Fortescues newest and largest iron ore mine, Solomans, is located approximately 60km from the township of Tom Price in the Pilbara.
The operation is one of the largest iron ore construction projects in Western Australia and is currently entering its production phase. The Solomans project will produce 60 mtpa of iron ore from two main deposits being the firetail and the kings deposit. Completion of the 20mtpa Firetail phase is scheduled for mid 2013 with early ore expected to cross the belt in March 2013.
The project uses multiple crushing and screening circuits and includes over 15km of conveyors, a train loadout system and multiple stackers and reclaimers.
The Soloman mine includes the latest in accommodation with a 1800 man Castle camp and the 500 man Dally camp. Mobile reception is present around all areas of the mine.