Venture Minerals mine set to proceed

 
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Venture Minerals mine set to proceed, with 80-100 jobs
https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6343172/venture-minerals-set-to-go-live-with-riley-iron-ore-mine/?cs=12


I noted the references to rail on the attached map.
It's not a terribly accurate map, would the siding being pointed to be Boco?

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  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Venture Minerals mine set to proceed, with 80-100 jobs
https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6343172/venture-minerals-set-to-go-live-with-riley-iron-ore-mine/?cs=12


I noted the references to rail on the attached map.
It's not a terribly accurate map, would the siding being pointed to be Boco?
lkernan
Looks like it.

Boco was a few hundred metres west of the highway. I visited it around 1997. It was still an active passing loop with a siding for the former cement deliveries.  However I thought I read a few years back the siding was and loop were closed to traffic.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Would this development require a new siding or a spur to the processing facility?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Would this development require a new siding or a spur to the processing facility?
bevans
If there is rail investment, it will be very minimal. The project's total resource is only 1.8-million tonnes of ore, with Singapore's Prosperity Steel having purchased 100% of production for the next two years. A12km haul road will be used to move the product to the railhead. This mine will have an operational life of just a few years.
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Looks like it.

Boco was a few hundred metres west of the highway. I visited it around 1997. It was still an active passing loop with a siding for the former cement deliveries.  However I thought I read a few years back the siding was and loop were closed to traffic.
RTT_Rules

I seem to recall Boco getting an upgrade in the early days of the current Tasrail, at least as a passing loop.
Probably saw that in a copy of Tasmainian Rail news.

I wouldn't expect there to be much investment needed given the line is already set up to handle exactly that traffic.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Would this development require a new siding or a spur to the processing facility?
If there is rail investment, it will be very minimal. The project's total resource is only 1.8-million tonnes of ore, with Singapore's Prosperity Steel having purchased 100% of production for the next two years. A12km haul road will be used to move the product to the railhead. This mine will have an operational life of just a few years.
Sulla1
1.8mtpa for that line is alot. Even in its hey day that's about 2.5 years of haulage. Other passing loops may need to be installed or reactivated.

There was another loop just south of Burnie suburban sprawl that for years was used a dead end passing loop, then finally finally one day they installed a 2nd set of points. You tend to think, really, there are so many unused sidings on this line alone, you cannot find a redundant turn out to use or maybe ask Tasrail?

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