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Mt Whaleback BHP

The Mt Whaleback mine is part of the Newman processing hub and is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, six kilometres west of Newman. Mt Whaleback at a glance Mt

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Mount Whaleback Mine, Newman, East Pilbara Shire,

Owned by Mount Newman Iron / BHP Billiton. Billed as the largest open cut, single deposit iron ore mine in the world (5 km long). Produced 26.3 million tons of ore (1984). Pit is 300 meters

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Mine Tour - Newman Visitors Centre

BHP Mt. Whaleback Mine Tour. Allow us to take you on tour, to the world’s second largest single open cut iron ore mine. Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback due to

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Mining for Iron at Mount Whaleback - NASA

Oct 16, 2020  A lot of the iron ore found at Mount Whaleback is hematite, which has been the dominant iron ore mined in Australia since the 1960s. Pure hematite contains around 70 percent iron and ranges in color from silver to reddish

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Mt Whaleback, largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world

Aug 30, 2017  Open-cut Iron Ore mine Pit statistics Mt Whaleback was originally 805 metres above sea level. They are currently mining down to 135 metres. Each step on the sides of the

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Newman iron ore mine Report Wood Mackenzie

May 27, 2021  Newman iron ore mine Report summary Newman is BHP's largest Pilbara based mining and processing hub with several large capacity surface mines including Mt Whaleback

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Newman Operations BHP

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

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Mining History - Newman History 6753

While the main orebody is Mt Whaleback, with a reserve of 1500 million tonnes, one of the two largest orebodies in the world, the Mt Newman Mining Co has a further 38 orebodies in the

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Mt Newman Project - Newman History 6753

This iron formation usually contains about 25% to 35% iron. In Mt. Whaleback the ore averages 64.7% iron, but in places is almost 70% – or virtually pure hematite. This ore extends from

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Mt Whaleback, largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world

Aug 30, 2017  BHP purchased 22 of the trucks for Newman’s Mt Whaleback mine in 1973 at a cost of $2.5million dollars each. Each truck could carry a weight of 200 tonnes, and when fully loaded the trucks weighed 75 tonnes more than the take-off weight of a 747 jumbo jet. In 1992 BHP sold one of the trucks to the visitor’s centre for the princely some of ...

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Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Australia - NASA Jet

Jul 16, 2020  July 16, 2020. The Mount Whaleback open pit iron ore mine is located 6 km west of the town of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is currently the fifth largest iron mine in the world. The iron occurs in banded iron ore formations, created about 2.5 billion years ago when microorganisms first produced massive amounts of oxygen ...

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Mt. Newman (MRDS #10158909) FE - mrdata.usgs.gov

the mt. whaleback (newman) iron ore deposits occur in the brockman and marra mamba iron formations of the hamersley group. in entirety, the groups form a diverse collection of clastic and chemical sediments, with basic and acid lava flows and are intruded by dolerite sills and dikes and by large granite plutons. ... canadian mining journal, mt ...

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40 Years of the Mt Newman Project - Australian Mining

Jul 14, 2009  In 1969, the Mt Newman Project celebrated three major milestones: the first iron ore was railed from Newman’s Mt Whaleback mine; the first shipment of iron ore left Nelson Point in Port Hedland ...

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Mt Newman Project - Newman History 6753

Our Ore Deposits. Outcropping ore was discovered at Mt. Whaleback in 1957 by veteran Prospector Stan Hilditch. He sent samples to his partner in Sydney, Charlie Warman, which assayed at a spectacular 68.8% iron content – compared with a possible 70% in pure hematite ore. Seven months off drilling in 1963/64 indicated the presence of at least ...

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Iron Ore Mining - Mt. Whaleback Minesite - YouTube

Nov 05, 2007  This is the first video that I have ever produced, mainly playing around with some different editing techniques, I thought it turned out alright. What do you...

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Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron mine at Mt Whaleback

Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron mine at Mt Whaleback, 29 Nov. 1967 Aerial Surveys Australia. ... Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron ore mine at Mt Whaleback, 30 Apr. 1969 . Aerial Surveys Australia . State Library of Western Australia . Construction of the Nelson Point (Port Hedland) processing and port facilities for the Mt ...

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Here’s what a 1.43m tonne blast does to world’s biggest iron ore mine

Jul 21, 2017  BHP's 1.43 million tonne blast. 1.43 million tonnes of rock were blasted by BHP at Mt Whaleback as part of a road clearing operation. This is the moment 1.43 million tonnes of rock crumbled like a sandcastle at Newman’s Mt Whaleback, the biggest iron ore mine in the world. The controlled explosion, at 11.39am on Friday was the result of weeks ...

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BHP Unveils WA Mining Hub - Mining Technology

Nov 08, 2009  BHP Billiton has unveiled its Newman mining hub at its iron ore operations in the Eastern Pilbara, Australia. The hub will be BHP’s core of mining, crushing and screening work in Western Australia. BHP’s Mt Whaleback iron ore operation will process ore at the facility instead of in Port Hedland before shipment.

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What to do in Newman – Oasis at Newman

BHP Mt. Whaleback Mine Tours BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback Mine is the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch, the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback because

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Newman Town Timeline (Broad) - Newman History 6753

In 1969 the Railway from Newman to Port Hedland was completed, The First Shipment of Whaleback iron ore was shipped to Japan from Port Hedland and Newman attracted international attention hosting the Official Opening of the Mt Newman Project at Mt Whaleback. VIP attendees were seated on the iconic Boomerang Oval grandstand on the Whaleback mine ...

