Pilbara Tag

[caption id="attachment_21080" align="alignleft" width="550"] Credit: Rio Tinto[/caption] Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO) (ASX:RIO) has taken a huge step in implementing a driverless train network in its Pilbara iron ore operations. The diversified mining giant completed its first long haul autonomous train journey, controlled by operatives hundreds of kilometres away,...

Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) announced the official opening of its $338 million Silvergrass iron ore mine at its operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara. The project is the Australian mining giant’s 16th mine in the Pilbara and will produce low-phosphorous ore crucial to Rio’s premium Pilbara Blend product,...

Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) is set to commence the second production phase at its 16th iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Construction at the Silvergrass project has been ramped up since the turn of the year, with the US$338 million development creating around...

BHP (ASX:BHP) has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire which broke out at its largest iron ore mine, located in Western Australia (WA). The mining giant confirmed an evacuation took place at the Mt Whaleback mine in the Pilbara region of WA, with...

BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) has posted its operational review for the second half of 2016, revealing record iron ore production across its Western Australia operations. Iron ore production across Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) rose 4% year-on-year in the six-month period to December, due to a ramp...

The government of Western Australia will sign an agreement that will bring about a new AUS$5.6 billion iron ore project in the Pilbara region. The project will be funded by Balla Balla Infrastructure Group (BBIG), a company owned by the billionaire Todd family from New Zealand. Located...

Billionaire Gina Rinehart’s iron ore company Roy Hill has announced its Western Australia mine is unlikely to hit an aggressive target of ramping up its export rate this year due to issues at its port and processing plant in the Pilbara.