Balcooma mine is a Copper Zinc mine located approximately 300km North West of the City of Townsville in North Queensland.
The Balcooma operation commenced open cut mining in 2005 producing 3 million tonnes of ore and ceased open cut operations in 2009. Balccoma mine then commenced underground operations and has since produced approximately 3 million tonnes of Copper/ Zinc ore.
Balcooma mine employs approximately 300 people on a fly in fly out basis. Predominately from the cites of Townsville and Cairns.