Mining Phosphate Deposits

LOCATION: Wonarah mine site, 10 km west of the Wunara community in the Barkly Tableland of the Northern Territory. 

CLIENT: Mine Makers

  • Open pit for bulk sample of phosphate – 21m deep of over burden to ore body. Drill and blast from 10m including ore body.
  • Access Roads to bulk sample pit – 35 km of all-weather road
  • Bulk Sample for Phosphate – 10,000 tonne
  • Access roads and drill pads for drilling operations – approx. 700kms of drill lines and drill pads


D9 Dozer, 6 x 773 CAT Dump Trucks, 2 x 40T Moxy Dump Trucks 6-wheel drive, 30T Moxy Water Cart, 2 x 30,000L Semi-water carts, 85T Komatsu Excavator, 35T CAT Excavator, Drill & Blast Equipment, Down hole pump, 6inch truck mounted volume water pump, compactor.Resident/on-site diesel mechanic plus fully functional on-site workshop.

Job took 6 weeks for completion.