Ernest Henry

Mine life extension to 2040.

A cornerstone asset in our portfolio, Evolution’s acquisition of Ernest Henry has resulted in mine life extension through to 2040, a doubling of ore reserves, more operational diversity on site and a bright future for our people and the community.
Ernest Henry Evolution Mine

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copper-gold operation.

The acquisition of Ernest Henry in January 2022 increased our copper production, lowered All-in Sustaining Cost per ounce and cemented our position as one of the lowest cost gold producers in the world.

With mine life extension and further upside potential, Evolution is targeting production of 50,000t copper and 80,000oz gold per annum.

Ernest Henry

Fast facts

+ Employees

FY24 copper production guidance (t)

Mine life

  • 38km north-east of Cloncurry
  • Producing: copper, gold
  • Underground, sub level caving, processing and maintenance
  • Owner operator
  • Residential, FIFO and DIDO
  • Traditional owners: Mitakoodi People

Our Ernest Henry community

Securing the support of communities in which we operate is core to our operation. Our focus remains on building trusted partnerships with our First Nation Partners, including with our partners the Mitakoodi People, in protecting their cultural heritage and supporting the delivery of their goals and that of other Community Groups.

We are proud to partner with our communities to achieve meaningful outcomes and generate shared value. Our local approach supports regional economic benefit by prioritising local procurement, creating local employment and facilitating local training opportunities.

Living and working at Ernest Henry

At Ernest Henry, you can choose what suits your priorities. Work an attractive fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) roster or live local in the close-knit community of Cloncurry and be home every night.



Cloncurry is a town located in the heart of Queensland’s outback, known for its rich history and natural wonders.​

​Cloncurry offers a variety of activities including camping, visiting historic sites, horseback riding, fishing, watersports, 4WD/off-road driving and more.​

​Some of the top attractions in Cloncurry include Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum, Chinaman Creek Dam, John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery, and Burke & Wills Monument.​

​Head off-road to hidden water holes and waterfalls, where you can camp the night! Situated close to Cloncurry is Clem Walton Park, Rigby Falls, The Gregory, and East Leichardt River. ​

Sport and recreation

  • Cloncurry pool with water park​
  • Chinaman Creek Recreational Dam​
  • Cloncurry Equestrian Centre and Racecourse​
  • Florence Clark Park (with park and water play area)​
  • Mary Kathleen Memorial Park (with playground and Unearthed Museum)​
  • Cloncurry Community Precinct (Art gallery, library, Shire Hall, function rooms, commercial kitchen and bar)​
  • John Flynn Place Museum​
  • Cloncurry PCYC gym​
  • Free children’s activities during school holidays​
  • Recreational sporting ovals​
  • Competitive and Social: Rugby League, Netball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Soccer, Touch football​
  • Cloncurry Bowls Club​

Social events and activities

  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campcraft​
  • The Curry Merry Muster Festival ​
  • Cloncurry and District Show​
  • Beat the Heat Festival​
  • Cloncurry Art Competition​
  • Community Craft Markets ​
  • Pop-up movie nights​
  • Horse Racing​
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Education and childcare

With childcare, preschool, primary school and high school, Cloncurry has your child covered.

Medical and wellbeing

Cloncurry Multipurpose Health Service provides rural and remote hospital services including an inpatient facility, a residential aged care facility, an emergency department and an outpatient department.​

Ramsay Street General Practice is a private medical practice which is supported by 3 GPs as well as visiting locums. They offer specialist services and a range of allied health services from their practice​.

Top-class facilities for FIFO and DIDO workforce
Campsite dinner hall
Camp from above
Camp pool
Being away from home is easier when you get to stay in a high-quality camp with top-class facilities and a great community.

Village accommodation facilities

  • Buffet style mess hall with options for cook-to-order meals​
  • Weekly BBQs on the deck​
  • Bar ​
  • Self-service laundry​
  • Swimming pool​
  • Tennis court​
  • Basketball court​
  • Virtual golf driving range​
  • Music room​
  • Outdoor exercise park​
  • Designated walking track​
  • Indoor gym (cardio and weight equipment, boxing space and reformer pilates) ​
  • Recreational oval with social sporting activities (cricket, soccer, touch football etc)​

Social Club

Ernest Henry Social Club Committee is the operation’s onsite social club which is coordinated by employee volunteers who plan, organise and deliver social events for our employees.

Events include (subject to change): Social sporting activities such as cricket, touch football and soccer, weekly social fitness sessions (Boot Camp and Pilates), monthly raffles, Jag the Joker and the annual Tug-O-War challenge.


Drive-in/drive-out (DIDO): Our DIDO employees commute from Mount Isa and surrounding areas.

Fly-in/fly-out (FIFO): Our FIFO locations are Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns.

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