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The Central Eyre Iron Project, that is located on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula, consists of the development of three iron ore (magnetite) deposits; Hambridge, Kopi and Warramboo. It also includes the construction of an on-site ore processing plant south of Wudinna, an infrastructure corridor to accommodate a power transmission line and a standard gauge railway to link the mines to its own new deep water port to be constructed at Cape Hardy, on the western shore of Spencer Gulf, seven kilometres south of Port Neill.

The Central Eyre Iron Project Mine to be the Largest Magnetite Mine in Australia

The Central Eyre Project, that will become the largest magnetite project in Australia, is being developed by Iron Road Limited, an Australian ASX listed iron ore exploration and development company, based in Perth, Western Australia.

Central Eyre Iron Project DFS Reports Positive Future for Mine

The Central Eyre Project Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) was completed in early 2014 showing it to be a highly profitable and technically sound project that would be able to supply 21.5 million tonnes of premium, high quality magnetite a year for the next 25 years. An exploration program is already being undertaken that, if successful, will extend the life of the project to more than 30 years.The concentrate produced will have low impurity contamination which will help Asian steel mills to substantially reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Central Eyre Iron Project Construction to Take Four Years

Construction of the Central Eyre Project will take around four years to complete and the new 30 million tonnes a year bulk export port to be constructed at Cape Hardy will be the first to be built in South Australia that is capable of loading Cape-sized ships. It is also hoped that the project's railway infrastructure will be included into the Australian railway network. A workforce of around 2,000 people will be employed on the project during its construction stage with around 700 required as permanent employees once it becomes operational.

Central Eyre Iron Mine to be an Open cut Operation

The Central Eyre Iron mine, to be located 30 kilometres south of Wudinna, is to be an open cut mining operation using conventional, drilling, blasting, truck and shovel methods of mining for the initial three years. It will then convert to in-pit crushing and conveyancing methods of mining for the remainder of its operational life. This will reduce the number of haulage trucks from around 90 to around 30. A move that will reduce dust and noise along with reduced use of diesel fuel from an initial 800,000 litres a day to 150,000 litres a day.

Central Eyre Iron Processing Plant to use Salt Water

The ore processing plant to be built at the mine site will incorporate mechanical processing methods using gravity and magnetic separation. No hazardous chemicals are to be used anywhere during the processing operation. The processing plant is designed to use saline water therefore negating the need for fresh water and the building of a desalination plant.

The Cape Hardy Port is to be placed in a sheltered position with a reasonably short jetty. It is in a natural deep water location requiring no dredging and will be aligned to avoid sea grass areas. It is designed to eliminate conveyor transfer points over water therefore minimising any spillage risk. The shoploader will have a capicity of 70 million tonnes a year, far more capacity than that required by Iron Road.

Iron Road

Iron Road Limited is a mining company focused on being a quality supplier of iron ore concentrates to the Asian market. The company has two projects, Central Eyre Iron Project and the Gawler Iron Project.


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