A modern
mining company

Prominent Hill

The Prominent Hill operation is located 650 kilometres north west of Adelaide and 130 kilometres south-east of Coober Pedy in South Australia.

What we do

The 24 hour operation is comprised of the Ankata underground mine, a conventional crushing, grinding and flotation processing plant and a permanent accommodation village for its workforce. Prominent Hill produces a high quality copper concentrate – one of the highest grade traded on the open market.

Travel and rosters

Prominent Hill has a workforce of  some1,200 employees, including contractors. Prominent Hill employees work a standard eight and six (8/6), fly-in fly-out roster (some positions may require a different roster), with a typical roster involving 12 hour shifts. We offer chartered flights from Adelaide (1 hour) and  Port Augusta (40 minutes)  and a bus service for those living in the nearby town Coober Pedy.

Village facilities

The facilities and services provided for the village are:

  • Over 1200 ensuited cabins, each with a king single or double bed, private ensuite, Austar TV and air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi access from the accommodation village
  • Mobile coverage through Telstra G3 mobile tower
  • 24 hour medical service with modern medical facilities
  • Dining room serving delicious, healthy food
  • Wet mess which sells snacks, magazines and personal items
  • 25 metre swimming pool
  • Cardio and weight gymnasium, including a variety of classes
  • Tennis, indoor cricket and ball courts.Mail and postage service