Prominent Hill

OZ Minerals Limited owns 100% of the Prominent Hill copper-gold project located in South Australia. Commissioning of the new copper-gold mine occurred in February 2009 with first sales of Prominent Hill concentrate occuring in April 2009.

Key Statistics

Name Prominent Hill
Location Located 650 kilometres north west of Adelaide, 130 kilometres north west of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam and 130 kilometres south east of the town of Coober Pedy in the Gawler Craton of South Australia.
Product Copper-gold concentrate
Reserves * 0.95Mt copper, 1.4Moz gold
Resources ** 2.5Mt copper, 7.4Moz gold
Employees Approximately 580
Mining Method Open pit
Processing Method Conventional crushing, grinding and flotation
Pre Production Capital A$1.15bn
First Production February 2009

* as at 30 June 2008

** as at 18 May 2009

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