The historic

Mt Lyell Mine

Queenstown – West Coast Tasmania


Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) owns the historic Mount Lyell underground copper mine and concentrator in Western Tasmania.

The mine is located on the rugged west coast of Tasmania near to the town of Queenstown, approximately 150 km south of Burnie. The mine is at an elevation of 390 m above sea level with local topography exceeding 1000 m.

Mount Lyell is a long-established operation with numerous orebodies exploited in the area since the 1880s. Historic production from the field exceeds 1.5 Mt

Steeped in history

Mount Lyell is one of the oldest continually operated mining fields in Australia.