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Groote Eylandt Manganese Mine

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GEMCO South32

May 18, 2015Few other mines have a location quite like our Northern Territory manganese mine, on the island of Groote Eylandt, next to the pristine waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia’s north. We have a long history on Groote Eylandt, with mining starting here more than half a century ago and a processing plant commissioned on the island not

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Manganese Resourcing the Territory

The mine is operated by the Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO), which is majority owned by South 32 Ltd. The ore is mined by shallow open-cut mining methods and is transported by road to a nearby port. Production in 2020/21 totalled 5.88 Mt of manganese ore.

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Airborne EM survey over the Groote Eylandt manganese mine

flown over the Groote Eylandt manganese mine in May 1991 to characterize the conductivity and magnetic properties of the manganese ore and host rocks, in order to assess if AEM was viable in exploration for such a deposit type. Strong EM responses correlated with most of the known manganese ore zones. Subsequent drill hole

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PorterGeo Database Ore Deposit Description

The Groote Eylandt manganese deposit is located on the island of Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia, some 50 km from the coast of Arnhem Land and 650 km ESE of Darwin. Groote Eylandt lies on the eastern margin of the Proterozoic McArthur Basin. The ore deposit is developed within flat lying Cretaceous rocks deposited unconformably on a

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Major MinesProjects GEMCO Mine

Groote Eylandt was formed on a stable basement of Proterozoic quartzite and Lower Cretaceous quartz sandstone derived from the older Proterozoic quartzite. These basement materials outcrop over the majority of the island. The existing GEMCO mine is an open cut manganese mining operation. It comprises a number of mineral leases (MLs

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Case History BHP Billiton Mine, Groote Eylandt

and then 200 km by barge from Darwin to Groote Eylandt. Gemco’s Groote Eylandt mine produces around 1.8 million tons of manganese a year which is used by customers in Australia as well as being exported to Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. It is primarily used in the production of steel as a strengthening agent.

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Insight Groote Eylandt Crooked Compass

Feb 11, 2021In 1965, mineral exploration began and the Gemco mine commenced on the island. Mining for manganese, a heavy, dense mineral element used to strengthen steel and supplement boomed. It was not long before Groote Eylandt became the provider for 25% of the world’s manganese exporting to South Africa, the Middle East and far flung reaches of

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Traditional owners join forces with Chinese company to

But the mine's operational life is coming to an end, posing a threat to the funding that supports multiple programs and services on Groote Eylandt. "The GEMCO mine is

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PorterGeo Database Ore Deposit Description

The Groote Eylandt manganese deposit is located on the island of Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia, some 50 km from the coast of Arnhem Land and 650 km ESE of Darwin. Groote Eylandt lies on the eastern margin of the Proterozoic McArthur Basin. The ore deposit is developed within flat lying Cretaceous rocks deposited unconformably on a

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The Manganese Mining Industry on Groote Eylandt Northern

Oct 18, 2014Manganese was first discovered on Groote Eylandt in 1907 by a geologist named H. Brown. A geologist is a scientist who studies what’s in the ground. When they first started mining the manganese, they had only planned to take enough for Australians to use. Only six months after they started to remove the ore from the ground, other countries

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Insight Groote Eylandt Crooked Compass

Feb 11, 2021In 1965, mineral exploration began and the Gemco mine commenced on the island. Mining for manganese, a heavy, dense mineral element used to strengthen steel and supplement boomed. It was not long before Groote Eylandt became the provider for 25% of the world’s manganese exporting to South Africa, the Middle East and far flung reaches of

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Groote Eylandt Wikipedia

Groote Eylandt is part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. GEMCO,a South32 / Anglo American plc joint venture, operates a large manganese mine near the community of Angurugu . In operation since the early 1960s, the mine produces more than 3.8 million tonnes annually about a quarter of the world's total.

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Groote Eylandt A place to Work A Place to Play

Jun 14, 2014This video was shot in the 1980's on Groote Eylandt to promote BHP-Utah Manganese mine. It also shows the Gemco employee accommodation and amenities in the t...

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GROOTE EYLANDT PastMasters

GROOTE EYLANDT . The GEMCO Manganese Mine . The workings with Central Hill on the hazy horizon. Castle Hill. WW2 Airfield. Bartalumba Bay. The Islands of the Groote Archipelago. 18kyo Relict Pleistocene Continental Dunes. The spit at the entrance to Little Lagoon. Image courtesy RichardCarolyn Green.

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South32 drives up Australia Manganese ore output

Jul 21, 2020South32 has a 60 per cent interest in its Australia Manganese operations, which include the Groote Eylandt Mining Company operation (GEMCO) in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland and Tasmanian

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Mamarika Ward Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Manganese mining has existed for over 50 years and the current partnership is with Groote Eylandt Mining Company. The Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust (GEAT) manages royalties on behalf of the Warnindilyakwa people. A minimum 50% of income is held in a preservation fund for future generations, with the remainder of funds channelled into Health

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MINE MANAGEMENT PLAN EAST ARNHEM LAND PROJECT

South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, thermal and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc. Its GEMCO operation is situated on Groote Eylandt on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria,

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Winchelsea Mining

A significant manganese resource has been discovered and is being evaluated with the potential to successfully develop the project through to mine production. The core vision of the project is to raise enough revenue to permanently support the economic and social future of all Anindilyakwa speaking clans of the Groote Archipelago.

