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Mt Colin Mine (QLD)

Underground Copper Mine

The mine will extend down around 360m vertically beneath the base of an original open pit.  The copper/gold ore is hosted in a steeply dipping lenticular skarn rock formation.  The orebody extends over a length of around 250m at widths up to 12km.  Ore is extracted by contract miners using productive, modern, mechanised mining techniques.  Production rate is nominally 420,000t/yr of a year delivering around 9500t/yr copper metal and 3300oz/yr of gold.

The operation employs around 80 personnel, and will through until August 2022, though exploration to find extensions to the ore zones is expected to extend the mine life.  Fly in / fly out workers are accommodated on site in a modern 66 man camp.

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