• Iron Ore

    In 1915 the first major iron ore mine in Australia was opened at a massive hematite deposit at Iron Knob by BHP Pty Ltd. Since then some 200 Mt of highgrade ore has been mined from five massive hematite deposits in the Middleback Range. From 1915 to 1965 the Iron Monarch and Iron BaronIron Prince mines were the main supply of ore for Australia's iron and steel industry. The favourable ...

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  • Mining

    Iron ore accounts for 80 per cent of Brazil's mining exports and provides 30 per cent of global demand, with the remainder provided by Australia (Source: Brazilian Mining Institute, October 2015). The minerals sector accounts for five per cent of Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (2015) and 21 per cent of .

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  • Strategic Assessment of Hamersley Iron Pty ...

    On 18 December 2012, the Australian Government entered into an agreement with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (Rio Tinto) to undertake a strategic assessment for the Pilbara region of Western Australia, to assess the environmental impacts of the company's plan for mining and transporting iron ore and developing and maintaining related infrastructure in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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  • Iron ore is Australia's silver lining to its darkening ...

     · Iron ore represents more than 40 per cent (and rising) of the value of Australia's exports to China, Credit: Bloomberg The miners have, ironically, China to thank for that.

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  • 88 IRON ORE

    environmental impacts, and the ready supply of scrap. Overall, global prices trended upwards in 2019 and the annual average value of per ton was a 21% increase from per ton in 2018. Based on reported prices for iron ore fines (62% iron content) imported into China (cost and freight into Tianjin port), the highest monthly average price during the first 10 months of 2019 was 120 ...

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  • Compliance audits completed in 2017

    In July 2017 the Department of the Environment and Energy undertook a compliance audit of EPBC Approval 2006/3017 – Karara Iron Ore Mine Project. The project was approved with conditions in October 2009, the approval provides controlling provisions for the protection of the Western SpinyTailed Skink and the Malleefowl.

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  • Iron Ore Statistics and Information

    Iron Ore Statistics and Information. Iron ore is a mineral substance which, when heated in the presence of a reductant, will yield metallic iron (Fe). It almost always consists of iron oxides, the primary forms of which are magnetite (Fe 3 O 4) and hematite (Fe 2 O 3 ). Iron ore is the source of primary iron for the world's iron and steel ...

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  • Albany Iron Ore Projectsouthdown magnetite : report and ...

    Environmental Protection Authority. and Grange Resources Ltd. Albany Iron Ore Projectsouthdown magnetite : report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority / Environmental Protection Authority Environmental Protection Authority [Perth, ] 2008

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  • Buckland Project

    IRON ORE HOLDINGS LIMITED BUNGAROO SOUTH PTY LTD BUCKLAND PROJECT BUNGAROO SOUTH MINE MINE DEWATERING WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ORE PROCESSING FACILITIES CLASS II LANDFILL REV 1 JUNE 2014 . This document has been prepared by: Talis Consultants Pty Ltd 8/663 Newcastle St Leederville WA 6007 Ph: 1300 251 070 .

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  • Reducing the carbon intensity of the iron making value ...

    This poses a challenging situation for the Australia resources industry as, according to CSIRO research scientist Keith Vining, the heavy industries which turn iron ore into iron and steel are largely loed overseas. Steel making is carbonintensive "The majority of the work and the carbonintensity is in the steel making process at the other end of the chain in Asia, for example in China ...

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  • Iron Ore Mining Impacts

    This is where Australia's large iron ore mines are. There are other types of iron ore deposits, both primary and secondary. These can be of any age, including the post650 million year old ages of Victorian rocks and Victoria has a few. These other ironore deposit types tend to be much smaller than BIFIs, and so are generally regarded as less economically viable. The largest primary iron ...

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  • Iron ore facts

    Uses. The primary use of iron ore (98%) is to make steel. The remaining 2% is used in various other appliions, such as: powdered iron—for certain types of steels, magnets, auto parts and alysts; radioactive iron (iron 59)—for medicine and as a tracer element in biochemical and metallurgical research; iron blue—in paints, ink, plastics, cosmetics (, eye shadow), artist ...

