Mammoth Mine, Mount Gordon, Gunpowder District, Mount Isa - Cloncurry area, Queensland, Australia
Underground copper mine.
Copper oxide mineralisation was first discovered in the district at Mt Oxide in 1882, followed by the discovery of the Mammoth deposit in 1927. This was intermittently worked on a small scale until 1969. VAM Ltd, Consolidated Goldfields and Adelaide Brighton produced copper in concentrate and copper cathode from the Mammoth deposit between 1969 and 1995. Aberfoyle purchased the operation in 1995 and delineated the Esperanza deposit before being acquired by Western Metals Limited (“Western Metals”) in 1998, which commissioned the ferric leach plant that year to treat Esperanza ores. The Mammoth underground mine was reopened in late 2002.
Aditya Birla Minerals acquired the operations in November 2003 from receivers appointed for Western Metals.
8 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.
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