The future of Rosebery

Rosebery is approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Hobart and 125 kilometres south of Burnie. Celebrating 86 years of operation, Rosebery Mine is one Tasmania’s largest mines, producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates, as well as gold doré.

Rosebery uses a mechanised underground mining method followed by crushing, grinding and floatation processes. Concentrates are transported by rail to the Port of Burnie for shipment in bulk carriers to smelters in Hobart and Port Pirie, while gold doré bars are sent to a refinery in Western Australia.

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Rosebery has a bright future ahead.

We have discovered more resources underground that could extend the mine’s life beyond 2040. Metals critical to a low carbon future, produced right here in Tasmania, at best global standards for safety, community and environment.

However, the mine cannot continue to operate unless we have somewhere to safely and securely store tailings – the left-over crushed rock and residue – from mineral processing. Our existing storage facilities are rapidly reaching the end of their life. Soon it will be time to close them and begin rehabilitating those sites with native vegetation.

It is critical we establish a new tailings storage facility to extend the life of the mine and we have put this page together to provide you with the evidence based information about this project and its many facets.

Read the Open Letter to our Tasmanian Community from General Manager – Rosebery, Steve Scott.

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