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Forward Mining Ltd is seeking approval for the Rogetta Iron Ore Mine (the Project), south of Burnie in northern Tasmania. The project encompasses the extraction and processing of iron ore from a site just south east of Hampshire for trucking and export via Burnie Port, and all associated infrastructure.
The Project is a greenfield open cut iron ore (magnetite) mine.  It is planned to produce at a rate of 1 million tonnes per annum with a proposed life of seven years.


The mine site is located approximately 30 kilometres south of Burnie, near the village of Hampshire off Rogetta Road, which runs off of Upper Natone Road. The location of the lease boundary is shown on the map.
The operation would mine magnetite iron ore.
Forward Mining Limited will own and operate the mine. It is a 100% Australian owned publicly unlisted company.
Currently there is one open cut pit planned that will produce approximately 1 million tonnes of iron ore per year with a projected mine life of seven years. Associated infrastructure will include a tailings storage dam, waste rock dump and a processing plant. The overall size will be a slightly larger operation than the current Kara Mine operating in the area.
The project is not yet approved for construction, however it is anticipated that if approval is granted, construction would commence in 2016, with a completion time of close to 12 months; the targeted commencement of operation would be late 2016 / early 2017.
At this stage, the processed ore will be trucked to the Burnie Port for export.
The mine is subject to State planning and environmental legislation (including the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994) and Commonwealth legislation (including the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999). Approval is being sought in accordance with these legislations through the Tasmanian EPA and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment. A formal Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) will be submitted to the Tasmanian EPA, where a public comment period will apply.
It is envisaged that the project would provide a significant economic stimulus to the region. It is anticipated that jobs would be created both during the construction and operational phases. Forward Mining will have a preference to use local labour for the project.
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We are a small 100% Australian owned mining company with majority of the Directors based on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Forward Mining Ltd will be submitting all the information required to get the mine approved and operational.


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