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Mount Isa Copper Mine

Location

Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Ownership

Xstrata plc (100%)

Geology

Stratiform ore in brecciated Lower Proterozoic sediments

Mineral Types

Chalcopyrite

Reserves

68Mt proven (2005)

Annual Production

5.6Mt ore and 177,500t of contained copper (2005)

Mining Method

Sub-level stoping

Recovery Method

Grinding-flotation-roasting-smelting-refining

Employment

2,400 (including Mount Isa / George Fisher lead-zinc)

Key Equipment

Automated production drills and LHDs, hoists, AG mills
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