|Resource||Iron Ore (Magnetite and Hematite)|
|Company||OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd (part of the SIMEC Mining Group)|
Open-cut mines in the Middleback Ranges producing magnetite ore for steel production and hematite ore for export.
Some is also shipped to Port Kembla and Newcastle New South Wales in the form of blended fines and pellets.
|Location||Middleback Ranges, southwest of Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula.|
The Middleback Ranges Project comprises of a number of tenements which are broadly considered under different Mining Areas.
Mining is undertaken in three areas with multiple pits, including:
Download map showing Middleback Ranges tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG).
Iron ore deposits comprising of magnetite and hematite found within the Middleback Ranges that forms part of the Cleve sub-domain of the Gawler Craton and is comprised primarily of Early Proterozoic metasediments of the Hutchison Group.
|Resource estimates and production estimates|
Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).
Programs for environment protection and rehabilitation have been submitted and approved for each mining area.
OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd has submitted a mining proposal, for the BSA (Bark Sheoak Adder Hills) Project, which is located within the Iron Knob area and is currently out for comment on the Department for Energy and Mining Public Notice page.
The proposal can be viewed here:
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
Mining compliance reports
For more information, contact:
Mineral Resources Division
Department for Energy and Mining
Phone: 8429 2583