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Supreme Court hears Taranaki seabed iron sand mining ...

17/11/2020  A company wanting to extract millions of tonnes of iron sand from the seabed off the South Taranaki coast is making a final appeal to the Supreme Court. Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) wants to ...

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Case Study - South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction ...

Case Study - South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction. Iron sands are the largest known reserve of metalliferous ore in New Zealand. Iron sand is a general term for sand-sized grains of heavy iron-rich minerals, principally magnetite (Fe3O4), titanomagnetite (Fe2TiO3), and ilmenite (FeTiO3). 4576 New Zealand’s iron sands occur extensively in coastal dunes and on the adjacent continental ...

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South Taranaki Bight iron sand mining proposal Assessment ...

2 TTR iron sand mining: assessment of potential impacts on commercial fishing. 5 July 2013 Executive Summary Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd (TTR) intends to carry out an iron sand mining operation in an area of the South Taranaki Bight off the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The area is located in the EEZ just

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Mining company loses appeal to mine ironsands off

03/04/2020  The company intended to dig up to 50 million tonnes of sand each year, extract the iron ore from it, and dump the residue on the sea floor. It has said the scheme would create 300 jobs and add $160 million to New Zealand's GDP. In a statement, chairman Alan J Eggers said Trans-Tasman Resources was awaiting its legal team's analysis of, and advice on, the Court of Appeal's rulings and ...

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Iron sand extraction in South Taranaki Bight: effects on ...

Taranaki but also from the Central Plateau of the North Island, to Taranaki Bight (C arter 1980). Specialised steel mills use VTM to manufacture steel, either as a blend with other ores, e.g., haematite, or as a dedicated steel-making feed. To source iron sand from South Taranaki Bight, TTR envisages deploying seabed

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Iron sand miner wins right to appeal court decision ...

17/07/2020  A mining company has won the latest round of complicated legal manoeuvring to begin extracting iron sand off the South Taranaki coast. On Friday

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The future of sand mining in NZ Stuff.co.nz

07/06/2018  New Zealand now faces the prospect of iron sand mining offshore. A High Court decision is pending on plans to mine 50 million tonnes of iron sand a year from the seabed off the coast of Taranaki.

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Supreme Court hears Taranaki seabed iron sand mining ...

17/11/2020  A company wanting to extract millions of tonnes of iron sand from the seabed off the South Taranaki coast is making a final appeal to the Supreme Court. Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) wants to ...

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Mining company loses appeal to mine ironsands off

03/04/2020  The company intended to dig up to 50 million tonnes of sand each year, extract the iron ore from it, and dump the residue on the sea floor. It has said the scheme would create 300 jobs and add $160 million to New Zealand's GDP. In a statement, chairman Alan J Eggers said Trans-Tasman Resources was awaiting its legal team's analysis of, and advice on, the Court of Appeal's rulings and ...

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Optical effects of proposed iron- sand mining in the South ...

Optical effects of an iron‐sand mining sediment plume in the South Taranaki ight region 10 Executive summary Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd (TTR) proposes to mine iron-sands in the South Taranaki Bight (STB) region. These activities will release sediment into the water column. The increased suspended

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Case Study - South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction ...

Case Study - South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction. Iron sands are the largest known reserve of metalliferous ore in New Zealand. Iron sand is a general term for sand-sized grains of heavy iron-rich minerals, principally magnetite (Fe3O4), titanomagnetite (Fe2TiO3), and ilmenite (FeTiO3). 4576 New Zealand’s iron sands occur extensively in coastal dunes and on the adjacent continental ...

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Trans-Tasman Resources - Offshore Iron Ore TTR

Trans-Tasman has made a significant investment in, and commitment to, the development of its offshore South Taranaki iron sands mining project. The Company remains committed to securing EPA marine consent to facilitate the financing, construction and commissioning of this technologically advanced tier one world class marine mining operation. The project will deliver substantial economic ...

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Trans-Tasman Resources Limited South Taranaki Offshore ...

miles) offshore in the South Taranaki Bight (Figure 1). 1.2 The TTR Iron Sand Mining and Processing Project (the Project), involves the excavation of up to 18 million cubic metres per year (up to 50 million tonnes) of seabed material containing iron sand, for processing on a Floating Processing Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO).

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South Taranaki Bight Iron Sand Mining: Oceanographic ...

South Taranaki Bight Iron Sand Mining: Oceanographic measurements data report 5 Figure 3-8: Progressive current drift at three elevations above the sea bed for deployment S5/D1 starting 06/09/2011 11:30 (yellow dot) through to 09/11/2011 08:45 (~64 days). 26 Figure 3-9: Current and wind time series for deployment S5/D2. 27 Figure 3-10: Scatter plots of currents at three elevations above the ...

