A mining business with a global reach
SIMEC Mining, part of the GFG Alliance, supplies raw materials into the Alliances integrated supply chain as well as to external customers. It currently produces approximately 13 m tonnes of iron ore and metallurgical coal per annum.
The iron ore mining business operates primarily in the Middleback Ranges, located 60 kilometres from Liberty’s integrated Whyalla Steelworks. These operations incorporate the Iron Baron, Iron Knob and South Middleback Ranges mine sites. They mine hematite iron ore which is exported mainly for an Asian customer base and magnetite iron ore which is used in the Whyalla steel works.
The Alliance also owns a portfolio of non-ferrous mining assets located in South Australia. This includes the Ardrossan Dolomite Mine – which supplies dolomite flux to Liberty’s Whyalla Steelworks – as well as a collection of copper-gold exploration projects.
SIMEC also owns and operates the Tahmoor coking coal mine in New South Wales in Australia. With an annual production of 2m tonnes per annum, the bulk of its products are used for primary steel making in blast furnaces both in Australia and internationally.