Jack Hills Iron Ore Project

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to develop an iron ore (haematite) mine at Jack Hills approximately 100 km west of Meekatharra. The project will have a lifespan of approximately seven years (five years of mining, two years of closure activities) and will be a contract mining operation. The project will consist of an open cut mine with one pit up to 140 metres deep (approximately 41.2 MT of ore and waste rock). The floor of the pit will be above the watertable and the pit will not be backfilled.

Product will be crushed on site and will be carried to the Port of Geraldton via road. A haul road approximately 24 km long will be constructed to connect the project to the Beringarra-Cue road.

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Last updated: 
February 12, 2009
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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