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Miner secures iron ore lease

Forward Mining has been granted a lease for iron ore extraction at Rogetta, near Burnie, raising hopes for 200 construction jobs in the hard-hit region. The mine is expected to produce a million tonnes of iron ore each year and to increase Tasmania’s annual iron ore exports to 3.8 million tonnes. Once operational it would employ 100 people. “It’s hoped Forward Mining can start construction next year with operations commencing in early 2017,” the Minister for Resources, Paul Harriss, said in a statement in June.

9 July 2015, Edition 162

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