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Processing discount

A royalty discount applies to base metals processed within Queensland to a particular metal content.

Processing includes leaching, refining, smelting and solvent extraction electro winning (SX-EW).

The discount is applied to the royalty payable.

In the table below, you can find a list of discounted minerals, the minimum metal content required and the relevant discount.

Discounted minerals

Mineral Minimum metal content Discount on processed mineral
Cobalt 50% 20%
Copper, iron ore 95% 20%
Lead 95% 25%
Tantalum, zinc 95% 35%
Manganese 75% 35%
Molybdenum 56% 20%
Nickel 70% 20%
Tungsten 89% 20%


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