Spinifex Ridge

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Map of mines in the Pilbara area

Spinifex Ridge is a molybdenum/copper and iron ore mining project in the Pilbara region of Australia,[1][2] northeast of Marble Bar.

Moly Mines awarded production contracts to BGC Contracting in August 2010. Initially, there were plans for an open pit molybdenum/copper mine producing 20 million tonnes per year;[3] with changes in the price of molybdenum, this was downsized to 10MT/year.

Port facilities at Port Hedland were commissioned in September 2010[4]

Iron ore mining began in November 2010;[5][6][7] ramping up to a throughput of 1 million tonnes per year.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mining Journal - Spinifex gets Chinese finance approval". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ "Moly Mines to start Spinifex Ridge iron-ore shipments in Dec". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  3. ^ "MOLYBDENUM - Design phase at Spinifex Ridge". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  4. ^ "Steel Guru : Moly Mines financing update on Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project - 166889 - 2010-09-24". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  5. ^ "IRON ORE MINING COMMENCES AT SPINIFEX RIDGE" (PDF). 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  6. ^ "Moly Mines starts production at Spinifex Ridge". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  7. ^ "Mining Journal - Spinifex Ridge start". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  8. ^ "Spinifex Ridge Mining Property in Australia, Western Australia". PropertyMine. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12.

Coordinates: 20°58′03.37″S 117°01′23″E / 20.9676028°S 117.02306°E / -20.9676028; 117.02306