Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd is proposing to develop and operate an open cut manganese mine on Winchelsea Island about 600 km southeast of Darwin. Strip mining using free digging and rock breaking would be undertaken to extract ore and overburden. Mine infrastructure would include run-of-mine and ore stockpiling areas, a processing plant, workshops, haul and access roads, a product conveyor from the processing area to the wharf, a jetty and a boat ramp. Product would be direct loaded from the conveyor onto ships for export.
Supporting infrastructure would be located at Little Paradise Bay on Groote Eylandt, approximately 6 km southwest of the mine site, and include a barge landing ramp and jetty, access roads, a logistics hub and a 100-person accommodation camp.
The mine disturbance footprint is 659 hectares, and the mine life would be approximately 14 years.
Refer to the project page for the Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project