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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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Description

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 Value Engineering Study completed in 2016 considers production of copper in concentrate from the Sulphur Springs and Kangaroo Caves deposits. In addition, the mine plan includes production of 30 kt of copper cathode during the early years of the operation (the SxEw production is not included in this profile).
    • Key issues
    • The most recent published mine plan outlines processing of ore from the Sulphur Springs open pit and underground ore from both Sulphur Springs and Kangaroo Caves. In this model we consider processing of sulphide ore at a proposed flotation plant, estimated to commence production in 2021. We exclude 30 kt of copper cathode production over the first five years of the mine life, which would involve processing supergene ore from the Sulphur Springs open pit at the existing Whim Creek SxEw plant.
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Costs
    • CAPEX
  • Operations
    • Mining
    • Processing
  • Timeline

In this report there are 2 tables or charts, including:

  • 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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