Paradise – Paradise South Phosphate Mine Development – Queensland - Project Profile
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Paradise Phosphate Pty Ltd (Paradise) formerly Legend International Holdings, Inc. (LGDIQ) is developing a phosphate mine in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.
The project involves the development of a phosphate mine with a production capacity of 2MTPA of ore. It includes the construction, development, and operation of surface and underground open pit and associated infrastructure.
The project includes the construction of a beneficiation plant, a tailing storage facility, a 142km slurry and return water pipeline, a 25km power transmission line, a slurry dewatering and rail load-out facility, a 2,500 million liter per annum yield water supply dam, accommodation facilities, a 2km access road/haul road and other related facilities.
On August 28, 2009, Paradise was granted an Exploration Permit for Paradise South (EPM 16942) by the former Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).
In November 2009, Paradise submitted a Mine Lease Application (MLA) for the Paradise South Beneficiation Plant, together with an application to prepare a voluntary environmental impact statement (EIS) under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. and the application was approved on 7 December 2009.
On June 8, 2010, Paradise submitted draft terms of reference (TOR) for the project and an initial advice statement (IAS) to the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).
On October 30, 2010, Paradise submitted the final TOR to the DERM.
On August 4, 2011, DERM received a draft EIS for the from LGDIQ.
On October 7, 2011, DERM made a decision under section 49 of the Environmental Protection (EP) Act to allow the EIS to proceed to the public notification stage.
In October 2012, Paradise completed EIS for the project.
Planning activities are underway.
The Paradise South Phosphate project involves the development of a phosphate mine with a production capacity of 2 million tons per annum (MTPA) of ore in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.
The US$400 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a beneficiation plant
2. Construction of a tailing storage facility
3. Construction of a 142km slurry and return water pipeline
4. Construction of a 25km power transmission line
5. Construction of a slurry dewatering and rail load-out facility
6. Construction of a 2,500million liter per annum yield water supply dam