Saudi Arabia

Al Khabra Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Phosphate rock
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotAl Khabra is producing phosphate ore for processing into phosphate concentrate at Wa’ad Al Shamal.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 15 % Indirect
The Mosaic Company 25 % Indirect
Maaden Saudi Arabian Mining Co. 60 % Indirect
Maaden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC) (operator) 100 % Direct
Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC) was incorporated on 27 January 2014 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is also its principal place of business and is owned:

- 60% by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (“Ma’aden”);

- 25% by Mosaic Phosphate B.V., a foreign shareholder, a limited liability company registered in Netherlands wholly owned by The Mosaic Company (“Mosaic”);

- 15% by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”).

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The deposit is limited by the Ha’il arch complex in the east, Wadi Sirhan, Quraymiz area in the South, and Iraqi and Jordanian borders in the north and the west.

In the Al Khabra area, the Arqah Phosphorite member is repeatedly exposed by the set of northwest trending faults. The member varies in thickness from 1.3 metres to 5.6 metres and averages 3.09 metres. The phosphates layers comprise an original succession of carbonate-cemented sub-cycles, now represented by friable, semi-friable and residual carbonate-cemented phosphorite. Graded bedding is ubiquitous; with the pelletal grain size decreasing upwards in successive sub-cycles (fining upwards). Occasional barren limestone and chert interbeds are documented within the phosphorite sequence.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20222021202020192018
Phosphate rock kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,2001,400
All production numbers are expressed as concentrate.

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018
Annual production capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3 Mt of phosphate rock concentrate3 Mt of phosphate rock concentrate
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Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Financials

Units2023202220212019
Capital expenditures M SAR 602  
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Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

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