Who we are
Our copper and zinc-lead operations in Queensland, Australia, are a critical part of the regional supply chain. We develop, mine and process the metals, then transport, store and export to customers worldwide.
Our 2019 contribution at a glance
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Our Queensland Metals business is part of Glencore, one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies, with around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets globally.
Premium ISA brand copper
Our copper operations include the Mount Isa Mines complex in Mount Isa, Ernest Henry Mining near Cloncurry, and our refinery in Townsville.
We produce a globally renowned, premium copper product known as ISA Brand copper cathode, sought after all over the world thanks to its high quality.
A major source of zinc
Glencore also operates one of the world’s largest zinc resource bases at Mount Isa Mines. Mining takes place at George Fisher and Lady Loretta underground mines and is processed onsite to produce zinc and lead concentrate, and lead bullion.
Glencore Port Operations
Our copper, lead and zinc products are exported to customers around the world from the Port of Townsville.
Our North Queensland operations include Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining, Copper Refineries Ltd and Glencore Port Operations.
The regions that Glencore Queensland Metals calls home are among the most unique and liveable mining communities in Australia.
Our purpose and values
We responsibly source the commodities that advance everyday life.
Learn about the history that shaped Queensland Metals into what we are today.