Operating mine

Operating Mines

The Northern Territory currently has six major operating mines, with additional smaller mines in operation, and other mines in care and maintenance.

The combined production value of these operations, including extractive operations, in 2020-21 totalled $4.28 billion.

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Major operating mines

The major operating mines in the Northern Territory are:

The Ranger uranium mine near Jabiru ceased production in January 2021 and is now being rehabilitated. Roper Bar mine - Nathan River Resources Pty Ltd (iron ore) and Bootu Creek mineOM Manganese Ltd (manganese) are currently in care and maintenance.

Smaller operating mines

Smaller operating mines in the Northern Territory include the:

  • Dhupuma Plateau bauxite mine near Gove
  • Sill 80 ilmenite mine in the Roper region
  • Mataranka limestone mine and quicklime operation southeast of Katherine
  • Linecrest Pty Ltd is also exporting iron ore from processed stockpiles at the Frances Creek iron ore mine

More information on individual operations can be found within the descriptions of individual commodities.