The Jaguar Operation is an operating underground zinc and copper mine located within the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, 60km north of Leonora and 250 km north of Kalgoorlie.
Round Oak acquired Jaguar from Independence Group in May 2018. The operation consists of an owner-operated underground mine with centralised processing facilities producing copper and zinc concentrates via conventional flotation methods. The concentrates are trucked 720km to the Port of Geraldton and then shipped to metal smelters. The processing facility was constructed in 2006 and has a capacity of 600ktpa.
Jaguar Mine Location
Jaguar employs approximately 150 people on site at any one time, with a current mine life of four years, but with significant opportunities for the mine life to be extended through exploration campaigns.
The operation spans a 410.6 square kilometre tenement package and hosts multiple favourable stratigraphic horizons along a 50km corridor. The tenements are actively being explored for new base metals deposits as well as extensions the known deposits.
Multiple deposits have been mined at Jaguar within the volcanogenic massive sulphide system, including:
The Bentley mine is the current focus of operations. Within the Bentley mine, the massive sulphide mineralisation identified to date occurs as eight main lenses: Arnage, Bentayga, Brooklands, Mulsanne, Comet, Flying Spur, Pegasus and Zagato.