The proposed mining operation will comprise:

  • a vast open pit  2.4 kms long by 1.2 km wide and 450 metres deep which makes it  the largest undeveloped open pit project in Australia;
  • massive rock waste dumps, the largest of which will reach 115 metres in height;
  • a large crushing/grinding facility;
  • a flotation and magnetic separation processing plant;
  •  a tailings dam of 400 ha to hold the processing by-products;
  • a 12 km pipeline to carry the ore concentrate to the port of Ardrossan;
  • a filtration plant, storage sheds, water storage ponds and a seawater intake system at that port and
  • major road realignments of the Yorke Highway and Minlaton turn-off.