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Peculiar Knob contract signed

The haulage contract runs for five years from the second quarter of 2012, with options to extend depending on the development of nearby ore deposits.

Around 3·3 million tonnes of haematite a year will be carried 80 km by road to a siding near Wirrida on the Tarcoola - Darwin line which GWA acquired last year, then hauled by GWA to a new bulk export facility at Port Pirie for sea transport to Asia.

GWA expects the contract announced on April 28 to generate annual revenues of A$50m once the mine reaches full capacity.