UPDATE OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY: Conceptual rail and port plan of
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Macarthur Minerals Limited (ASX: MIO) (TSX-V: MMS) (OTCQB: MMSDF) (the Society Where Macarthur) is pleased to report on the considerable progress made in the feasibility study for its Lake Giles High Magnetite Iron Project. Extensive work has been undertaken on rail and port logistics which will culminate in the completion of a conceptual plan of operations that can ensure Macarthur achieves the most efficient and economical product transportation solution possible.
Following the October 1, 2021 announcement detailing the advancement of the metallurgical and non-process infrastructure design (see announcement here), the summary below provides details of the current logistics advancement. Railway and Port and the evolution of the Conceptual Plan of Operations for the Lake Giles Railway Project as the feasibility study nears completion.
|Rail and Port Logistics – Highlights of Progress
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The Company intends to continue to provide updates on the progress of the feasibility study (at least every two weeks) in anticipation of the completion of the study and delivery of final results of market research. Upcoming press releases will provide an update on the significant progress that has been made on many aspects of the study, including the tailings storage facilities, the development of the 640-person mining camp and associated facilities, facilities electrical and micro-grid and mining planning.
Andrew Bruton, CEO of Macarthur Minerals said:
âExtensive work has been undertaken on the planning of rail and port logistics by the Company in collaboration with its consultants Projectus and Stantec (Engenium). The quality of the results provided in the framework of the feasibility study to date is satisfactory.
Transportation will be a key component of the project’s operating costs, and advancing a conceptual plan of operations for full transportation from the mine gate to the Port of Hope is essential to best position the company and the Giles Lake iron project for success.
The recent correction in the price of iron ore is not unexpected and the Company does not believe it should harm the fundamental underlying value proposition offered by the Macarthur magnetite project. Macarthur’s goal is to develop a high-grade magnetite mining operation that can remain profitable long into the future.
Management continues to focus on the completion of the Lake Giles Iron Project and we look forward to continuing to publish further details on the significant progress of the feasibility study in the coming weeks. “
On behalf of the board of directors
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Macarthur is an iron ore development, gold exploration and lithium company focused on bringing its iron ore projects into production in Western Australia. The Lake Giles Iron Project mineral resources include the Ularring hematite resource (approved for development) comprising indicated resources of 54.5 million tonnes at 47.2% Fe and inferred resources of 26 million tonnes at 45.4% Fe; and the Giles Lake magnetite resource of 53.9 million tonnes (measured), 218.7 million tonnes (indicated) and 997 million tonnes (inferred). The JORC Report Tables and Competent Person’s Statement for Magnetite and Hematite Mineral Resources have previously been disclosed in ASX Market Announcements dated August 12, 2020 and December 5, 2019. Macarthur has exploration interests leading gold, lithium and copper (approximately 721 square kilometers). in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Additionally, Macarthur has lithium brine claims in the emerging Railroad Valley region of Nevada, United States.
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