Jimblebar is an open-cut pit iron ore mine located 40 kilometres east of Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on the traditional lands of the Nyiyaparli people.

Jimblebar at a glance

The Jimblebar iron ore mine is a part of an 85:15 joint venture between BHP and Mitsui and ITOCHU. It is one of five mines and four processing hubs that make up Western Australia Iron Ore – an integrated system of joint ventures connecting 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities.
2021Jimblebar achieved record production.
1stJimblebar is home to BHP’s first fully autonomous truck operation.
2.5kmOur iron ore trains are over 2.5km (264 ore cars) long.

The rollout of BHP’s first fully autonomous haul truck fleet at Jimblebar was completed in 2017 resulting in reduced risk exposure to driving-related hazards, improved productivity and an opportunity for our workforce to gain new skills.

JimbelbarPile 2021

Iron ore

Iron ore is integral to the steel-making process and one of the most sought after commodities in the world.