For many years the mine near the town of Faro produced lead, zinc, silver and gold. In 1998, the operator of the mine was placed into receivership and mining stopped.
The Escondida Mine is owned and operated by Minera Escondida Limitada which has as its main shareholders BHP-Mining and RTZ. High grade copper ore is mined at 65,000 tonnes per day from an open pit, milled and floated to produce a copper concentrate.
The Bunkers Hill Pit is a mined-out pit located at the Granites Gold Mine, approximately 550km northwest of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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