Who we are

Our zinc-lead and copper 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.

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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 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.

Find your next role with Glencore Queensland Metals

Discover a lifestyle as rewarding as your career.

Career opportunities

Find your next exciting career opportunity with Glencore.

Our operations

Our North Queensland operations include Mount Isa Mines, Copper Refineries Ltd and Glencore Port Operations.

Our regions

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.

Our history

Learn about the history that shaped Queensland Metals into what we are today.