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Sinosteel expands its presence in the Mid West

  • Sinosteel continues its commitment to develop mineral resources in Western Australia, with the purchase from Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd, the entities Crosslands Resources Pty Ltd (the owner of 3.89Bt JORC iron ore resource at Jack Hills) and Oakajee Port and Rail Pty Ltd (owner of intellectual property for the Oakajee Port and Rail Project).
  • Sinosteel’s presence in the Mid West now comprises; Sinosteel Midwest Corp Ltd (Weld Range Iron Ore Project a 300Mt direct ship hematite resource and existing Blue Hills DSO mine), Crosslands Resources P/L and Oakajee Port and Rail P/L.
  • Sinosteel will now commence a thorough review of Crosslands’ Jack Hills Expansion Project (JHEP) and the Oakajee Port and Rail Project.

West Australia’s First Iron Ore Mine

SMG’s Koolanooka mine was West Australia’s first iron ore mine when operations commenced in 1965.

The Mine was re-started and run by SMG from 2008 until 2010 with 130 people directly employed by Sinosteel Midwest, with a further 70 jobs created in the Mid West region

The mine site is now mostly rehabilitated and is part of a research project to studying the most effective ways to return mined areas to their original state.

Morawa shire also has plans to turn the site into a mountain bike park after SMG completes site rehabilitation.