Our Operation

Sino Iron

Sino Iron operates out of Cape Preston, 100 kilometres south west of Karratha in Western Australia's Pilbara region. It’s the largest magnetite mining and processing operation in Australia, with 3,000 direct employees and contractors.

We started shipping magnetite concentrate in 2013 and all six of our processing lines have been in operation since 2016.

CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM), the developer and operator of Sino Iron, is owned by Hong Kong-based CITIC Limited and represents the largest-ever overseas investment in the resources sector by a Chinese entity. Australia and China will enjoy mutual wide-ranging socio-economic benefits from the project in the coming decades.

In 2017, an analysis by Deloitte Access Economics found the total export earnings of Sino Iron would exceed $100 billion over the life of the project, with a further $51 billion spent in WA on procurement of goods and services. It also showed that the WA Government would receive more than $5 billion in royalties over the same period.



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