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Cannington Lead-Silver Mine

Location
Queensland, Australia
Overview
Taking its name from the sheep and cattle station where it was found, the Cannington deposit in North West Queensland, is the world's largest producer of silver and lead.

The deposit was first discovered as an anomaly in an aerial survey of the region, nearly 30 years ago. A lot has happened since then. Production at the mine has been underway for 20 years and it now produces seven per cent of the world's lead and six per cent of the world's silver.
 
Project Snapshot
Project Name
Cannington Lead-Silver Mine
Project Type
Mine
Stage/Status
Operating Mine
Commodity
Lead ● Silver
Commodity Group
Base Metals ● Multi-Commodity ● Precious Metals
Mine Type
Underground Mine
Mining Method
Long-Hole Open Stoping
Owner
South32
Ownership
Media

Location
Project Location
200 km southeast of Mt Isa in Queensland, Australia
State/Province
Queensland
Country
Australia
Region
Oceania
Geology & Mining
Mining Region
Mount Isa Province