First ever Peko shipment of Magnetite leaves Darwin Port
The first ever shipment of magnetite from the Peko Rehabilitation Project, is leaving Darwin Port this week, a strong sign of confidence in the Territory’s economy and mining sector.
The Peko Rehabilitation Project, located 14 km south east of Tennant Creek, was given the green light to proceed with progressive rehabilitation works last year, in accordance with its approved Mining Management Plan.
The project allows for the processing of around 3.75 million tonnes of tailings to produce a purified magnetite product, which is a form of iron.
The rehabilitative work aims to remove this product from site for a commercial outcome, while reducing the tailings footprint onsite.
The remaining non-magnetic polymetallic product will be placed into existing tailing storage facilities for potential reprocessing in the future.
The Peko Rehabilitation Project has been operating under a care and maintenance program since 2009.
This is also a positive step as part of the mine care and maintenance rehabilitation program for Peko, with the approved activity to reduce the volume of existing tailings contained onsite by approximately 70 per cent.