Infrastructure and Asset Overview


Capricorn Copper Mine is a fully permitted existing operation. Its operating and infrastructure systems are currently being refurbished and redeveloped to support the recently completed Restart Execution Studies (RES) operating plans and strategy. In preparation for the recommencement of operations, Capricorn Copper is also assessing the existing operating systems and identifying those systems that require updating, redevelopment or replacement.

The existing operating infrastructure on site includes:

  • a processing plant (consisting of a crushing, milling and conventional sulphide flotation circuit)
  • a developed underground ore body at the Mammoth deposit and the existing decline portal at the Esperanza South deposit
  • workshops and stores
  • concentrate storage shed
  • fuel farm and wash down bay
  • administration and various other offices
  • the existing water treatment plant (known as the Biotech plant)
  • power provided by a 220Kv high voltage power line with power supplied from the northwest Queensland grid
  • water licences and supply from Lake Waggaboonya, a large lake approximately 2km northeast of the accommodation camp
  • a fully operational accommodation camp, located 5km from the mining operation, including 330 transportable accommodation units, kitchen, mess, gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and a motel
  • all utilities (sewerage, water and electricity) are functioning at the mine and in the camp
  • a sealed, all-weather airstrip, located 8km south of Capricorn Copper Mine.