Where is Koodaideri?

Where is Koodaideri?

Western Australia
Koodaideri, 100 per cent owned by Rio Tinto, is located approximately 35 kilometres north-west of Rio Tinto’s Yandicoogina mine site, and about 110 kilometres from the town of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Why is it called Rio Tinto?

The company’s name comes from the Rio Tinto in south-western Spain, which has flowed red since mining began there about 5,000 years ago, due to acid mine drainage. Hugh Matheson led the purchase of the Rio Tinto mines from Spain, and was the company’s first president.

How many Minesites are in WA?

The sector produces more than 50 different minerals from about 125 operating projects across Western Australia. For a dozen commodities, Western Australia was ranked in the top five in share of the world’s total production in 2020.

What is the name of the digitally progressive iron ore mining project based in Western Australia?

Koodaideri iron ore mine is an open-cut project being developed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Why did Rio Tinto destroy the caves?

Mining giant Rio Tinto decided to destroy two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters in order to access $135 million worth of iron ore that would not have been available under alternative mining plans avoiding the culturally significant site.

What is the biggest mine in WA?

the Fimiston open pit mine
Fimiston gold mine Officially known as the Fimiston open pit mine, the Super Pit gold mine in Western Australia is the country’s largest mine in terms of scale, covering 3.5km by 1.5km on the surface, and currently undergoing expansion work to extend to a depth of 700m.

How much money does WA make from mining?

Minerals and petroleum sales in WA grew by $38 billion to $210 billion from 2019-20 to 2020-21. Jobs supported by the sector increased from 135,000 in 2019-20 to 149,400 in 2020-21.

How many Rio Tinto mines are there?

17 iron ore mines
We are one of the world’s leading producers of iron ore. We operate an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a network of 17 iron ore mines, four port terminals, a rail network spanning nearly 2,000 kilometres and related infrastructure in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

What does Rio Tinto mean in English?

red river
The Río Tinto (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o ˈtinto], red river or Tinto River) is a river in southwestern Spain that rises in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia.

Which country has the largest iron ore reserves?

World reserves

Ranking Country Percentage of total
1 Australia 28.5%
2 Brazil 19.4%
3 Russia 14.2%
4 China 11.4%