The Project, the subject of a feasibility study, involves the expansion and development of iron ore deposits to sustain the existing Greater Tom Price production. The Tom Price mine is located approximately 32 kilometres west of Tom Price.
The Project includes the following components;
a) ROM pad and primary crushing facility;
b) the new 13km overland conveyor transports primary crushed ore from B1 and S17 (WTS2) to S10 (WTS1). Ore from WTS2 and WTS1 is then transported to Tom Price on existing overland conveyors;
c) modifications to the existing Tom Price dry crushing and screening processing plant;
d) non-process infrastructure;
e) ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO) facility;
f) 33kV power transmission network;
g) communications infrastructure;
h) water supply and reticulation;
i) heavy and light vehicle roads; and
j) upgrades to existing water feed infrastructure in Tom Price town.
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Delivery schedule: Subject to approval, construction of the project will take approximately two years.
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