Weld Range project is based on a banded iron formation high grade resource of 300 Mt, that is strategically important iron ore development in the Mid West. Ore resource at the Beebyn and Madoonga ore bodies are sufficient to support over 25 years of production. Additional significant mineral resources and extensive areas of the range are still to be explored meaning the life of the project will most likely grow.
Mining at Weld Range is expected to use traditional drilland-blast mining methods and conventional mining equipment. SMC is continuing to further develop the resource base through exploration.
The central location of Weld Range in relation to SMC’s other iron ore deposits in the region provides a unique opportunity to create a central processing hub from where these resources can be processed and dispatched. The Project will produce lump and fines products for export.