Century Zinc Mine, a stones throw from Adel's Grove and the Lawn Hill Gorge, is one of the largest open cut zinc mines in the world.
More information on this subject may be found at the
Burke Shire Council site
Century Zinc Mine, Pasminco, Burketown, Adels Grove, Lawn Hill National Park
Pasminco Century ProjectIn 1990, CRA discovered the Century zinc deposit, north-west of Mount Isa. This world class resource contains 118Mt of ore averaging 10.2 percent zinc, 1.5 percent lead and 35 g/t silver and will be developed by Pasminco Century Mine Limited (PCML). The Century mine will produce 450,000t of zinc concentrate and 45,000t of lead concentrate per year for export from the port of Karumba. In May 1997, an agreement between the Waayni, Mingginda, Gkuthaarn and Kukatji peoples, the State and Century Zinc was ratified and the Government obligations under the agreement are being implemented.
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