· The mine ships approximately of iron ore annually, including 64% Fe grade lumps and 61% Fe grade fines. Jack Hills Expansion will include two pits at Jack Hills and Brindal with surface areas of 750ha and 120ha respectively, to be mined at the maximum rate of 55mt of feed ore per annum. Ore processing at Crosslands Resources' mine
· The only source of primary iron is iron ore, but before all that iron ore can be turned into steel, it must go through the sintering process. Sinter is created by mixing iron ore concentrate with several additives such as limestone and silica to control the chemistry and then igniting it at 1200°C in a continuous beltfed furnace.