Eliwana to pick up Firetail slack

PILBARA iron ore producer Fortescue Metals Group has given the US$1.275 billion Eliwana mine and rail project the green light, with up to 1900 jobs expected to be created during construction and 500 full time jobs once the mine is operational in 2020.

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Spear Hill in the eastern Pilbara.

FMG will use Eliwana's 2.1 billion tonne ore body as an ore feed source to its Solomon Hub, replacing the soon-to-be depleted Firetail mine which is expected to run out of ore by 2019-20.