Mount Isa Mines
Mount Isa Mines is one of the world's largest mining complexes.
As the hub of Glencore’s copper and zinc operations in Queensland, we:
- are Australia’s biggest industrial asset, located in Mount Isa, an outback city of more than 22,000 residents
- comprise underground mines, mineral processing and smelting operations, power generation, and support and administrative services.
We operate two mining and processing streams at Mount Isa Mines, copper and zinc-lead-silver, to deliver natural resources of enduring value in modern society.
Mount Isa Mines is the second largest copper producer in Australia and a key asset in Glencore's global mining portfolio.
We produce copper at our Enterprise and X41 underground mines in Mount Isa, which form some of the largest networks of underground mine development in the world.
We also mine one of the largest zinc resource bases in the world.
Our zinc assets in and around Mount Isa consist of George Fisher underground mine, and Lady Loretta underground mine located 140 kilometres north-west of Mount Isa and operated by Redpath Australia.
We operate a copper concentrator, zinc-lead concentrator and filter plant, copper smelter and lead smelter, as well as support services.
We process ore onsite at our concentrating and smelting operations, to produce copper anode, lead bullion and concentrates. Our products are then transported to Townsville, for further refinement and export to domestic and international markets.
Our operations make an important socio-economic contribution to Mount Isa and North Queensland.
We seek to build enduring relationships within our local communities that result in positive and lasting social and economic benefits.
We acknowledge the Kalkadoon people, Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate, respecting their culture, history and relationship to the land.
We have two community funding programs:
- Community Assistance Program (CAP): Community-based events and initiatives
- Futures Fund: Large, locally based infrastructure projects, identified in consultation with community, stakeholders and government.
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