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  • The extraction of Iron and its impact on the environment

     · Impacts on the environment due to the extraction of iron from haematite does not only start during the extraction of iron from the ore it starts when the raw materials are being mined and transported. The following are problems which arise from these processes: From mining and transporting of raw materials Air pollution Noise pollution Loss of land (due to mining of haematite, coke and ...

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  • Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Mine

    Western Australia. Environmental Protection Authority. and Hamersley Iron Pty. Ltd. Hope Downs 4 Iron Ore Mine : Hamersley HMS Pty Ltd / report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority Environmental Protection Authority Perth, 2010. Australian/Harvard Citation. Western Australia. Environmental Protection Authority.

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  • Eliwana Iron Ore Mine

     · Eliwana Iron Ore Mine Public Environmental Review Closed 29 Oct 2018. Opened 1 Oct 2018 Contact. 6364 7000. Overview. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd is proposing to construct and operate the Eliwana Iron Ore Mine, a new mine loed approximately 90 kilometres westnorthwest of Tom Price in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. An .

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  • Australian Government Department of Health

    Find information about the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, how to protect yourself and your family, where and when you can get vaccinated, and the current situation in Australia. Find your nearest vaccination clinic. Vaccine information in your language.

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  • Iron Ore

    Western Australia was the second largest producer of iron ore in 2016 with 769 million tonnes. In volume terms, only China produced more ore, but this material is often very low grade, and is largely accounted for domestically. This leaves Western Australia as the largest supplier to the global seaborne iron ore trade. Brazil, our closest competitor, produced approximately 391million tonnes in ...

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  • Fifty years of Australia's trade

    The commodities Australia exports have also changed significantly. In 196364 and through to the early 1980s, rural commodities such as . Wool. and . Wheat. dominated Australian exports (see . Table 1). The shift toward mineral and fuel exports began in the 1970s and was driven by Iron ore and Coal.

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  • Iron ore

    Iron ore being unloaded at docks in Toledo, Ohio. Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. The ores are usually rich in iron oxides and vary in color from dark grey, bright yellow, or deep purple to rusty red. The iron is usually found in the form of magnetite ( .

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  • Mapping iron oxide CuAu (IOCG) mineral potential in ...

     · Iron oxide CuAu deposits were recognised as a distinct class of ore deposits following the discovery of the Olympic Dam CuUAu deposit in South Australia in 1975 (Hitzman et al., 1992). Since this time numerous IOCG deposits have been discovered globally, and previously known deposits have in some cases been reclassified as IOCG deposits. Iron oxide CuAu deposits are globally important ...

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  • Mining | Safe Work Australia

    Mining. The mining industry has made significant improvements in health and safety over the last decade, reducing the incidence rates of both fatalities and serious injuries. However, the mining industry still has one of the highest rates of fatalities of any industry. In the 12 years to 2015, the fatality rate in the mining industry decreased ...

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  • Environmental impact of iron ore mining

    Introduction Iron ore. Iron ore is rock containing enough iron content, and in sufficient volume and accessibility to mining and transportation to be able to be economically mined. Iron in ore iron is most commonly found in the form of magnetite (Fe 3 O 4), hematite (Fe 2 O 3), goethite (FeO(OH)), limonite (FeO(OH)·n(H 2 O)) or siderite (FeCO 3).Roughly 98% of iron ore on the global market is ...

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  • HG 9

    The Pilbara Iron Ore Environmental Committee (PIEC) should be acknowledged for the preparation of the information paper on 'Mining below the watertable in the Pilbara'. That paper was the first attempt by Government to outline the environmental issues associated with mining below the watertable, and the potential impacts that require addressing

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  • Mineral resources information | Australia Minerals

    Australia's unique geology has paved the way for over 300 operating mining projects and many more exploration projects. Currently, Australia has the world's largest resources of gold, iron ore, lead, rutile, tantalum, uranium, zinc and zircon and the second largest resources of bauxite, brown coal, cobalt, copper, ilmenite, lithium, nickel, and tungsten.

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  • Iron ore mine recommended for ...

     · A large, new open cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority. The Koodaideri Iron Ore Mine and Infrastructure proposal, which is expected to generate up to 70 million tonnes of iron ore per year, was assessed as a Public Environmental Review the most stringent examination of environmental .

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