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Carrapateena Exceeds Expectations


Oz Minerals' Carrapateena mine, has continued to exceed expectations this quarter with increases to both copper and gold production.

According to Oz Minerals’ Quarterly Report, the Carrapateena mine, which is located 160 kilometres north of Port Augusta, produced over 7,000 tonnes of copper and close to 15,000 ounces of gold.

Managing Director and CEO Andrew Cole said despite COVID-19 health-related restrictions across all operations, the team has delivered a solid production quarter.

The company are continuing to explore a potential "block cave" approach, with the pre-feasibility study demonstrating significant value uplift and long-life mining province.

Stage one of the block cave expansion feasibility study is currently underway, with completion expected late next year.

Carrapateena is South Australia's second biggest copper mine, with the company’s ongoing focus to protect the health and safety its employees and other stakeholders firmly in place.

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