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Pilbara copper mine project


Pilbara copper mine project

Report summary

Located in the Pilbara mineral field of Western Australia, seven massive sulphide occurrences have been identified to date, of which the largest is Sulphur Springs.  The Sulphur Springs project has now been incorporated into the larger Pilbara VMS project.  The Pilbara VMS Bankable Feasibility Study being undertaken by Venturex has identified an optimal scenario in which an underground at Sulphur Springs and two open cuts at Whim Creek, site of a closed SxEw Cu operation, supply ore to a 1.3...

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This Copper Metals Mine report provides a detailed analysis of the cost profile, geology, reserves and future production for this mine, as well as a detailed location map.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary
    • Located in the Pilbara mineral field of Western Australia, seven massive sulphide occurrences have been identified to date, of which the largest is Sulphur Springs. The Sulphur Springs project has now been incorporated into the larger Pilbara VMS project. The Pilbara VMS Bankable Feasibility Study undertaken by Venturex has identified an optimal scenario in which an underground at Sulphur Springs and two open cuts at Whim Creek, site of a closed SxEw Cu operation, supply ore to a 1.3 – 1.5mtpa flotation plant at Whim Creek.
    • Key issues
    • Venturex Resources completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) at the end of 2012. The study proposes to construct a 1Mt/a ore concentrator at Sulphur Springs to take all of its feed from the Sulphur Springs underground mine for 6.5 years and then a blended feed with the Whim Creek and Mons Cupri deposits which will be mined by open pit. Whim Creek and Mons Cupri deposits are located 260km from Sulphur Springs. In March 2014, the company's mining proposal was approved by the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum.
    • Average payable output is expected to be 30kt/a Zn, 16.5kt/a Cu and 200koz/a Ag. The pre-production capital is estimated at A$279 million (US$290 million). Wood Mackenzie assumes the company is to receive financing in 2016, with construction starting in 2016 and first production by 2019.
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Costs
    • CAPEX
  • Operations
    • Mining
    • Processing
  • Timeline

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  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Costs
  • Operations
  • Timeline
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