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Iron Baron is a former iron ore mining settlement in South Australia. It is located 436 kilometres (271 mi)* north-west of Adelaide in the Middleback Range in the state's Far North region. The operation began in 1933 and went out of operation between 1947 and 1958.


The Run Of Mine was reopened in 2011, and now has a fully functional ore beneficiation plant [OBP]. Construction of the OBP began in late 2010 and it was commissioned for first ore in the first quarter of 2012. The original township was demolished (bulldozed into the big Baron pit) so rather than live at the site, today's miners commute from nearby Whyalla.

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