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New Century Resources Signs Deal to be Mining Industry Leader for Indigenous Employment

Metal News - Published on Thu, 11 Jul 2019

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ABC Net reported that Waanyi people have signed a collaborative deal with New Century Resources, and a recent feasibility study shows that work is expected to start next year. The Century Zinc Mine is in north-west Queensland, about 250 kilometres north of Mount Isa. Production at Century began in 2000 using open-pit mining, grinding and flotation of zinc inside a Lawn Hill mine site, situated on Waanyi traditional land.

However, with New Century Resources' takeover of MMG's Karumba port facility in 2017, mining activities have increased.

The new project, set to start at the end of 2020, is an expansion of East Fault Block and South Block operations, mining into hard rock for zinc product.

New Century Resources' East Fault Block and South Block expansion is looking to employ half local Indigenous employees.

On Waanyi traditional land, the new pits are planned to be located less than three kilometres north of New Century's current tailings dam.

The race for Indigenous inclusion in Australian mines has been building for the past decade, with Rio Tinto and BHP pushing for 20 to 30 per cent Indigenous staff a figure they are looking to grow.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 11 Jul 2019
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