Located in north-west Queensland, Century is Australia’s largest open-cut zinc mine.
Production guidance for 2013 is 480,000 – 490,000 tonnes of zinc in zinc 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 approximately 2016 while examining options to extend operations.
For up-to-date production figures, refer to the latest MMG quarterly production report.
Century mine (Lawn Hill)
PO Box 8016
Garbutt Business Centre
Garbutt QLD 4814
T +61 7 4769 5031
F +61 7 4769 5631
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
T +61 7 4747 6301
General Manager Queensland Operations
||Two sites in the remote lower Gulf region of Queensland, Australia: the mine at Lawn Hill and associated dewatering and shiploading facilities at the Karumba Port.
||Zinc concentrate and lead concentrate.
|Current mine life
full-time equivalent as at 31 December 2011
|761 employees and 264 contractors.
||Open pit mining.
||Conventional grinding and flotation.
as at 30 June 2011
|3.7 million tonnes zinc
0.6 million tonnes lead
42.4 million ounces silver
as at 30 June 2010
|2.5 million tonnes zinc
0.3 million tonnes lead
15.5 million ounces silver
||Approximately one shipload per week leaves the Gulf of Carpentaria waters destined for customers in Europe, Australia, China and Asia.