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  • Australia is the worlds biggest exporter of iron ore and has earnt the title of the country’s most lucaritive product. Over the last year, the Australian iron ore market has grown more than 16% in value
  • Iron Ore is the 4th most abundant element after oxygen, silicon and aluminium.
  • 98% of world iron ore production is used to make iron in the form of steel.
  • The majority of mines, as with most iron ore mines throughout the world are open cut.
  • 95% of Australia’s iron ore deposits occur in Western Australia, primarily in the Pilbara region.
  • The two major Pilbara iron ore producers are BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Limited.

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