Learn about our agile operating model, our current projects and how we’re looking to the horizon.
Atlas explores, develops and exports quality Pilbara iron ore like no one else.
We focus on smaller ore bodies and collaborate with contracting partners in a way that adds value for local communities, stakeholders, buyers, partners and government.
OUR OPERATING MODEL
Atlas explores, develops and ships in the direct shipping ore (DSO) format, including Atlas Fines and Atlas Lump. We size and blend ore to the required specifications and export as it is mined.
Our operating model is more agile than that of larger iron ore producers as we focus on mines with smaller footprints, which enables us to provide greater benefits for all. We are not driven to win at any cost – instead, we strongly believe in ensuring win-win benefits for local communities, stakeholders, buyers, partners and government.
We operate a contractor versus owner operated model and are proud of our collaboration with our valued partners across our mining, crushing, screening, haulage and port operations. These partners include NRW, MACA, Rivet Mining Services, MGM Bulk,Qube Bulk, Intertek (laboratory services) and Northern Rise Village Services (Camp service provider). Our employees and contractors meet and work as one team to deliver our quality iron ore products.
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Mt Webber Mine in operation
Our primary operation, Mt Webber, is situated approximately 230km from the Utah Point stockyard at Port Hedland, producing at around 9 Mtpa per annum. This operation comprises two mining areas: Fender and Daltons. Newly developed Daltons represents 85% of the remaining reserve and is now entering the higher quality benches of stage 2. As with many Pilbara ore bodies, quality is improving with depth. At Mt Webber mining is staged to blend higher and lower quality ores to a consistent product specification.
Sanjiv Ridge (Previously Corunna Downs) Mine under construction
Atlas continues to progress near-term development at Sanjiv Ridge. Sanjiv Ridge is set to provide a significant boost to Atlas’s annual output, with an expected 4-5 Mtpa of lump and fines to be hauled by road to the Utah Point stockyard at Port Hedland. It’s expected that Sanjiv Ridge will add 5 to 6 years to the Atlas value chain, with:
- 64Mt @ 57.2% Fe Mineral Resource
- 29Mt @ 57.0% Fe Ore Reserve..
Project tenure has been granted for Sanjiv Ridge, and environmental approvals have been secured. The
camp is currently under construction.
Miralga Creek Undergoing statutory approvals and planning
Miralga Creek is an extension of the completed Abydos Mine, and construction is due to commence in mid-2021 subject to project tenure, environmental and statutory approvals. Miralga Creek is expected to provide 9.7 Mt at 57.12% Fe Resource, for a 3-4 years mine life.
Group Executive News
January 12, 2021
Article by Josh Zimmerman courtesy of the West Australian WA is on track to bank nearly $1.5 billion more in iron ore royalties than the McGowan Government predicted just weeks ago – a windfall that would nearly double the State’s forecast surplus to an incredible $3.7 billion. The steel-making commodity has so ...Read more
January 8, 2021
Article courtesy of Joondalup Times A MINING contractor has given one of its machines a pink makeover to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA. Ranger Drilling painted Drill Rig 5, which operates at Roy Hill, bright pink in its efforts to raise $50,000 for the charity by the end of January. ...Read more