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About MIM 

We operate two separate mining and processing streams, copper and zinc, to deliver natural resources that have enduring roles in society. With the largest zinc resource base and the biggest underground network of mines in the world, we provide work for more than 3,200 employees and contractors.

From the tiny copper connections in our mobile phones to the zinc used to galvanise industrial steel, the minerals we mine play vital roles in our lives every day. As well as the Australian market, our products are exported to 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom, contributing billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year.

One of only a handful of Australian mines located on the doorstep of a community, we are dedicated to supporting local people and local businesses and creating strong links between our operations and the city of Mount Isa. We do this through generous contributions to local health, education, cultural and capacity building initiatives and the funding of vital public services and infrastructure development projects. Since 1924, our operations have been at the heart of life in “the Isa”.

While we’re part of one of the world’s largest mining companies, we have retained a uniquely decentralised management structure that fosters a sense of responsibility in our people, paves the way for innovation and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to preserve the long-term health, function and viability of the natural environments affected by our operations, and to maintain safe and healthy workplaces based on mutual respect, fairness and integrity.

Key facts


strong workforce

mine sites in the region

Around $1 billion
contributed to the Queensland
economy every year


As a key asset of one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of bulk commodities, we supply global industry with the basic ingredients it requires every day.

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Our role

Steve De Kruijff, COO Xstrata Copper North Queensland and Brian Hearne, COO Xstrata Zinc Australia talk about our vital role in the community, including money invested, SD initiatives and Life of Mine.

Watch Copper Video

Watch Zinc Video