Sulphur Springs Zinc-Copper Project

Proposal description: 

Venturex Resources Limited propose to develop the Sulphur Springs Zinc-Copper Project located approximately 144 kilometres (km) south-east of Port Hedland and 57 km west of Marble Bar.  The project includes an open pit mine to extract the upper portion of the orebody and an underground mine to extract the lower portion of the orebody.

The project has a disturbance footprint of 313.6 hectares (ha) within an 889.2 ha development envelope and consists of the following physical and operational elements:

  • an open pit to mine the upper portion of the orebody
  • an underground mine (accessed via a portal) to mine the remainder of the orebody
  • mine dewatering and groundwater abstraction for water supply
  • a conventional processing plant which will produce separate copper and zinc concentrations
  • a conventional ‘valley fill’ tailings storage facility
  • a waste rock dump
  • supporting infrastructure.
  • The proposal has undergone two changes pursuant to section 43A of the Environmental Protection Act since the project was referred in December 2016.  The proposal description above reflects these changes.
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Last updated: 
May 20, 2020
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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