Nathan River Resources to recommence mining activities
Nathan River Resources (NRR) has been issued an authorisation to recommence mining activities as part of the Nathan River Project mine, in the Roper Gulf region.
The mine, an established open-cut iron ore mine located 55km southeast of Ngukurr, had been in care and maintenance until 2015, after the previous owner went into liquidation. In 2018, Nathan River Resources was approved to reopen the mine and ship existing stockpiled minerals and process low-grade ore at the site.
It is estimated that approximately one million tonnes of high-grade iron ore will be mined and exported from the existing open pits and transported via the established haul road to the Bing Bong load-out facility.
The Nathan River Project’s latest Mining Management Plan (MMP) has been assessed and it meets the requirements under the Mining Management Act 2001. The MMP, which includes blasting, processing, hauling and shipping of minerals, adequately identifies environmental risks and describes appropriate best practice management of these risks.
Nathan River Resources staff are currently working on site in critical maintenance roles under an approved COVID-19 Management Plan.
The Northern Territory Government is committed to supporting the growth of the resources industry, building effective relationships with industry and best-practice regulation.