Dugald River Overview


Welcome to Dugald River, MMG’s newest and most exciting development. Dugald River is part of MMG’s vision to build the world’s most respected diversified base metals company. It will help our company achieve our objective to be valued as one of the world’s top mid-tier miners by 2020. At MMG, We are guided by our values, and our most important value is safety. We think safety first; we stop and think then act to prevent injury. We respect each other. We work together. We do what we say. And we want to be better. Dugald River is situated 70 kilometres north of Cloncurry and is the first underground mine MMG has taken from pre-feasibility to production. It will produce zinc and lead concentrate for customers right around the world. The ore body at Dugald River was discovered in the 1870s with MMG’s pre-feasibility work commencing in 2009. With challenging underground conditions, it wasn’t until 2016 that the project truly began. With a projected mine-life of at least 25 years, production of 170ktof zinc per year and projected steady state C1 costs of US$0.68-US$0.78/lb Dugald River is an incredible achievement for MMG and a testament to everyone involved in the project. The state of the art processing plant uses proven technology and the latest designed operation with a single process control feed. This means much of the plant can be controlled with minimal operational input. Underground, the WiFi and optic enabled environment means easy adaptability for future technologies and allows Dugald River to mine in the safest and most productive way possible. Dugald River’s concentrate is sealed and transported by truck and then train in specially designed containers to Townsville. The Dugald River Tailings Storage Facility is a remarkable feat of engineering. With a capacity of 13 million cubic metres of tailings storage that will support 25 years of mine production, the Facility utilises a natural valley creating a low capital, safe, environmentally friendly solution. The village is designed to accommodate 400 people and features all the mod cons of home. This includes; a gym, tennis court, pool, walking track, entertainment area. It’s safe to say, MMG staff are well and truly looked after when on site. Working with many stakeholders, MMG knows that Dugald River is an important part of this region for locals and MMG employees alike. Dugald River is a world-class asset that will allow MMG into continue to mine for progress for the next 25 years and beyond.

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