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Hamersley - Silvergrass iron ore mine



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Silvergrass is a greenfield project that received board approval in August 2016. It is scheduled to come online in 2017 and become part of Rio Tinto's wholly owned Hamersley group of operations. The project will produce 20Mtpa and is crucial for Rio Tinto to maintain the quality of its Pilbara Blend product. Capex for Silvergrass has been cut from an original estimate of US$2 billion to US$338 million.

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  • Detailed map
  • Production
  • Costs: Image 1


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Production: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2

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