Batu Hijau mine Copper Operation

Boddington Corp is London’s and Singapore’s only Main gold company and has established itself in the global gold mining industry. Primary concessions are in worldwide and collectively hold 5.5 million ounces of gold resources; Future expansion will be achieved through further acquisitions and organic growth. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, social and safety performance. Primary operations are in Indonesia, Boddington GC is owned of 45.62% by Newmont Mining; Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT) is 56% owned by the Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V., which is owned 56.25% by Newmont Mining and 43.75% by a Sumitomo affiliate. Other ownership interests are PT Multi Daerah Bersaing, 24%; PT Pukuafu Indah, 17.8%; and PT Indonesia Masbaga Investama, 2.2%. Actuality Newmont is the operator of The Batu Hijau Mine.

Welcome to The Batu Hijau copper and gold mine, Operation Indonesia

T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT), Newmont is the operator and largest owner of copper and gold mine at Batu Hijau. It is a large, surface mine operation, primarily producing copper and small amounts of gold and silver. Originally discovered in 1990, commercial production began in 2000. The Batu Hijau mine is located in the southwest region of the island of Sumbawa, in the District of Sekongkang, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.

the Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Sumbawa Island has headcount of 4,000 employees is one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines. As a partner in the project, Newmont has a responsibility to conserve the environment of the surrounding area, a place where rare species of wild birds nest, marine turtles lay their eggs on the beach and coral reefs extend out into the ocean. With the cooperation of the local community, the project partners strive to conserve the local environment and ecosystems while at the same time moving forward with the mine development and operations.

The Batu Hijau mine, about 745 miles from Jakarta, is Asia’s second largest copper mine, and sits in once virgin jungle. By the time the mine is scheduled to close down in 2035, some 3.3 billion tons of rock will have been dug up, the company estimates. From the pit, the rocks go by conveyor belt to a processing plant, where the gold and copper-rich ore is recovered and shipped to smelters around the world.  The waste from the crushed rock – known as tailings – is piped 2 miles into the ocean, where it is released at about 330 feet below the surface of the water. From there, the waste tumbles down an undersea cliff to collect at a depth of 5,000 to 10,000 feet.

The company spends $2.5 million each year on community development projects. It has essentially taken over from the local government in providing services in the region, which used to be one of the poorest corners of Indonesia. It has built large dams that allow villagers to plant rice on previously arid land, and workers have also fixed up scores of decrepit schools and health clinics.