0.357 underground.

Production Open Cut

260,000t a month

Production Underground

4.7 million tons a year

Mining

Open pit and underground

Employees

220 full time, 200 contractors

Ownership Rio Tinto ( 80 percent ) Sumitomo ( 20 percent)
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