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Ernest Henry


Near Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia


Xstrata plc - 100%


Breccia ore deposit in Proterozoic volcanic host rocks

Mineral types

Native copper, bornite, chalcopyrite, gold


48Mt proven reserves

Annual production

129,000t copper and 167,200oz gold (2005)

Mining method

Truck-and-shovel open pit

Recovery method

Conventional flotation concentrator


233 employees, 165 contractors

Open pit

P&H electric mining shovel, Liebherr hydraulic mining shovel, Komatsu 830E haul trucks


Wemco and Outokumpu flotation cells, Eimco thickeners, Larox concentrate pressure filter and hydraulic shovels, SAG mill, pressure filter


Development mining - Thiess Contractors

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