Australia

Gudai-Darri (Koodaideri) Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Iron Ore
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotGudai-Darri mine is a part of Hamersley Iron operation and belongs to Australian Pilbara Operations.

It is the newest and most technologically advanced mine, achieved first ore in 2022 and now is operating at full capacity.

Gudai-Darriā€™s fleet of autonomous haul trucks allow us to operate equipment and vehicles remotely from Perth.

A new 34 MW solar plant built at Gudai-Darri together with the new battery electric storage system at Tom Price, is set to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions.

Rio Tinto is seeking to increase production capacity at its iron ore mine, Gudai-Darri, to 50 million tonnes a year at a cost of around $70 million (A$130 million) through incremental productivity gains.
Related AssetHamersley Iron Operation

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Rio Tinto plc 100 % Indirect
Gudai-Darri is an iron ore mine owned by Rio Tinto and operated by its fully-owned subsidiary Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd.

Deposit type

  • Banded iron formation

Summary:

Gudai-Darri mineralisation is haematite/goethite hosted within the banded iron formations of the Brockman Formation. Detrital deposits also occur at these sites.

The Project area lies within the Hamersley Range which is principally comprised of rocks of the Brockman Iron Formation. Further north is the broad expanse of the Fortescue Valley, which was formed by the preferential erosion of the Wittenoom Formation and includes deep layers of Cainozoic sediments.

The Gudai-Darri (formerly Koodaideri) mine area contains martite-geothite mineralisation predominantly within the Dales Gorge Member of the Brockman Iron Formation, with lesser mineralisation in the Joffre Member. A variable thickness hydrated capping overlies the deposits, which is permeated with numerous cavities. The orebody is underlain by the Mount McRae Shale and Mount Sylvia Formations.

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Comminution

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Processing

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Production

Combined production numbers are reported under Hamersley Iron Operation

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

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Personnel

Mine Management

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