Macmahon Holdings to undertake mining works at Coburn project WA

Monica Gameng   |   May 2, 2020

Strandline Resources is taking another step to progress the development of the Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia with the signing of an early contractor involvement (ECI) agreement with Macmahon Holdings for the delivery of mining services for the project. 

Over the next months, Strandline Resources and Macmahon Holdings will work closely to further optimise the mining solution for the Coburn project as well as finalise contract documentation. 

“We are pleased to establish this relationship with Macmahon and look forward to further optimising the mining solution and contract documentation in readiness for development. 

“Coburn has a world-scale inventory, it is in a Tier-1 location, we have binding offtake agreements in place with top-shelf customers, reputable contractors on board developing solutions and project funding discussions progressing strongly,” Strandline Managing Director Luke Graham said.

Figure 1 Coburn Project Location MapCoburn project location (source: Strandline Resources)

Scope of works under the mining services contract include ore mining at a rate of 23.4Mtpa, overburden removal, pit backfill and land recontouring as well as transfer of concentrate from the Wet Concentrator Plant to the Mineral Separation Plant, and general earthworks related to mining. 

Contract terms are anticipated to cover the first five years of operation of the Coburn project. 

The Coburn mineral sands project is located approximately 240 kilometres from the Geraldton port and will have an open pit dry mining method . The mine has a deposit that includes zircon and titanium mineral sands products. 

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Source: Macmahon Holdings; Strandline ResourcesAustralian Mining; International MiningMining TechnologyMining Weekly 

Monica Gameng
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