Red dirt, blue skies … pink trains?:Article courtesy of the West Australian, October 5th, 2018

by 5 October 2018

It’s quite a site — and not one hardened miners of WA’s rugged North West are used to.

Set against a red dirt background, Hancock Prospecting’s chairwoman Gina Rinehart and Dr Patricia Kailis AM OBE, of Kailis Pearls fame, yesterday christened Australia’s only pink locomotives at Roy Hill’s Port Hedland rail yard.

The two GE locomotives — named For Mothers and Women of the North — have been added to Roy Hill’s existing fleet of [...]

Rio Tinto, Hancock Prospecting launch fourth Hope Downs development:Article courtesy of Australian Mining, October 5th, 2018

by 5 October 2018

Joint venture partners Rio Tinto and Hancock Prospecting have opened the Baby Hope mine, a fourth Hope Downs operation that boasts the use of automation.

Hope Downs, in the Pilbara of Western Australia, is already comprised of three major open pit mines – Hope 1 North, Hope 1 South and Hope 4 – producing high-grade lump and fines products.

Baby Hope is around four kilometres south-west of the Hope Downs 1 South deposit, and immediately [...]