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Date set for South Taranaki Bight iron sand mining

There are also companies that want to mine iron sand off New Plymouth and Waihi Beach, and TTR has permits to explore iron sand mining in a bigger area of the South Taranaki Bight, with some of it ...

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No seabed mining in Taranaki waters as court decision ...

* Company defends Taranaki seabed iron sand mining decision. The court found the committee had failed to address the central question of whether granting a marine discharge consent would be ...

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Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand ...

In highly simplified terms, the plan was to use a remote-controlled dredger to vacuum up sand from the seabed, which would then be processed at an offshore facility and exported directly from there to make steel in China. The decision was hugely unpopular in Taranaki and it did not help that a casting vote had been used to break the deadlock ...

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Inside South Taranaki's controversial ironsand mining

When mining for ironsand from the sea bed, the iron rich sand is sucked onto the plant, where the iron is separated from the sand. The iron-depleted sand is then dumped back into the ocean. During this process, the ecosystem of the disturbed area is completely destroyed. Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) has commissioned the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to ...

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Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment,

17/11/2020  Environmental protection was weighted too heavily when consent to mine iron sand off the Taranaki Coast was declined, Trans-Tasman Resources has told the Supreme Court. Trans Tasman Resources wants to mine iron sands off the coast of Taranaki. Photo: PHOTO NZ. Offshore mining company Trans-Tasman Resources is appealing decisions by the High Court and the Court of Appeal,

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Iron sand extraction in South Taranaki Bight: effects on ...

Map showing the location of the proposed iron sand mining area in South Taranaki Bight, North Island, New Zealand. To assess the potential of their mining operation for causing adverse effects, TTR contracted Auckland University of Technology (A UT) to conduct a series of laboratory tests to investigate as a function of depth below the seafloor (1 ) selected physical . AUT Client report: TTRL ...

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Taranaki iwi welcome Court of Appeal decision on

Trans-Tasman Resources’ application is to mine iron sand in a 66 square kilometre area in the exclusive economic zone surrounding New Zealand, off the coast of Taranaki.

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South Taranaki Bight seabed iron sand extraction and ...

Project details: The South Taranaki Bight (STB) iron sands project located 22km to 36km offshore from Patea. The Company also has a granted Prospecting Permit covering potential high grade (>10%HM) heavy mineral sand deposits offshore the West Coast of the South Island containing iron, ilmenite, zircon, rutile, garnet and gold similar to the onshore Barrytown deposit.

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South Taranaki Bight Trans-Tasman Resources

The South Taranaki Bight Project proposes to excavate up to 50 million tonnes of sand each year, separating iron ore from the sediment and returning 90 per cent of the sand to the sea bed in a controlled manner. The project area is off the coast of Kakaramea and Manutahi in water depths of 20 to 42m. It is within New Zealand's Exclusive ...

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Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand ...

In highly simplified terms, the plan was to use a remote-controlled dredger to vacuum up sand from the seabed, which would then be processed at an offshore facility and exported directly from there to make steel in China. The decision was hugely unpopular in Taranaki and it did not help that a casting vote had been used to break the deadlock ...

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iron sand mining decision expected

Environmental protection was weighted too heavily when consent to mine iron sand off the Taranaki Coast was declined, Trans-Tasman Resources has told the Supreme Court. Offshore mining . Iron sand mining decision expected Stuff.co.nz . 17/06/2014 A decision is expected tomorrow on whether or not an iron sand mining development will be allowed in Taranaki waters. Iron sand miner wins right to ...

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Mining company seeks to overturn Pātea iron-sand

23/09/2019  Ngāti Ruanui iwi is continuing their fight to save Pātea from potential mining exploitation as iron-sand giant Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) enters the Court of Appeal tomorrow. In August 2018, Ngāti Ruanui led the charge, alongside 11 other appellants, in the five-year battle in the High Court in Wellington to ensure the Pātea coastline (South Taranaki Bight) iron-sands would not be mined ...

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Mining Of Iron Sand Taranaki

Taranaki iron sand seabed mining consent reduced mori interest to lip service, court told.Mon, 16 apr 2018 055500 gmt mori interests were not properly considered in the decision to allow iron sand seabed mining off taranaki, a court has been told. Taranaki Iwi Welcome Court Of Appeal Decision On. Trans-tasman resources application is to mine iron sand in a 66 square kilometre area in the ...

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