The Infrastructure component

Braemar Infrastructure, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lodestone is planning to develop multi-purpose infrastructure that will provide a low cost – high volume export solution for iron ore mined in the Braemar Region. The first mine will be developed via this infrastructure will be ‘Olary Flats’, 35km South East of Olary town on the ARTC railroad. The total infrastructure package includes railroad loading and unloading facilities, roads, electricity and water, port facilities and other support facilities - all to make possible the commercial mining and processing of the magnetite resources of the Braemar Iron Province.

  • Road, railroad and slurry pipeline transportation systems;

  • Ore processing plants at the mine and ship loading facilities at a port, located in Spencer Gulf, where large export vessels (i.e. greater than 180,000 dwt) can receive the iron ore concentrate for export;

  • Initially on site package power but later a transmission line from the existing South Australia electricity network to the Braemar Region;

  • A process water supply network for mining and processing of the ores from the Braemar Iron formation;

  • A control, maintenance and operations base in country SA; and

  • a marine supply base in proximity to the port.

 

The geographical spread of the infrastructure is approximately +300km from export ship loading facilities in Spencer Gulf to the town of Olary. From Olary it can be extended across the NSW border to Broken Hill if required.

 

Lodestone will ensure the infrastructure developed for Olary Flats Project and other projects maximises positive social, environmental and economic impacts.

The infrastructure involves:
BIPL Phase 1a.png