From June 2008 to June 2009, OZ Minerals was the owner and operator of the Rosebery mine in Tasmania.
In the 1890s, gold, lead, zinc and copper were mined in the area. This lasted until the mine's closure in 1913. In 1927, the Mount Lyell Mining Company revived the mine and it is currently owned and operated by the Minerals and Metals Group.
In the past, heavy metal poisoning investigations have been conducted at Rosebery. In December 2009, the Tasmanian Director of Public Health announced that investigations would be reopened to assess new claims of possible heavy metals poisoning. We will continue to monitor this issue.