Glencore awards Mount Isa Mines contract to Pybar

Mount Isa Mines underground workers. Image: Mount Isa Mines.

Underground mining contractor Pybar Mining Services has been awarded a two-year contract at the Glencore-owned Black Rock Cave project at Mount Isa Mines in Queensland.

Pybar will complete underground decline and level development, including primary development, drive stripping and shotcreting for the Black Rock Cave project.

The company will employ 43 workers on site at peak production, with personnel and fleet scheduled for mobilisation by mid-May.

Pybar chief executive officer Brendan Rouse said this contract added to its long history at Mount Isa Mines.

“The award of Black Rock will expand our existing presence and enhance our ongoing partnership with Glencore and the local community,” Rouse said.

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