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Mining Area C iron ore mine

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Report summary

Mining Area C (MAC) is a large open cut iron ore mining operation located approximately 348 kilometres by rail from Port Hedland Western Australia. BHP Billiton has an 85% interest in MAC with foundation partners Itochu and Mitsui owning 8% and 7% respectively. MAC's production capacity has increased to 60Mtpa as part of BHP's RGP5 project and it is one of the lowest cost mines supplying the seaborne market.

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
  • Sales contracts
  • Economic assumptions

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This report includes 13 images and tables including:


  • Detailed map
  • Production
  • Cash costs


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2017)
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Capital costs

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