Return of Century mine to bring 264,000 tpy of zinc from Q3 2018 - Chairman

Australia's Century Zinc mine, the world’s third largest prior to its closure in 2016, will restart production in the second half of 2018 with capacity of 264,000 tpy of zinc, according to a feasibility study released by owner New Century Resources on Tuesday November 28.

The mine in Queensland, Australia, will resume output based on the reprocessing of tailings at the site. The mine is forecast to produce 507,000 tpy of zinc concentrates with 52% zinc content over an initial 6.3-year mine life.
“The past 12 months have been a rollercoaster of emotions,” said Evan Cranston, chairman of New Century Resources, which acquired the project in early 2017.

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Julian Luk

November 28, 2017

15:52 GMT

London