Mineral Resources’ Koolyanobbing Mine Site Wins the 2020 Hard Rock Mine of the Year

Mineral Resources’ Koolyanobbing mine site has been recognized by the Mining Prospect Awards as Australia’s Hard Rock Mine of the Year’.

Mineral Resources’ Koolyanobbing Mine Site Wins the 2020 Hard Rock Mine of the Year. Source: Mineral Resources

The Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards have become the most esteemed and prestigious awards program for the mining and minerals processing industry in Australia, recognizing the efforts and success of the companies and employees leading the charge in their field.

Mining has always been a part of Australia’s landscape, playing a major part in the development of this nation from its early days. In 2018, Mineral Resources decided to take on the Koolyanobbing operations, because it firmly believed it could sustain a viable iron ore export operation in the region and safeguard hundreds of jobs in regional Western Australia.

Koolyanobbing Excavator. Source: Mineral Resources

Mineral Resources’ initial target when it acquired Koolyanobbing in 2018 was 6 million tonnes– the first ore train that left the mine in that year carried 7,488 tonnes, and by June of this year the original target was more than doubled with the shipping of 12.7 million wet metric tonnes.

This award also recognized the world-class COVID-19 screening facilities and the dedicated medical staff that allowed the site to operate, whilst also helping to safeguard the broader industry by providing them with access to MRL equipment, knowledge and support.

Koolyanobbing Blasts Off. Source: Mineral Resources

Source: Mineral Resources

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