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Christmas Creek Iron Ore Mine

Location

East Pilbara region, Western Australia

Owner and Operator

Fortescue Metals Group

Investment

A$360m ($330m)

Mineral

Iron ore

Reserve Base

Total estimated reserves: 997Mt, proven: 3.4Mt

Commencement

Phase one expansion: November 2009, phase two expansion: June 2011

Completion

Phase one expansion: April 2011, phase two expansion: September 2012

Financed By

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)

Mining Method

Open pit

Production

Current: 55Mtpa (Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek combined); Phase II: 93Mtpa

Completion

March 2011 (phase I); Third quarter of 2012 (phase II)

Mining Services

Downwer EDI

Temporary camp design, engineering and installation

Decmil Australia

GPS guidance system

Sitech

Communication system

TETRA and Sepura

Phase II EPC

China Gezhouba Group

Phase II Ore-Processing facility

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