Dugald River

MMG announced approval of the updated development plan for Dugald River on 28 July 2015.

The development plan for Dugald River includes a mine production rate of 1.5Mtpa, construction of an on-site concentrate and annual production of approximately 160,000 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate, plus by-products, over an estimated 28 year mine life.

Following satisfaction of remaining conditions, construction of remaining surface infrastructure facilities would commence in 2016 with first production from a Dugald River concentrate expected during the first half of 2018.

During development and operation, the Dugald River project would provide 28 years of economic, employment and revenue contribution to Cloncurry and Queensland.


Key milestones

Deposit discovered     1870s 
First systematic exploration      1950s
Feasibility studies          2008 - 2010
Pre-commitment phase      2011- 2012                                                                                            
Pre-approval activities, including construction of  mine access road, raw water pipeline and emergency air strip  Second half 2013
Trial stoping program      2014
Approval of updated development plan      July 2015
Expected first production       First half 2018


Timelapse of the Dugald River skyline and communications tower (courtesy of Alex McGregor).




PO Box 69
Burke Development Road
Cloncurry, Queensland 4824
T +61 7 4442 0603
F +61 3 9288 0025
E dugaldrivercsp@mmg.com


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