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 by two Afghan cameleers, the Shah brothers in 1923. They worked the deposit as a small open cut from 1927. Between 1948 and 1969 the deposit was worked as a small-scale underground operation by Italo Foschi, who sank two shafts with three sub-levels. 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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