Extension Hill, Mt Gibson
Located in the Mt Gibson Ranges, 260km southeast of Geraldton, the Extension Hill hematite project is Mount Gibson’s third operating mine. Production began in December 2011 with the export of the first ore shipment from Geraldton.
Extension Hill is scheduled to produce an average of 3-million tonnes of ore annually over five years. With a Life of Mine (LOM) strip ratio of approximately 1:1, Extension Hill is a low cost, high margin producer of quality DSO (Direct Shipping Ore) hematite.
Ore mined at Extension Hill is crushed and screened on-site before being loaded onto trucks for the 85-kilometre journey to Perenjori, where it is loaded into ore wagons at a purpose-built rail loading facility and railed 239-kilometres directly to the Port of Geraldton.
The ore is stored in Mount Gibson’s on-site storage facilities for loading onto Panamax-sized ore carriers for export.