October 12th, 2012

Karara to ship first ore

By Ben O’Halloran Geraldton Newspapers

11 October 2012

Karara Mining will shortly export its first shipment of direct shipping ore from its mine site east of Geraldton, following the arrival of the ore carrier Jia Tai at Geraldton Port.

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Karara expects to load and ship 60,000 tonnes of DSO, which has been held in its storage facility at Geraldton Port, in the coming days.

A spokesman for Karara’s parent company, Gindalbie Metals, said the shipment was bound for China.

‘This is a major milestone for Karara, utilising our full infrastructure chain, including the new Karara Export Terminal in Geraldton,” he said.

“it is just one of what will be many milestones over coming months as we bring the whole Karara project on stream”.

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It’s expected that Karara will begin magnetite processing later this month, with exports due to begin before the end of the year.

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