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Glencore to reopen Lady Loretta mine, creating 20 jobs

Zinc mine reopens and will be operated by Redpath Australia

The Switzerland-based miner, Glencore, has announced that it will be reopening its Lady Loretta mine near Mount Isa, Queensland.

The reopening of the zinc mine will create 250 jobs, spanning 46 roles, for which the firm has already begun hiring.

The jobs cover project and Geotech engineers, maintenance managers, shift supervisors, paramedics, ROM operators, diesel fitters, mechanics, boilermakers, shotcreters, service crews, and nippers.

The mine will also offer additional for the supply of goods and services within the local area, as well as community investment.


The contract for operation for the next five years – the remaining time of the mine’s life – has been awarded to Redpath Australia.

“We will continue to responsibly manage production of the high-quality Lady Loretta resource,” stated Stuart Reid, General Manager at Zinc Mining North Queensland.

“Ore mined at Lady Loretta will be processed at our Mount Isa facility and exported to customers all over the world via the Port of Townsville,” Mr Reid added.

“We encourage members of the Mount Isa community with the relevant skills, experience and qualifications to apply for the roles available through Redpath Australia.”

The announcement of the mine’s closure was made in October 2015.