BHP Billiton has celebrated a significant milestone after shipping its one billionth tonne of iron ore to Japan.
One of Australia’s best-known mining towns has received a new status with Karratha to now be known as a city.
Channel 9 has done a report that provides a wider insight in to Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future program and how its remote operations centre works.
An ongoing review at BHP Billiton’s iron ore operations could see thousands of jobs lost in Western Australia.
Despite recent iron price jitters which have seen investors flee small mining firms, Gina Rinehart’s $10 billion Roy Hill mine is making steady construction progress and is almost half way done.
Fortescue has signed a contract to construct four new ‘very large ore carriers’.
Rio Tinto and Aurecon have achieved one million hours free of lost time injury at its Pilbara Wickham accommodation expansion project.
Iron ore production is surging in the Pilbara with Port Hedland recording a new tonnage record for the largest departure of ore on a single tide.
Pilbara MP Brendan Grylls has questioned the need for further expansion in the mining region, saying it would be better to “leave it in the ground”.
BHP Billiton has slashed 170 iron ore jobs from its Mt Whaleback mine in the Pilbara as it continues to focus on cost and productivity gains.
As mining slows down, Pilbara’s rail and port infrastructure’s future needs to be re-examined.
Rio Tinto has ramped up production at its West Australian iron ore sites, brining on an expansion two months ahead of schedule.
John Rice and Nigel Martin look at the Chinese agenda and its place in Australia’s iron ore mining industry.
Decmil has been awarded a new contract for the non-process infrastructure to support the expansion of Rio’s West Angelas Deposit B.
China’s largest steelmaker, Baosteel, has announced a joint conditional off-market takeover of West Australian mining company Aquila Resources.
Trouble continues to brew for the Nifty copper mine, with workers threatening legal action against the mine’s owner, Aditya Birla.
Last month Fortescue officially opened its Kings Valley iron ore, part of its Solomon Hub, in the Pilbara. Now it has released a video documenting the event.
BHP Billiton has celebrated the opening of its Jimblebar iron ore mine 40 kilometres east of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Fortescue Metals Group has announced new plans to boost production by 35 per cent over the next quarter.
Iron Ore Holdings has won Indigenous heritage mine approvals for its Buckland project in WA.