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Mt Isa - Queensland

Fertiliser - WMC announces phosphate fertiliser plant.

Western Mining Corporation (WMC) commissioned a A$700 million ammonium phosphate fertiliser manufacturing plant in 2000. 

For details, see ammonium phosphate.

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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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