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Northparkes Copper and Gold Mine – Australia


Parkes, NSW Australia


Ordovician volcanic belt (porphyry deposit)

Mineral Types

Gold and copper


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


Open pit and underground


220 full time, 200 contractors

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

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