South Flank Reaches Midway Mark

Mining major BHP’s A$4.88-billion South Flank iron-ore project, in the Pilbara, has reached its halfway mark.

The South Flank operation will leverage and expand on the existing Mining Area C hub, and is BHP's preferred option to replace the 80-million-tonne-a-year Yandi mine, which will reach the end of its mine life in early- to mid-2020.

First ore from the South Flank operation is being targeted for 2021, and the project ramp-up will coincide with the ramp-down of the Yandi operation.

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