Pilbara Manganese

Consmin’s wholly owned subsidiary, Pilbara Manganese, owns and operates the Woodie Woodie Manganese mine, located approximately 400km southeast of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The mine is recognised internationally as a reliable independent supplier of high-grade, low-impurity manganese to global markets. Mining operations at Woodie Woodie utilise traditional open-pit mining methods, with ore being sourced from open pits and blended to maintain consistent product specifications.

Manganese is an essential element in global growth. Around 90% of manganese ore worldwide is consumed in the steel industry, the majority of which is processed initially into manganese alloys. It is an essential and non-substitutable input to steel making due to its alloying properties which improve toughness and hardness, and its ability to desulphurise steel and prevent oxidisation.

Reserves and Resources*

Category Mt Mn%
Total Reserves 25.5 29.9%
Total Resources (inclusive of Ore Reserves) 50.3 31.4%

* As at 31 December 2014