Dugald River Mine Feeds Jobs for North Queensland

Jobs are set to begin flow across the North West with the $1.4 billion MMG Dugald River zinc mine beginning to recruit for the first of hundreds of jobs.

MMG-Dugald-River-mining-siteThe MMG Ltd’s project, 85 km north-east of Mt Isa has “prescribed project” status and is due to start production in the first half of next year.

More than 40 positions are currently being advertised for jobs in maintenance, plant and process operators, and service crews and it is anticipated that MMG Dugald River will employ up to 400 site based staff when the mine is fully operational.

Dugald River is one of the world’s largest and highest grade known undeveloped zinc-lead-silver deposits with a resource of 53 million tonnes.

At peak production of 160,000 tonnes of zinc a year, it would be one of the world’s top 10 zinc mines.