The Group is an ASX200 diversified global mining services group headquartered in Australia.
From our meagre beginning as a one-drill operation in Kalgoorlie, the Group has become one of the largest diversified global mining services companies.
The Group has built a portfolio of companies designed to provide a complete mining value chain throughout Australia, Africa and around the world.
The Blair Athol Coal Mine is a coal mine located in the Bowen Basin of Central Queensland, Australia. It is located over the former site of the township of Blair Athol. The mine has coal reserves amounting to 195 million tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Asia and the world. The mine has an annual production capacity of 12.9 million tonnes of coal. Coal was first discovered at this location in 1864 and has been mined from this area since this time by different companies. TerraCom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orion Mining, recommissioned the site in 2017.
The Tropicana Gold Mine project is located 330 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Since 2002, it has been jointly owned by AngloGold Ashanti (70% – manager) and Independence Group (30%). The Tropicana tenements consist of 12,500 km2 of land. It is located at the junction of the Yilgarn Craton and the Fraser Range Mobile Belt.
The Tropicana deposit was discovered in 2005. The nearby Havana deposit was discovered in 2006. Mining commenced in July 2012 and first ore was sent to the crushing circuit in July 2013. The first gold was poured on 26 September 2013. The area has been seen as a new major Australian gold province, previously unexplored due to its remoteness, and dubbed the “Tropicana Gold Belt”.
Koolyanobbing is located 54 km NNE of the town of Southern Cross, Western Australia. Iron ore is mined here by a subsidiary of Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland, Ohio. Ore is railed to port at Esperance for export. The current operations commenced in 1993. Koolyanobbing was then acquired by Mineral Resources when its previous owner, Cliffs Natural Resources, withdrew from Australia. The mine did not operate for several months but Mineral Resources re-started the operation and shipped its first tonnes from the site in December 2018. The mine will produce 6 Mtpa for approximately 6 years with depletion expected in 2025.
The Karara mine is a large iron mine located in the Mid-West region of Western Australia. Karara represents one of the largest iron ore reserves in Australia and in the world, having estimated reserves of 2 billion tonnes of ore grading 35.5% iron metal. It is one of the few magnetite producers in Western Australia. It is owned by Ansteel Group (52.16%) and Gindalbie Metals (47.84%).
First ore has been mined in January 2019 at the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia. The Gruyere project is a joint venture between Gold Fields and Gold Road. The Gruyere discovery is a significant high-grade gold deposit and the Mineral Resource has been defined as 148 million tonnes grading 1.3 grams per tonne for 6.2 million ounces of contained gold, making it one of the largest underdeveloped gold deposits in Australia.
The St Ives Gold Mine is a gold mine located 20 km south-east of Kambalda, Western Australia. It is owned by the South African mining company Gold Fields. It is one of two mines the company operates in Australia, the other being the Agnew Gold Mine. Ore is mined at St Ives in three under ground and four open pit operations.
The Super Pit was Australia’s largest open cut gold mine until 2016 when it was surpassed by the Newmont Boddington gold mine also in Western Australia. Located off the Goldfields Highway on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, the pit is oblong in plan view and approx. 3.5 km long, 1.5 km wide and over 600 metres deep. The Super Pit is owned by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, a company owned 50:50 by Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. The mine produced 628,000 troy ounces (19.5 t) of gold in 2018, and employs around 1,100 employees and contractors directly on site.
The Huntly mine is located near Dwellingup and was established in early 1976. Huntly is the world’s largest bauxite mine, supplying bauxite ore to Pinjarra and Kwinana Refineries. Huntly bauxite production has doubled since 1990 and currently produces around 23 million tonnes of bauxite per year.