Commodity: Zinc concentrate, copper concentrate and precious metal concentrate
Ownership: MMG, 100 per cent
Golden Grove is an underground and open pit base and precious metals mine, about 450km northeast of Perth. The site comprises the Scuddles and Gossan Hill mines and surface processing operations.
Open pit operations began in January 2012 and are estimated to produce about 235,000t of copper concentrate containing 59,600t of copper metal in concentrate at 25 per cent copper.
Golden Grove uses the conventional grinding and flotation processing methods.
All concentrates of zinc, copper and high precious metals are exported to smelters in China, Korea, Japan, India and Thailand via the port in Geraldton.
Golden Grove’s annual copper production for 2013 was 33,780t of copper in concentrate and 23,619t of zinc in zinc concentrate. The site will continue to be sourced for ore from the open pit and via underground mining. It is expected to produce between 24,000 and 27,000t of copper in concentrate and between 50,000 and 55,000t in zinc concentrate this year