The future of Rosebery

Rosebery is approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Hobart and 125 kilometres south of Burnie. Steeped in history, Rosebery mine is one of Tasmania’s largest and oldest continuously operating, underground mines producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates, as well as gold doré.

Concentrates, excluding copper, are transported by rail to the Port of Burnie for shipment, in bulk carriers, to smelters in Hobart and Port Pirie, while copper concentrates are sent overseas for processing. Gold doré bars are sent to a refinery in Western Australia.

Rosebery mine is a proud contributor to the local and state economy. The mine provides over 500 regional jobs and engages a wide range of local businesses from across Tasmania in its supply chain.

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The future of Rosebery remains promising.

Mine life extension remains a key priority for Rosebery. The Rosebery mine is embarking on an accelerated exploration program in a bid to uncover valuable underground resources. The team are also investigating a sustainable tailings storage solution to support future operations.

Fuelled by more than $20 million committed in 2023 by the business, the accelerated exploration program uses state-of-the-art technology to explore for potential mineralisation both near mine and in greenfield locations. Encouraging results to date underpin the program’s feasibility.

Additionally, the Rosebery mine is investigating suitable options to store tailings – the remaining crushed rock and residue from minerals processing. With existing tailings storage facilities nearing current capacity, safe and viable future options are being investigated. This includes short-term capacity increases at our existing tailings storage facilities, and a new facility.

With key projects in the pipeline, the operation continues its contribution to the clean energy transition. Critical minerals are essential to the development of renewable energy sources – such as wind turbines and solar panels. Through responsible mining, Rosebery is working toward a prosperous and sustainable future operation.


Rosebery mine community town hall 

It was a pleasure sharing our long-term vision for the future of our Rosebery mine at the recent community town hall meetings.

View a copy of the Rosebery Mine community update presentation.

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