Bougainville Copper (BOC)

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Bougainville Copper (BOC) is involved in investment activities. The Company’s assets include the Panguna copper-gold mine and associated facilities on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. Its operations included the mining and production of concentrates containing copper, gold and silver from Panguna copper-gold mine. The Company suspended its operations at Panguna copper-gold mine as well as its processing facility at Panguna on Bougainville Island located in the North Solomons Province of Papua New Guinea in May 1989 due to militant activities. Bougainville Copper listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 31 December, 1970. There has been no production since 1989. On 24 March, 1990, BOC completed the withdrawal of its personnel from Bougainville. Since then there has been no care and maintenance of its assets therefore in 1999 the Company announced its desire to dispose of the Bougainville assets. The Company now sources its income from investment operations and it has developed a portfolio of cash and equities, which includes investments in PNG projects. Rio Tinto Limited owns 53.58% of the Company, with Independent State of Papua New Guinea having 19.06% ownership. The remaining 27.36% of the Company is owned by public shareholders.

Bougainville Copper History

BOC commenced operations in 1967. It floated on the ASX in 1971. Bougainville Copper operated a large open pit mine and processing facility at Panguna on Bougainville Island, located in the North Solomons Province of Papua New Guinea. The Company has produced copper concentrate containing considerable quantities of gold and silver from the mine from 1972 until it was abandoned in 15 May 1989 due to military activities. In 2000, BOC started to dispose of its Bougainville assets and now it has developed a portfolio of debt and equity investments.

Bougainville Copper (BOC) Products and Services

  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver

Bougainville Copper (BOC) Locations and Subsidiaries

Bougainville Copper Head Office
Pacific Place, Level 6, Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
Phone: 675 321 2044
Fax: 675 321 3634

Bougainville Copper Limited
sLevel 33 55 Collins St Melbourne 3000
Ph: (03) 9283 3333 Fax: (03) 9283 3707

Other Bougainville Copper Details

Bougainville Copper Year Established: 1967
ARBN: 007 497 869
D-U-N-S: 753508316

Bougainville Copper (BOC) Share Price

Submitted by ASX Listed Company on 19 January, 2009 - 06:38

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