Alien Metals Ltd (LON:UFO) shares surged higher on Tuesday as the company confirmed the potential for direct shipping of iron ore from the Hancock Ranges and Brockman projects in western Australia ...
Hematite and magnetite are the most prominent iron ores. Most of the high-grade hematite iron ores (direct shipping ore (DSO)) are subjected to simple dry processes of beneficiation to meet size requirements. This involves multistage crushing and screening to obtain lump (− 31.5 + 6.3 mm) and fines (approximately − 6.3 mm) products.
There are very few juniors that can produce high-grade direct shipping ore, but one that can is Mt Gibson Iron (ASX:MGX). Mt Gibson ships DSO from its Koolan Island operation and lower grade iron ore from its Mid-West operations in Western Australia. It sold 1 million tonnes of iron ore in the March quarter and banked $82m in revenue.
The direct shipping ore (DSO) and the direct steel making (DSM) material from the screening facility of the mine will be trucked via a haul road to the Bing Bong Port for shipping to overseas customers. Contractors involved Thiess was awarded a three-year mining contract by Western Desert Resources for the Roper Bar iron ore mine in January 2014.
The Flinders project is robust for a wide range of zinc prices due to the direct shipping of ore to smelters. This is made possible by high grade deposits comparing favourably with the concentrate grade from other operations, hence obviating the need for concentrating the ore.
• Ore deliveries from Pilgangoora’s Monster Pit have now commenced to the DSO run-of-mine ore pad. Australian lithium developer, Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS) (“Pilbara”), is pleased to advise that it has made excellent progress towards achieving first Direct Shipping Ore (“DSO”) sales from its 100%-owned Pilgangoora
2011-12-12 development of Australia’s iron ore industry followed the lifting of an embargo on iron exports in 1960 that was put in place in 1938 to protect the future of domestic iron ore use; due to ‘direct shipping grade reserves’ estimates of about 260 Million tonne (Mt). By 1960,
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 20, 2014) - New Millennium Iron Corp. ("NML" or the "Corporation") ()() today provided an update on 2013 operating and construction activities as well as 2014 plans for the Direct Shipping Ore Project ("DSO" and "Project") owned by Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited ("TSMC"), in which NML has a 20% interest. TSMC continued with trial production in 2013.
The YIOP is considered highly prospective, given its history of large-scale iron ore production, with the Cliffs Natural Resources-owned Koolyanobbing operation (also formerly operated by Portman Limited) currently producing at a rate of about 8Mtpa of Direct Shipping Ore (DSO).
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