Robe River Mining Co. proposes to develop the West Angelas C, D and G iron ore deposits to sustain production at the existing West Angelas iron ore operations. The proposal is located approximately 130 km northwest of Newman.
Mining of the C, D and G iron ore deposits will involve the additional clearing of up to 4,310 ha of native vegetation within a mine development envelope of 26,400 ha.
Mine dewatering will be required to accommodate below water table mining, requiring an additional abstraction of up to 8 GL/a of groundwater. Dewatering has the potential to impact the surrounding environmental values, particularly those in Karijini National Park (approximately 4 km west of the proposed deposits).