“Going beyond what’s possible to make lives better”

We explore for and mine mainly copper. Copper is important for a low carbon future and economic wellbeing which, in turn, helps us achieve our purpose and contribute to a better future.  

Making a Modern Mining Company

Our History


  • OZ Minerals was formed by the merger of two Australian non-ferrous metals mining businesses - Oxiana and Zinifex.


  • A proportion of OZ Minerals’ assets – excluding the Prominent Hill asset – were acquired by China Non Ferrous Metals Co Ltd (Minmetals) – the company now operating as MMG.


  • OZ Minerals purchased the Carrapateena project.


  • OZ Minerals expanded its Prominent Hill operation to include underground mining at the Ankata Underground mine.


  • A pre-feasibility study was released for the Carrapateena project. 


  • A series of parallel initiatives commenced to explore options to de-risk and increase the value of the Carrapateena project.
  • A second underground mine, Malu Underground, was commissioned at Prominent Hill. The underground operations were subsequently integrated from an operational perspective.
  • OZ Minerals relocated its corporate headquarters to Adelaide.


  • Board approval for construction of Carrapateena mine.


  • Acquired Avanco Resources.


  • Carrapateena mine construction complete and first concentrate achieved.


  • Board approval for Carrapateena Block Cave Expansion and Prominent Hill Wira Shaft Expansion