Mining

The mine has an expected life of 25 years and at full size it is estimated to be 5.5 kilometres long by 2 kilometres wide and 600 metres deep. The mine is a drill and blast, load and haul operation using some of the largest mining equipment in the world.  The relatively short 30km distance between the mine and the port at Cape Preston has reduced the need for investment in significant infrastructure to transport the ore. 

Quick Facts

  • The largest haul trucks in the world weighing approximately 360 tonnes and can carry a pay load of 360-400 tonnes
  • Two 400 tonne face shovels capable of loading 5000 – 5500 tonnes of rock per hour
  • 30 Year mine life with options to extend
  • Drill and blast, load and haul operation

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