Located in north-west Queensland, Century is Australia’s largest open-cut zinc mine.

century mine

Production guidance for 2014 is 465,000 tonnes to 480,000 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate and 70,000 to 75,000 tonnes of lead in lead concentrate.

Century produces zinc and lead concentrates at its mining and processing operation at Lawn Hill, located about 250 kilometres north-west of Mount Isa.

Concentrates are then transferred via a 304-kilometre underground pipeline to Century’s Port facility for shipping to smelters in Australia, Europe and Asia.

Century is currently in a transitionary period as it prepares for the end of open cut zinc production in 2015 while MMG continues to examine options to future utilise its extensive infrastructure in the Gulf.

For up-to-date production figures, refer to the latest MMG quarterly production report.


Transition postcards

Learn more about  Century Mine’s future planning from our series of short video postcards below. These tell you about the transition of our operation, sustainability, jobs, infrastructure and environmental rehabilitation.










Environmental Rehabilitation



Century mine (Lawn Hill)



PO Box 8016
Garbutt Business Centre
Garbutt QLD 4814

T +61 7 4769 5031
F +61 7 4769 5631

Karumba Port

Yappar Street
Karumba QLD 4891

PO Box 230
Karumba QLD 4891

T +61 7 4747 6300
F +61 7 4747 6307

The Century mine and port operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Century mine is a closed site and does not provide tours.


Community & Stakeholder Partnerships
Freecall 1800 098 721 or
T +61 7 4769 5432

MMG Port Administration
T +61 7 4747 6300

Mark Adams
General Manager Queensland Operations

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