Our Story

Consolidated Minerals Australia (ConsMin) is a mid-size mining company headquartered in West Perth, Western Australia. ConsMin’s key asset is the Woodie Woodie manganese mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, approximately 400km south east of the town and port of Port Hedland.

 

Woodie's high-grade manganese ore is recognised as the world’s best manganese ore due to its high manganese content, high manganese to iron ratio, low phosphorous and hard, competent nature. Woodie's high grade ore attracts a price premium over benchmark ores.

Since May 2017, the Consolidated Minerals Group has been privately owned by Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Co (TMI). The Group has operating assets in Ghana and Australia and trading companies in Jersey, supplying approximately 11% of the world's manganese ore production and approximately 19% of the demand for Chinese imports of manganese ore. 

2017:

Woodie Woodie site returned to full operations

2016:

Announcement of acquisition of 100% equity in Consolidated Minerals by China Tian Yuan Manganese Limited

2017:

Finalisation of acquisition by China Tian Yuan Manganese Limited

2016:

Woodie operations placed on care and maintenance

2007:

Through an on-market takeover offer Palmary Enterprises Ltd acquired Consolidated Minerals, resulting in delisting from ASX of Consolidated Minerals Ltd

2007:

Announcement of updated resources of 15.42mt at 41.5% Mn and reserves of 8.71mt at 41.5% at Woodie Woodie

2005:

New resource discovered at the Greensnake Deposit. Updated measured resource was increased to 4.22mt at 47.8% Mn

2004:

Expansion plans for Woodie Woodie project announced following completion of feasibility study

1996:

Acquisition of Woodie tenements from Portman Mining

1998:

Valiant Exploration NL changed name to Consolidated Minerals

1990:

Large scale open pit mining of high grade ore commenced

1969:

Valiant Exploration NL listed on ASX

1949:

Manganese deposits discovered at Woodie corridor

1950:

Small scale mining commenced at Woodie Woodie

What is manganese?

Manganese is the twelfth most abundant element in the earths crust.  As much as 90% of global manganese consumption is accounted for by the steel industry where it is an essential and irreplaceable component in steel manufacturing to improve the strength, resistance and workability of steel 

Our values

We believe it’s our values that underpin who we are and define how we approach our work and each other:

Excellence

- Maintaining high standards and continually lifting the bar

- Solving problems with the big picture in mind

- Tackling issues with energy and enthusiasm

- Never compromising on safety and wellbeing

Innovation

- Challenging the status quo and sharing our ideas

- Seeking and developing growth opportunities

- Using technology to its fullest

- Failing fast and learning from our mistakes

Teamwork

- Communicating openly and honestly

- Trusting each other's intentions

- Recognising good performance and celebrating success

- Taking responsibility to 'Work Safe Live Safe' and never compromise     

   our commitment to safety

Simplicity

Focusing on the things that matter most - 

Taking a practical and uncomplicated approach - 

Planning for success, focusing on outcomes - 

Staying true to our purpose - 

Dedication

Delivering on our promises and finishing what we start - 

Thriving on a challenge - 

Own our decisions, commitments and actions - 

Taking pride in our work - 

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Our ambition

As one of the world's largest manganese ore producers, we're proud of our industry position. But we also recognise that our company has vast potential.

Our ambition is to significantly grow the value of our business by focusing on five key areas:

  • Remain globally cost competitive

  • Increase our mine life through ongoing investment in exploration and development

  • Leverage technology and innovation

  • Increase production

  • Maintain a healthy and resilient company