Copper in NSW
Copper's versatility and proven reliability makes it one of the world's most valuable and sought-after commodities.
NSW has a diverse range of opportunities for the discovery and development of copper-rich deposits where copper is produced as either the principal commodity or as a concentrate with significant copper credits.
NSW is a prominent producer of copper and the NSW Government is an active campaigner and supporter of exploration campaigns to find even more deposits NSW has the appeal of being one of the lowest cost copper producing regions in the world.
NSW copper mining operations are successful bulk mining operations employing advanced technology and modern processing methods.
Read about Copper [2.17 MB] mineralogy and prospectivity in NSW.
Exploration companies with activities in NSW
Copper, Gold, Antimony
Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc
Gold, Copper, Iron Ore, Zinc, Silver, Lead
Nickel Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Silver, Molybdenum
Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Tin, Bismuth, Indium, Tungsten
Gold, Copper, Silver and Zinc
Zinc, Copper, Lead, Silver, Gold
Gold, Copper, Zinc, Silver, Lead, REE
Gold, Nickel, Copper, Iron ore, PGE
Copper, Zinc, Silver, Gold
Silver, Copper, Gold
Gold, Copper, Silver, Lead, Zinc
Copper, lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold, PGE, Ni
Copper, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Gold
Nickel, Copper, PGE, Gold, Zinc, Silver, Lead
Copper, Zinc, Lead
Copper, Nickel, Scandium, Cobalt, Iron, Gold
Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver
Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold
Copper, Gold, Tungsten
Silver, Tungsten, Copper, Gold
Copper, Lead, Zinc, Gold
Lead, Zinc and Silver, Copper, Tin, Gold
Gold, Silver, Copper
Newcrest continues to explore areas around existing Cadia Valley Operations to expand reserves that will support the development of additional production capacity in this large mineral district.
The company's focus is the development and ongoing exploration of the Hera-Nymagee Project, which includes the high grade gold and base metal Hera deposit and the emerging high-grade copper discovery at the nearby Nymagee copper deposit.
A scoping study commissioned assesses the commercial potential of reprocessing the tailings, slag and minor hard rock resources.
Projects with development applications under consideration
Copper, Gold, Silver
Copper, Gold, Silver, Cobalt
Copper and Gold
Mineral Hill (Parkers Hill, Pearse, Red Terror, Southern Ore Zone)
Gold, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Silver
Broken Hill (North Mine, Southern Operations, Henry George, 1130, Potosi, Silver Peak, Flying Doctor, Central Blocks)
Zinc, Lead, Silver, (Cadmium, Gold, Copper)
Zinc, Lead, Silver, (Copper, Gold)
Peak Mine (The Peak, New Cobar, New Occidental, Perseverance, Chesney)
Gold, Copper, (Silver)
Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia East, Ridgeway )
Copper, Gold, (Silver)
Copper, (Silver, Lead, Zinc)
Broken Hill - Rasp Mine (Broken Hill - CML7 (CBH), Pinnacle)
Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper
Potential investors may contact the companies directly, or the NSW Industry Investment and Export Support Division may be able to arrange introductions and meetings with company representatives to assist investments in their projects.