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Located in the middle of Fortescue's 87,000 km2 (34,000 sq mi) Pilbara tenement area, the Solomon Hub is Fortescue's next major project. It has almost twice the resource and less than half the strip ratio of the Chichester Hub. Fortescue's Exploration team has already delineated more than 2.86 billion tonnes (2.81×109 long tons; 3.15×109 short tons) of resource at the Solomon Hub and there are identified exploration prospects targeting up to 5 billion tonnes (4.9×109 long tons; 5.5×109 short tons). In May 2013, Fortescue officially opened its 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) Firetail mine at Solomon. In December 2013, the company announced it had achieved first production from its 40mtpa Kings mine. The Train Load Out (TLO) facility at Firetail was commissioned in November 2012 and the first ore was transported on the Fortescue Hamersley Rail Line in December 2012. In December 2012 Fortescue opened the 129 kilometre Solomon Railway that connects Solomon to Fortescue's mainline to its port operations - "", Wikipedia.

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