Mt Isa - Queensland
Fertiliser - WMC announces phosphate fertiliser
Western Mining Corporation (WMC) commissioned a A$700 million ammonium
phosphate fertiliser manufacturing plant in 2000.
For details, see ammonium
Around 6 m tonnes of copper ore containing 3.3per cent is mined by Mt Isa
Mines and converted to 180 000 tonnes of anode copper (capacity 230 000
tonnes utilised by other producers). Other producers are Mt Selwyn (converted
by MIM to 15 000 tonnes of copper) and Gunpowder (7 000 tonnes). Other
projects include Osborne, Thalanga and Red Dome.
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