Minerals and Metals Group

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MMG Limited
IndustryMining (Minerals and Resources)
Founded17 June 2009
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia
Key people
Guo Wenqing, Chairman
Geoffrey (Xiaoyu) Gao, CEO
Ross Carroll, CFO
Mark Davis, EGM Operations - Africa, Australia and Asia
Suresh Vadnagra, EGM Operations – Americas
Greg Travers, EGM Business Support
Troy Hey, EGM Stakeholder Relations
Xu Jiqing, EGM Marketing and Risk

MMG Limited (MMG; SEHK1208; ASXMMG), is a mid-tier global resources company that mines, explores and develops base metal projects around the world. MMG's major shareholder is China Minmetals Corporation (CMC), a Chinese state-owned enterprise. CMC owns approximately 75% of MMG's shares.[1]


Minerals and Metals Group was formed in June 2009, following the purchase of the majority of assets of OZ Minerals (ASX:OZL) by China Minmetals Corporation (CMC) through its subsidiary China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd (CMN). Minerals and Metals Group became commonly referred to as MMG.

In December 2010 MMG was acquired by Minmetals Resources Limited, a subsidiary of China Minmetals Corporation and listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1208).[2]

In September 2012 Minmetals Resources Limited changed its registered English company name to MMG Limited to align the assets already operating as ‘MMG’ with the registered company name.

In 2016, MMG was ranked as the third best of 92 oil, gas, and mining companies on indigenous rights in the Arctic.[3]


MMG operate and develop copper, zinc and other base metals projects across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Laos and Peru. It also have significant exploration projects and partnerships across Australia, Africa and the Americas.

MMG owns and operates the Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) Sepon mine in Laos, the Kinsevere mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Dugald River mine, and Rosebery mines in Australia.

During 2014, MMG completed the purchase of the Las Bambas copper mine project, a copper-gold-molybdenum deposit located in the Apurímac Region of Peru. Las Bambas is a joint venture project between the operator MMG (62.5%), a wholly owned subsidiary of Guoxin International Investment Co. Ltd (22.5%) and CITIC Metal Co. Ltd (15.0%). A conflict involving the Peruvian Government, the mine's owners and the local population left a death toll of 4[4].

MMG also owns the Izok Corridor base metals project in Nunavut, north-west Canada.


  1. ^ MMG's Webpage | About Us: Our Major Shareholder
  2. ^ MMG Financial Report 2009 Minerals and Metals Group
  3. ^ Overland, Indra (2016). "Ranking Oil, Gas and Mining Companies on Indigenous Rights in the Arctic". ResearchGate. Arran. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  4. ^ Peruvian protests against Las Bambas mining project