Today’s BCL

Bougainville Copper Limited is an independently-managed company of Papua New Guinea that is publicly listed on the ASX (Australian Securities Exchange).

Bougainville Copper’s main objective is to work cooperatively towards realising the vision of resuming active exploration and sustainable copper, gold and silver mining at Panguna, in central Bougainville, after mining ceased in 1989.

The people of PNG and Bougainville have a significant stake in Bougainville Copper, with the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) holding a 36.4 per cent share in the company, as does the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. This followed the departure of Rio Tinto in mid-2016.

Bougainville Copper has a strong local board and management team that knows Bougainville extremely well. The board is led by chairman Sir Melchior Togolo, a prominent Bougainvillean, with extensive experience in the minerals sector.

The Autonomous Bougainville Region consists of 168 islands with the most populated being the large island of Bougainville and the smaller island of Buka to its north, separated by the narrow Buka Passage.
Bougainville displays great cultural diversity in a relatively small region. Although the cultures share some commonalities, there is a range of traditional beliefs, customs and languages.
Bougainville has a long human history with the first inhabitants arriving around 29,000 years ago. In 1643, the inhabitants of Takuu and Nissan atolls had the first recorded contact with Europeans from an expedition led by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.


Out and about in Bougainville

Postal Address: PO Box 1274 Port Moresby, NCD Papua New Guinea

Phone: +(675) 309 2800

Fax: +(675) 309 2898 Email:


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