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Manganese Department for Energy and Mining

Deposits are generally classified into three major types — chemical sedimentary, residual, and hydrothermal. Manganese-rich sea-bed nodules may become a future significant resource. Australia’s largest production comes from the Groote Eylandt deposit in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory.

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OM Holdings A Manganese OreFerroalloy Company

The Bootu Creek Mine is located 110km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia, and exported its first shipment of ore in 2006. Exploration at Bootu Creek commenced in 2001, with drilling completed in 2004 under an early JV structure with GEMCO (the Groote Eylandt Mining Company).

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Groote Eylandt Fast Facts

In 1964 the BHP subsidiary, Gemco (Groote Eylandt Mining Company) was granted leases on the island and in 1966 the first shipment of manganese ore left the island bound for a processing works at Bell Bay near George Town in Tasmania. The manganese mined on the island is now exported to countries like Japan and the USA. The island produces over

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Manganese Ore Geoscience Australia

Dec 31, 2019The Woodie Woodie mine is located about 400 km southeast of Port Hedland in Western Australia. A manganese tailings processing plant also operates near the Woodie Woodie mine. The Northern Territory has two manganese mines with one being located on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria and the other at Bootu Creek, 110 km north of Tennant

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The Manganese Mining Industry on Groote Eylandt Northern

Oct 18, 2014Manganese was first discovered on Groote Eylandt in 1907 by a geologist named H. Brown. A geologist is a scientist who studies what’s in the ground. When they first started mining the manganese, they had only planned

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Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO/ South 32 Division

Groote Eylandt is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria and all plant and equipment for this project was barged from Darwin, some 640km away. BHP Billiton (as GEMCO) has been successfully producing Manganese at this facility since 1965.

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Groote Eylandt Wikipedia

Groote Eylandt is part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. GEMCO,a South32 / Anglo American plc joint venture, operates a large manganese mine near the community of Angurugu . In operation since the early 1960s, the mine produces more than 3.8 million tonnes annually about a quarter of the world's total.

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Insight Groote Eylandt Crooked Compass

Feb 11, 2021In 1965, mineral exploration began and the Gemco mine commenced on the island. Mining for manganese, a heavy, dense mineral element used to strengthen steel and supplement boomed. It was not long before Groote Eylandt became the provider for 25% of the world’s manganese exporting to South Africa, the Middle East and far flung reaches of

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GEMCO awards drilling contract to Global Mining Review

Oct 04, 2018The Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) recently awarded a three year drilling contract at the Groote Eylandt manganese mine to Boart Longyear TM Drilling Services. GEMCO is an opencast mining operation, producing high-grade manganese ore that is shipped to GEMCO’s Tasmanian manganese alloy plant and around the world.

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Eastern Leases Project Executive Summary

the existing manganese mine on Groote Eylandt, which accounts for more than 15% of the world’s high grade manganese ore production, with approximately 70% of its production exported to global markets. Anglo Operations (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo American Plc, a UK-based mining group that is listed on the London Stock

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Studies on the rehabilitation of mined areas on Groote

Groote Eylandt is located in the western bight of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory. It has an area of 2260 km² and is 640 km ESE of Darwin. The bulk of Australia’s reserves of manganese are on the western side of Groote Eylandt.

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Mamarika Ward Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Manganese mining has existed for over 50 years and the current partnership is with Groote Eylandt Mining Company. The Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust (GEAT) manages royalties on behalf of the Warnindilyakwa people. A minimum 50% of income is held in a preservation fund for future generations, with the remainder of funds channelled into Health

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GEMCO South32 Limited Projects and Operations

ProjectsOperations. Two years’ collaboration with BHP Billiton Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) to develop a solution to reprocess manganese ore stored in tailings stockpiles has led to Sedgman’s appointment to undertake engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the PC-02 (premium concentrate) Project.

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OM Holdings A Manganese OreFerroalloy Company

The Bootu Creek Mine is located 110km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia, and exported its first shipment of ore in 2006. Exploration at Bootu Creek commenced in 2001, with drilling completed in 2004 under an early JV structure with GEMCO (the Groote Eylandt Mining Company).

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Anindilyakwa Land CouncilSouth32: Future Groote

With manganese mining on Groote Eylandt set to wind-down over the next 10 years, the ALC and South32 needed to develop a plan to secure the economic future of the community. The objective To develop a future strategy for Groote Eyelandt, securing the community’s long-term vision of protecting culture, becoming self-sufficient and creating

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Groote Eylandt MJD Foundation

In 1962, BHP realised the economic significance of the manganese ore deposits on Groote Eylandt, and launched an extensive, four-year exploration program. In 1964, the Groote Eylandt Mining Company was formed.

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Mining ? Winchelsea Mining

It is planned that all mining and processing will take place on Winchelsea Island within the accommodation, stores, administration and lay down areas planned to be located at Little Paradise Bay as the project’s Logistics Hub, the closest point

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Groote Eylandt — Blog — The Performance Lab

May 29, 2014I was on Groote Eylandt for 5 weeks helping Ami with data collection for her PhD project. As well as stunning landscapes and amazing native animals, Groote Eylandt is also home to a large manganese mine. All animals need some amount of manganese to function, but like any heavy metal it can be toxic in high concentrations.

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Groote Eylandt Manganese Mine