Arrium's Mining is an exporter of hematite iron ore and also supplies iron ore feed to Arrium's integrated steelworks at Whyalla. The business was established in 2007 following the commercialisation of the company’s hematite iron ore reserves under Project Magnet. Arrium's iron ore mines located in the Middleback Ranges of South Australia, approximately 60 kms from Whyalla, and its Southern Iron operation in northern South Australia. Arrium Mining owns its export port facilities at Whyalla with current port capacity of approximately 13 million tonnes per annum, which enables Arrium Mining to be one of Australia’s largest exporters of iron ore outside the three majors with sales at a run rate of approximately 12 million tonnes per annum.
Arrium Mining’s Southern Iron assets were acquired in 2011 from WPG Resources Ltd. They include the Peculiar Knob high-grade DSO hematite project (located approximately 90kms from Coober Pedy and 600kms from Whyalla), the Buzzard and Tui DSO hematite and magnetite deposits at Hawks Nest, as well as other exploration tenements in the region.
Arrium Mining has two mining operations: the Middleback Ranges and Southern Iron, both located in South Australia.
Our supply chain starts at our mines in South Australia, moves to our crushing and beneficiation facilities, then to our rail and trucking operations, and is then exported through our own port facilities.
Our expanding mining and export capability is supported by our known reserves and resources and ongoing exploration program.
Get an insight into Arrium Mining and an overview of the operations in both Southern Iron and the Middleback Ranges.