SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - NANFEN IRON ORE MINE!!
Nanfen open pit iron mine, located in Nanfen district of the Liaoning province, China, is approximately 500m deep. It is one of the largest open-pit metal mines in China. Nanfen open pit mine is owned and operated by Benxi Iron and Steel Corporation (Benxi Steel). The mine produced more than 100 million tonnes of iron ore in 2011. It was the maximum iron ore output by a single Chinese mine per year. A plan for starting underground mining operation at Nanfen has been underway since 2011 as maintaining the mine slope stability is becoming difficult with the gradual increase of the pit’s depth - Mining Technology.