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Hematite

Traditionally, the Australian Iron Ore industry has been based on the mining, production and export of high-grade hematite ores which currently account for the bulk of Australia's iron ore production.

High-grade hematite is often referred to as "Direct Shipping Ore" or "DSO" because it is mined and beneficiated using a relatively simple crushing and screening process before being exported for use in steel mills.

 

Karara Hematite

 

The following table summarises March 2014 Quarterly hematite mining and shipping activities:

Karara Hematite Unit '000 WMT
Quarter (Qtr)Mar-15 QtrJune-15 QtrSep-15 Qtr

Ore Mined

High Grade

Medium Grade

Low Grade

 

391

0

113

 

559

0

0

 

602

0

97

Total Mined504559699
Hematite Shipped922751651