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Newman, WA - Aussie Towns

Modern mining town servicing the huge BHP Billiton Mt Whaleback Mine. Newman, the largest inland town in the Pilbara, is a modern, attractive mining town in the heart of the Ophthalmia Ranges. ... The Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine is majority owned by BHP Billiton (85 percent), Itochu holds eight percent and Mitsui and Company Limited seven ...

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Mt. Newman Mining Company [WorldCat Identities]

Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron mine at Mt Whaleback, 30 Apr. 1968 by Aerial Surveys Australia ( Visual ) Aerial photographs of the construction of the Mt Newman Iron Ore Railroad, Newman to Nelson Point (Port Hedland), 29

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A Pilbara history - MiningMonthly

Feb 19, 2016  1967-Iron ore discovered at Mt Whaleback, Newman ... 1968-BHP Billiton establishes iron ore mine at Mt Whaleback. April 1969-Robe River signs contracts worth $1.37 billion with Japanese steel mills, who agree to purchase 87.7Mt of pellets over 21 years and 73.4Mt of sinter fines over 15 years.

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Mt. Newman (MRDS #10158909) FE - mrdata.usgs.gov

the mt. whaleback (newman) iron ore deposits occur in the brockman and marra mamba iron formations of the hamersley group. in entirety, the groups form a diverse collection of clastic and chemical sediments, with basic and acid lava flows and are intruded by dolerite sills and dikes and by large granite plutons. ... canadian mining journal, mt ...

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Mine Details MiningLink.au

Phone: The Mount Whaleback open cut mine, in the iron ore rich Pilbara Region of Western Australia, six kilometres west of the mining town of Newman, was established in 1968. It is now the largest single pit iron ore mine in the world stretching more than five kilometres in length, 1.5 kilometres in width and nearing a depth of half a kilometre.

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BHP Mt. Whaleback Mine Tours – Oasis at Newman

BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback Mine is the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch, the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback because it resembled the shape of a humpback whale. The mine tour departs from the Newman Visitors Centre once a day at 9:15am, Monday to Sunday.

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Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron mine at Mt Whaleback

Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron mine at Mt Whaleback, 29 Nov. 1967 Aerial Surveys Australia. ... Construction of Mt Newman Mining Co. iron ore mine at Mt Whaleback, 30 Apr. 1969 . Aerial Surveys Australia . State Library of Western Australia . Construction of the Nelson Point (Port Hedland) processing and port facilities for the Mt ...

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Aerial photographs of the Mt Newman Mining Company iron mine on Mt ...

The Mt Newman Mining Co. iron ore mine is at Mount Whaleback. The venture takes its name from a peak 21km north of Mount Whaleback named after surveyor Aubrey Woodward Newman. (Newman-Nelson Point, 1992, p.2) and is situated on the old Mt Newman Station

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Newman - My Pilbara Adventure

In 1957 a veteran prospector A.S. “Stan” Hilditch, discovered a massive iron ore deposit about 15kms south-east of Mount Newman. This was named Mount Whaleback, as the hill resembled the shape of a humpback whale. Mining began at Mount Whaleback in 1967, followed by the construction of the town and railway line to the port in Port Hedland.

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BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Newman, Western Australia Orion

Mining operations are supported by the town of Newman while Port Hedland houses the company’s port and rail facilities. The massive Mt Whaleback mine, established in 1968, is the biggest single-pit open-cut iron ore mine in the world being more than five kilometres long and nearly 1.5 kilometres wide.

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What to do in Newman – Oasis at Newman

BHP Mt. Whaleback Mine Tours BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback Mine is the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch, the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback because

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BHP Unveils WA Mining Hub - Mining Technology

Nov 08, 2009  BHP Billiton has unveiled its Newman mining hub at its iron ore operations in the Eastern Pilbara, Australia. The hub will be BHP’s core of mining, crushing and screening work in Western Australia. BHP’s Mt Whaleback iron ore operation will process ore at the facility instead of in Port Hedland before shipment.

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Newman - The Prospectors Patch

In 1957 the prospector Stan Hilditch discovered huge iron ore deposits at a mountain located 5 km south-east of Mt Newman, which he named Mount Whaleback, which has since become the largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world. At the time the export restrictions on iron ore which had been imposed during the war were still in place.

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A Pilbara history - MiningMonthly

Feb 19, 2016  1967-Iron ore discovered at Mt Whaleback, Newman ... 1968-BHP Billiton establishes iron ore mine at Mt Whaleback. April 1969-Robe River signs contracts worth $1.37 billion with Japanese steel mills, who agree to purchase 87.7Mt of pellets over 21 years and 73.4Mt of sinter fines over 15 years.

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Mount Newman railway - Wikipedia

The Mount Newman railway runs for 426 kilometres, from Newman to Port Hedland, and is one of Australia's longest private railways. The line, along with its spur lines to Mount Whaleback, Orebodies 18, 23 and 25, Jimblebar, Yandi and Area C, services the iron ore mines at Newman. It has the longest and heaviest trains in the world. [1]

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Heritage Council of WA - Places Database

Mt Whaleback mine, located 1200 km north of Perth, near Newman, was opened in 1969 when the Mt Newman Mining Project was offically launched. It is the largest of the mines operated by BHP Iron Ore and its joint venture partners Mitsui and Itochu. A number of different buildings and facilities together make up the mine site.

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Whaleback Mine, Newman , Western Australia 🇦🇺 - WorldPlaces

2400m Mt Whaleback BHP Mine Newman . 2517m BHP Mt Whaleback Iron Ore Mine . 2614m BHP Billiton - Mt Whaleback . 2637m Mt Whaleback BHP Mine . 2644m Holcim Newman . 2703m Westrac Newman . 2773m Onsite Rental Group Newman ...

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