Century

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 at Karumba for shipping to smelters in Australia, Europe and Asia.



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

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

 

Transition postcards

Enquiries from media or other external entities for the use of images or audio from the video postcards can be made to Martin Powley, Communications Advisor MMG Queensland Operations.

E martin.powley@mmg.com
P +61 7 4769 5980

 

Transition overview


Sustainability


Jobs


Infrastructure

Environmental rehabilitation


 

 

Key milestones

1869 Base metals discovered in Lawn Hill area
1887 Silver King deposit discovered
1987 Exploration rights granted to CRA (now Rio Tinto)
1990 Century deposit discovered
1997 Pasminco buys Century lease from CRA
1997 Gulf Communities Agreement (GCA) signed between Century Mine, the Queensland Government and the Waayni, Kukatj, Mingginda and Gkuthaarn Native Title Groups
1999 First shipment of zinc concentrates
2004 Zinifex listed and buys Century from Pasminco
2005 RE Joint Venture ends
2008 Zinifex & Oxiana merge to form OZ Minerals as owner-operator
2009 MMG buys Century from Oz Minerals
2015 End of open pit production

 

Location

Century mine (Lawn Hill)

 

 

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 but tours operate on weekends during the cooler months. For information about tours contact Adels Grove.

 

Karumba Port

Yappar Street
Karumba QLD 4891

 

Contact

Century mine (Lawn Hill)

PO Box 8016
Garbutt Business Centre
Garbutt QLD 4814

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

 

Community & Stakeholder Partnerships

Freecall 1800 098 721
T +61 7 4769 5432
centurycsp@mmg.com

Karumba Port

PO Box 230
Karumba QLD 4891

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

MMG Port Administration
T +61 7 4747 6300

 

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