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Where are BHP iron ore mines located?

Where are BHP iron ore mines located?

Western Australia
Located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Newman Operations is an integral part of BHP’s iron ore business. Comprising of Newman East and Newman West, Newman Operations accounts for about 78 million tonnes in total iron ore production.

How many iron ore mines does BHP have?

5 mines
With 5 mines, 4 processing hubs and 2 port facilities, our Pilbara iron ore business is all connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure. At each mining hub ore from the mines is crushed, beneficiated (where necessary) and blended to create high-grade hematite lump and fines products.

How many mines does BHP have in the Pilbara?

five mines
The operations involve a complex 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.

What is BHP in Port Hedland?

BHP Billiton Iron Ore is one of the world’s premier suppliers of iron ore, employing 3000 direct employees and more than 10,000 contractors across the Pilbara. The Company’s operations currently involve a complex integrated system of seven mines, more than 1,000 km of rail and four operating berths at Port Hedland.

Where are the biggest iron ore mines in Australia?

BHP Billiton’s Yandi mine, located in Western Australia, is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore in the world in terms of annual production.

What do they mine in Port Hedland?

iron ore
Port Hedland is one of the largest iron ore loading ports in the world and the largest in Australia. Port Hedland is one of three major iron ore ports in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

How many years of iron ore are left?

Interestingly, the potential reserve life of contained iron is only 19 years (Table 1), due to preferential depletion of deposits with higher iron content. Most operating mines reported a decrease in Ore Reserves in 2018, largely due to mining depletion and changes to the mining area.

Where is the biggest iron ore mine in Australia?

How many mine sites does BHP have?

We work in more than 90 locations including throughout Australia, Chile, the United States and Canada. We also have production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and Algeria.

Who is Australia’s biggest iron ore producer?

Australia’s single largest iron ore mine, Roy Hill, is HPPL’s majority-owned (70%) $10bn mega operation. Successful development has seen Roy Hill producing 55 million tonnes of ore in 2019.

How much iron ore is left in the Pilbara?

The report estimated that the average remaining resource life for major Pilbara producers at 65 years, with Australia boasting an estimated 70 billion tonnes of JORC compliant iron ore resources remaining.

What is Port Hedland known for?

Two hundred kilometres north of Karratha, Port Hedland is famous for its massive resource industry, long trains, big ships and salt piles.