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Cannington zinc mine



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Report summary

Cannington is an underground lead, zinc and silver mine located in Western Queensland. The operation is owned and operated by South32 following the demerger with BHP Billiton in 2015. Expansion of the mine via an open pit has been considered but is not included in the accompanying analysis. South32 have confirmed that they will not make an investment decision on the expansion until the end of the decade (post 2020).

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    Cannington zinc mine

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Mining
    • Process
  • Costs
  • Timeline
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production: Table 1
  • Operating costs
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Operating profile


  • Detailed map
  • Production: Image 1
  • Costs: Image 1

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