Savage River Mines - The World's First Long-Distance Iron Ore Slurry Pipeline

CIM Bulletin, 1970

W. F. McDERMOTT, Director of Metallurgy & Research, Pickands Mather & Co., Cleveland, Ohio

This paper covers the development, construction and operation of a 53-mile slurry pipeline operating in Tasmania, Australia. Special development techniques are discussed, as well as the operation of this line and its impact on transportation from remote areas.
Keywords: Anaconda Iron Ore Company, mathematical model, Savage River end, slurry pipeline, Operation, Pipeline, Pipelines, Pressure, Pump, Pumps, Slurry, test, Tests