iron ore mining in western australia

    Yandi mine,  · The Yandi mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 90 kilometres north-west of Newman.[1] It should not be confused with Rio Tinto's nearby Yandicoogina mine, which is also sometimes shortened to Yandi. The mine is majority-owned (85 percent)[2] and operated by BHP Billiton, and is one of seven iron ore ...Will the iron ore price surge save the economy?,  · The fact iron ore accounted for around 16 per cent of WA government revenues in the same period means that impact will be even greater when most of the economy was shut down, but mining kept going. While Premier Mark McGowan confirmed last week WA was entering a recession, the impact of the iron ore windfall will be far greater locally than nationally.Sacred sites blast exposes Australia's laws skewed to mining,  · When mining giant Rio Tinto blew up two ancient caves in Western Australia's iron-ore rich Pilbara with state approval, the destruction was met with anger from indigenous landowners for whom the sites were of deep cultural and sacred importance. The blasts