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.
66,801 ktBHP Groups share of production in FY23
1stJimblebar is home to BHP’s first fully autonomous truck operation.
2.5kmOur iron ore trains are over 2.5km (264 ore cars) long.

Data and technology, including automation and artificial intelligence, are further unlocking growth opportunities and enhancing our operating performance, enabling us to be safer, more efficient and more sustainable. We’re using autonomous trucks at some of our sites across Western Australia and Queensland and extending this to Spence and Escondida. At Jimblebar and Newman, truck automation has resulted in a 90 per cent reduction in heavy vehicle safety risks. 

JimbelbarPile 2021

Iron ore

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