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McArthur River Mine

Location

Near Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia

Ownership

Xstrata plc (100%)

Geology

Stratiform ore deposit in Middle Proterozoic host rocks

Mineral types

Pyrite, galena, sphalerite

Reserves

100Mt open-pittable resources (2005)

Annual production

1.68Mt ore; 154,000t zinc-in-concentrates (2005)

Mining method

Room-and-pillar and bench mining

Recovery method

SAG milling and flotation with regrinding

Employment

283 employees, 50 contractors

Key equipment

u/g crusher-conveyor system, SAG mill, regrind mills
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