BHPBIO: Orebody 18, Orebody 24 & Wheelarra- Macmahon

June 2005 to Present

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Survey Group has a longstanding association with BHP Billiton's Iron Ore mine, Orebody 18 - located 34 kilometres east of Newman, Western Australia.

Starting in 2005, Survey Group has provided pivotal surveying support to both the original project, commissioned in 2005, and the adjacent Wheelarra site run by Macmahon. The two sites represent a substantial project with a workforce in the hundreds.

Both Orebody 18 and Wheelarra are open pit operations with a combined movement of 57 million tonnes of material per annum.

Survey Group was involved from a preliminary stage in the expansion of the Macmahon site, providing surveying solutions across the entire gamete required in an open pit situation, such as:

  • Drill and blast design and set-out
  • Grade control for excavation
  • Infrastructure set-out
  • Road design and construction
  • Quarterly volume reconciliations
  • End of month volume calculations
  • Composite service mapping
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