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Middleback Ranges iron ore mine

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24 May 2023

Middleback Ranges iron ore mine

Report summary

Middleback Ranges (MBR) represents a number of surface iron ore mines, located in South Australia, approximately 60 kilometres north-west from Whyalla. MBR is operated by Simec Mining, a wholly owned subsidiary of GFG Allliance (GFG), a privately owned UK company. MBR consists of three core mining areas: Iron Knob, Iron Baron and the South Middleback Ranges as well as a pellet plant, which forms part of the integrated steelworks at Whyalla. MBR produces 9-10 Mtpa, of which 7-8 Mtpa is exported and 2 Mtpa is supplied to the Whyalla steelworks.

Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Emissions

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:

  • Middleback Ranges Emission Intensity Quartile ranking – total global production - tonnes of ore
  • Detailed map
  • Participation
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2023)
  • Production
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Cash costs
  • Cash Costs
  • Capital costs
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions

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