Production at Sino Iron’s processing area (concentrator) has resumed, following a fire at a non-operational sampler within the nearby tailings thickener precinct yesterday afternoon.

There were no injuries and the fire was extinguished by CPM’s fire and emergency response team within 1.5 hours.

Production at the concentrator temporarily ceased yesterday as a precautionary measure, until a thorough safety inspection could be conducted in daylight hours.

CPM is cooperating closely with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety inspectors to determine the cause of the fire.


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Background information

CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron operation is located near Cape Preston in Western Australia, 100km south of Karratha. It’s here that magnetite iron ore is mined and then processed into a high-quality concentrate that is exported from the Cape Preston port. For more information, please visit