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Xstrata has entered an agreement with Exco Resources Limited to acquire two copper tenements in north west Queensland for $175 million to expand production at its Ernest Henry operation.

The deal is waiting finalisation, dependant on Exco shareholder approval, following an endorsement from the Exco board.

The E1 and Monakaff tenements being acquired are located eight and 21 kilometres away from the Henry processing facilities and contain open pit copper mineral resources which have passed feasibility studies.

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Xstrata say the production from these deposits would make an “incremental contribution”ť to Ernest Henry`s production profile from the second half of next year.

Ore will be transported from the E1 and Monakoff projects to Ernest Henry and processed through the operation`s existing concentrator.

Xstrata Copper North Queensland Division Chief Operating Officer said operations are on track.

“Ernest Henry`s open pit operations are scheduled to finish later this year and we are currently in the process of transforming the site into a major underground mining operation associated magnetite extraction plant.

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“The E1 and Monakoff copper projects offer an attractive opportunity to expand Ernest Henry`s expected production profile by utilising the remaining capacity of the Ernest Henry concentrator while leveraging other significant synergies available through our existing site infrastructure, equipment and workforce.

“We anticipate that the development and operation of the E1 and Monakoff copper projects will create around 100 full-time jobs, some of which will be sourced from Ernest Henry`s existing open pit workforce.”ť


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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

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