Thalanga Base Metal Operation
The Thalanga Base Metal Operation (Thalanga) is located approximately 55km west of Charters Towers in Northern Queensland, Australia and is 100% owned by Red River Resources Limited.
The Thalanga polymetallic massive sulphide deposit was discovered in 1975 by and production commenced in 1989. Thalanga was acquired by Red River Resources from Kagara Ltd in 2014 for A$6.5 million.
Thalanga consists of a 650ktpa mill producing copper, lead and zinc concentrates with material precious metal credits (gold and silver) from high-grade volcanogenic hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) deposits hosted in the Cambro-Ordovician Mt Windsor Volcanics sequence.
Red River is currently mining the Far West deposit (mechanised UG mine) and is developing the Liontown Project (proposed open pit and mechanised UG mine) as our sources for the Thalanga Mill.
The copper concentrate produced at Thalanga is sold to Glencore (copper) at the Thalanga mine gate. The lead and zinc concentrates are trucked to the Port of Townsville where they are sold to Trafigura.
Thalanga employs approximately 160 employees and contractors on a local residential basis, with the majority of the workforce residing in Charters Towers.
Red River is investing in an advanced regional exploration program to discover next generation of deposits to provide future ore sources for Thalanga.