First production from Dugald River, mine officially opened
First production of finished zinc concentrate left MMG Limited’s (MMG) Dugald River mine near Cloncurry in Queensland’s North West today.
The milestone was celebrated during the official site opening attended by MMG Chairman, Mr Guo Wenqing and Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Jiao.
MMG Chief Executive Officer Jerry Jiao said that the opening and first concentrate from Dugald River was an important milestone for the Project.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank all those who have played their part in the successful commissioning of the Dugald River Project,” Mr Jiao said. “I congratulate MMG staff and contractors for their hard work in delivering the US$550 million project – under budget and ahead of schedule.”
Located approximately 65km north-west of Cloncurry in Queensland, Australia, Dugald River will process an average 1.7 million tonnes per annum of ore to initially produce 170,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate, plus by-products. When fully operational, the Dugald River mine will be a top 10 global zinc mine.
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