Gawler Iron Project


The Gawler Iron Project has the potential for a small 1-2 Mtpa development that may provide early sustaining cash flows.  Following successful completion of an earn-in, Iron Road now holds 90% of this project.  A scoping study is now underway and is expected to be completed in mid-2013.

Preliminary test work indicates excellent beneficiation characteristics, with of results of 67-71% Fe recorded at a grind of -106 micron (p80).  Overall, a high quality iron concentrate is expected, with similar characteristics to CEIP product specifications.

Conceptually, Iron Road is considering a modular plant layout, with the majority of the modules and equipment designed for rail transport.  The Gawler Iron project is approximately 25 km from the Trans Australian rail network, which links to multiple bulk ports.

A dry process flow sheet will be considered, minimising the project water requirements and costs associated with water supply.

Prior to Iron Road, the area had not been systematically explored for iron ore despite reconnaissance drilling of surface outcrops by the South Australian government in the 1960’s that identified several BIF-hosted iron deposits.

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Sustained Policy Moves By Chinese Government Accelerating Steel Industry Transition To Higher Quality Raw Materials

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Second Round of CEIP Debt Financing Discussions being held in Beijing this week

There is growing support for our CEIP project to supply high-quality, lower-emission ore to Chinese steel mills facing stricter environmental rules as the attached article in today’s China Daily suggests:

With reports that China plans to invest 2.5 trillion yuan ($365 billion) in renewable energy through 2020 to reduce greenhouse gases and is seeking to curb emissions by iron and steel producers, there is clearly a need for the CEIP’s product.

Mills are being compelled to upgrade their plants or cease operations if they fall short of standards, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
Managing Director Andrew Stocks said that the policy moves in China support the CEIP’S high grade iron road product and the Company will be meeting with financiers in Shanghai and Beijing over the coming months.

“The consistent high quality nature of our product will deliver significant and compelling advantages as we seek to meet the growing high end supply gap in the iron ore market.

I very much look forward to building a Project that will become a trusted and reliable supplier of premium iron concentrates to the Asian marketplace.”

Read the full China Daily story here



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