North Star Hematite Project

Proposal description: 

FMG Iron Bridge Limited proposes to develop the North Star Hematite Project (the Project), located approximately 110 km south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. 

The Project includes a new mine with one open pit, one waste dump, processing area, accommodation camp, sewerage treatment, workshops, fuel storage and other associated mine infrastructure to enable extraction of oxide ore at a rate of up to 5.0 Mtpa for approximately 2.3 years. Ore will be processed through crushing, screening and dry magnetic separation. Ore will be trucked to Port Hedland for export via a new mine access road, local roads and the Great Northern Highway. The mine pit will extend no more than 55 m below the natural level of the surrounding ground and will not intersect groundwater.

The Project will include a disturbance footprint of no more than 480 ha including the above mentioned infrastructure and mine access and haul road to the Great Northern Highway.

Referred under EP Act: 
Industry sector: 
Last updated: 
August 6, 2012
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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