Large economically viable deposits of iron ore are essentially restricted to Western Australia and South Australia (Figure 3.15). Western Australia dominates both EDR and total resources, holding some 91% and 86%, respectively (Figure 3.16). South Australia holds 8% of iron ore EDR and 10% of total iron ore resources.
Location of the Hamersley Basin. Hamersley Iron in Western Australia, is one of the world's largest iron ore producers with major customers in Europe and South East Asia. Landscape of the mining operations.
Each year the iron ore industry generates around $5 billion in royalties for the State Government of Western Australia (depending on market prices) and major iron ore producing companies (BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue) pay around $3 billion in company tax each to the Federal Government (again, depending on commodity prices).
Western Australia Iron Ore Western Australia Iron Ore is one of the world’s premier suppliers of iron ore. Download high resolution image (JPG, 811 kB) Download low resolution image (JPG, 91 kB)
Most of the iron ore mining in Western Australia occurs on two significant landforms. These are known as banded ironstone formation (BIF) and channel iron deposit (CID). The BIFs occur on the ranges and ridges of the Yilgarn Craron (including Helena and Aurora Range) and Pilbara Craton. The CIDs are the mesas (flat topped hills) in the Pilbara.
Iron ore mining in Western Australia, in the 2018–19 financial year, accounted for 54 percent of the total value of the state's resource production, with a value of A$ 78.2 billion. The overall value of the minerals and petroleum industry in Western Australia was A$145 billion in 2018-19, a 26 percent increase on the previous financial year. Country: AustraliaYear: 2018–2019Employees: 59,525State: Western AustraliaThe major iron ore producers in Western Australia include BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). The sector also includes a number of smaller, mid-tier producers, such as Cliffs Natural Resources, Citic Pacific Mining and Hancock Prospecting. Several junior iron ore miners round out the sector. Iron Ore Western Australia2:57youtube.comIron Ore Train In Western Australia.17:49youtube.comIron Ore trains, heaviest in the world. Pilbara, Western Australia3:33youtube.comIron Ore Mining Town in Newman Western Australia.4:30youtube.comIron Ore Road Trains galore Port Hedland Western AustraliaIron Ore Western Australia » Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) is an integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia.
The Wiluna West iron ore project is located approximately 700km northeast of Perth and 40km southwest of Wiluna, in the north-eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. The project is situated within the M53/1087 tenement comprising a total area of approximately 6,343ha. Approximately 96% of Australia's iron ore exports are high-grade hematite, the bulk of which has been mined from deposits in the Hamersley province of Western Australia. The Brockman Iron Formation in this province is the most significant host for high-grade hematite iron ore deposits. Table 1: Operating Mines | Geoscience AustraliaIron | Geoscience AustraliaTable 2: Ore Reserves | Geoscience Australia4. Projects | Geoscience AustraliaSee more results
Western Australia accounted for 29 per cent of the world’s iron ore reserves in 2018. From Port Hedland and throughout the Pilbara, Western Australia is also the largest iron ore supplier in the world, accounting for 39 per cent of global supply in 2018. About 98 per cent of world iron ore production is used to make iron in the form of steel.
Datamine and a rapidly growing iron ore mining company in Western Australia, have successfully implemented the MineMarket logistics solution at one of their operations in under two months. The company had plans to expand production at their mine to a rate of 15 million tonnes per annum by the end of 2020. Supporting this expansion is a targeted digital transformation program that will improve efficiency and scale with the operation into the future.