Finally a profit for Citic iron ore mine

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 16 : 5-May-20

The annual report of Citic indicates that the Chinese group’s Sino Iron magnetite project in the Pilbara was profitable for the first time in 2019. The $16bn project benefited from the strong price of iron ore during the year, with its revenue rising by 15 per cent. Mining and processing magnetite is more expensive and uses more energy than traditional iron ore projects, but the fact that Sino Iron has made a profit will give encouragement to other proponents of magnetite, including Fortescue Metals Group.

CORPORATES
CITIC LIMITED, SINO IRON PTY LTD, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, KARARA MINING LIMITED

Chinese conglomerate isolates 20 workers at Pilbara iron ore mine

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 5-Feb-20

Twenty workers at Citic Pacific’s Sino Iron magnetite project in Western Australia have been placed in quarantine for 14 days, due to concern about the coronavirus. The Chinese company says the move to isolate the workers is a precautionary measure, as they had visited China since 17 January. The company adds that the health and wellbeing of its employees and contractors is its main priority.

CORPORATES
CITIC LIMITED, SINO IRON PTY LTD, MINERALOGY PTY LTD

Degrading ore body adds to Citic’s woes

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 19 : 25-Nov-19

China-based Citic has declined to comment on the likely cost of proposed changes to the processing plant at its Sino Iron project in the Pilbara. A decline in the quality of the project’s iron ore has prompted Citic to undertake a trial program which would entail using different equipment to process ore on one of the facility’s six production trains. The cost of the trial program is believed to be minimal, although overhauling the entire plant could prove to be expensive. Meanwhile, Citic is awaiting a court ruling in the latest round of its royalties dispute with businessman Clive Palmer.

CORPORATES
CITIC LIMITED, SINO IRON PTY LTD, HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

Frustrated CITIC drags WA into Palmer stoush

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 20 : 23-Oct-18

CITIC is pursuing Federal Court action in a bid to end the long-running stand-off with Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy over the Sino Iron magnetite project in Western Australia. China-based CITIC is seeking new approvals for the project, as well as additional land to use for tailings and waste storage. Perth-based subsidiary CITIC Pacific Mining has argued that the additional approvals are needed to allow mining and processing at the site to continue. CITIC’s claims have been disputed by Mineralogy.

CORPORATES
CITIC LIMITED, MINERALOGY PTY LTD, SINO IRON PTY LTD, CITIC PACIFIC MINING MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, KOREAN STEEL PTY LTD, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Flower power: state blocks iron ore projects

Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 27 : 29-Jun-17

Minerals Resources remains hopeful that its J5-Bungalbin East iron ore project will be approved by Western Australia’s Environment Minster, Stephen Dawson. The state’s Environmental Protection Authority has recommended that both J5-Bungalbin East and Sinosteel’s Blue Hills project should be blocked, citing their likely impact on rare wildflowers and microscopic subterranean prawns. The Wilderness Society notes that the EPA has ruled against the projects twice in the last two years.

CORPORATES
MINERAL RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX MIN, SINOSTEEL CORPORATION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AUTHORITY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY WA INCORPORATED, THE CHAMBER OF MINERALS AND ENERGY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED