The Abydos mine is located 130km south-southeast of Port Hedland. Atlas commenced mining at Abydos in the second half of 2013.
As at 30 June 2014, the Abydos mine had a Mineral Resource of 22.1Mt (17.1Mt indicated and 5Mt inferred) and an Ore Reserve of 11.3Mt (0.2Mt proved and 11.1Mt probable). Since 30 June 2014, approximately 3Mt has been mined from Abydos. As at 30 April 2015, over 5Mt of ore has been mined at Abydos since mining began.
Production from Abydos is forecast at varying rates in the range of 3-4.3Mtpa. Abydos has a remaining mine life of approximately two years (as at June 2015), subject to mine production rates, further conversion of Mineral Resource to Ore Reserve and the utilisation of the mine’s existing infrastructure for the potential development of nearby projects such as Miralga Creek. The mine has a remaining average strip ratio of approximately 0.75 to 1, waste to ore.
Abydos Mine Processing Facilities Layout
First Crushed Ore at Abydos