Subterranean Ecology provides troglofauna, stygofauna and SRE services to Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). FMG is the third largest iron ore mining company in Australia with a turnover exceeding $5.54 billion, and plans to increase extraction from 128 Mtpa to 155 Mtpa in June 2013.
FMG Solomon Project
Subterranean Ecology undertook the stygofauna (and troglofauna) survey and assessment for FMG’s landmark Solomon Project which plans to mine 60 million tonnes of iron ore per annum over a minimum 20 year life of mine. The project is located in an ecologically and culturally sensitive region where initial field surveys recorded a high diversity of troglofauna and stygofauna species in the Solomon channel iron deposits.