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Hope Downs 4 iron ore mine

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Hope Downs 4 is one of the newest mines developed by Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. First ore was loaded on railcars in April 2013 and it has a production capacity of 16Mtpa. Ownership of the mine is held in a 50/50 joint venture between Rio Tinto and Hancock Prospecting. Hope Downs 4 is one of Rio Tinto's most productive operations through its use of autonomous trucks. However, its costs are slightly inflated by its significant de-watering requirement and use of wet processing.

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  • Costs: Image 1


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 2

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