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.
|First systematic exploration
|| 2008 - 2010
|| 2011- 2012
|Pre-approval activities, including construction of mine access road, raw water pipeline and emergency air strip
|| Second half 2013
|Trial stoping program
|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).
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