Jack Hills mine

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Jack Hills mine
Jack Hills mine is located in Western Australia
Jack Hills mine
Jack Hills mine
Location Mid West
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Coordinates 26°02′46″S 117°14′56″E / 26.046°S 117.249°E / -26.046; 117.249Coordinates: 26°02′46″S 117°14′56″E / 26.046°S 117.249°E / -26.046; 117.249
Products Iron ore
Opened 2006
Closed 2012
Company Mitsubishi Corporation

The Jack Hills mine is an iron ore mine located 400 kilometres (250 mi) northeast of Geraldton and 140 kilometres (87 mi) northwest of Meekatharra in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Operations began at Jack Hills in November 2006, with the first shipment of ore made in February 2007. Mining was suspended in November 2012 and the project was placed on care and maintenance in June 2013.[1][2][3][4]

The Jack Hills mine is owned by Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.[2]


  1. ^ "Jack Hills". Australian Mine Sites (A-Z). Perth, Western Australia: Mining Oil Gas Pty Ltd. 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Stevens, Matthew (25 November 2011). "Mitsubishi pays high price for control of Oakajee-Jack Hills iron ore project". The Australian. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Emerson, Daniel (14 June 2013). "Mitsubishi suspends $6b Oakajee project". The West Australian. Perth, WA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jack Hills Iron Ore Project, Australia". mining-technology.com. 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-10.