EXPLORING. DEVELOPING. DELIVERING.

Atlas is an Australian owned iron ore company, mining and exporting direct shipping ore from its operations in WA’s Pilbara region.

ATLAS. LIKE NO ONE ELSE IN THE PILBARA.

We have an agile and responsive operating model, focused on smaller deposits that allow us to drive mutual benefits for communities and stakeholders.

WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD.

Between our Mt Webber Operations, Sanjiv Ridge and Miralga Creek Projects, as well as our active exploration projects, we’re expanding into exciting new areas for the future.

Life at Atlas Iron

Atlas people have an indomitable spirit. We are resilient, determined, courageous and passionate.

We work as an integrated, agile and close-knit team that is focused on excellence in everything we do across our multiple operations in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Our team consists of people from a diverse range of professional and technical backgrounds.

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Our Company

Atlas explores, develops and exports quality Pilbara iron ore like no one else.

We are proud of our operating model, which allowing us to be agile and dynamic. Working in a seamless and integrated way with our operating partners, our niche expertise creates sustainable value for our customers and communities through working with smaller deposits. We are currently a 9 Mtpa operation and in the process of expanding into new areas as a proud part of the Hancock Prospecting Group.

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Our Responsibility

Our social, safety and environmental responsibilities guide our choices and action at Atlas.

We approach mining with a view for the future. Western Australia’s Pilbara region is an extraordinary place, and we want to help keep it that way. We’re proud of our standing as an ethical company, and every decision and action we make at Atlas takes into consideration the value of the social and natural environment in which we operate.
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National Mining Day 2022

Latest News

Long-awaited 2021 Prospect Awards return

The 2021 Australian Mining Prospect Awards were finally held in Brisbane following COVID-related delays. Roy Hill’s iron ore mine in the Pilbara has taken home Australian Mine of the Year at the 2021 Prospect Awards. The Hard Rock Mine of the Year also went to Roy Hill’s iron ore operation, while Hancock Prospecting executive chair Gina Rinehart was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. “Secondly, a huge congratulations to the other finalists iCutter Industries and Atlas Iron. This really is an award where everyone wins as this work is so important to not only the business and First Nation’s businesses but it’s creating a better Australia for everyone.

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Absentee overload

An explosion of COVID-19 cases in WA is intensifying staffing woes, directly impacting businesses which continue to bear the brunt of skills shortages. As cases soared to a record high of 17,000 on Wednesday — well above the original peak prediction of 10,000 — businesses were left grappling with a surge in virus-related absenteeism. Some are optimistic conditions will improve from here as the case load comes down. However, others are anticipating further disruptions as potential new strains emerge. WA’s resources sector has also acutely felt the impacts of absenteeism.

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Magnetite back in favour with Rinehart | Gina Rinehart interest suggests magnetite iron ore is no boom-time folly

In the last month, Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and Atlas Iron have joined the magnetite fray, a significant sign industry sentiment towards magnetite is changing. Atlas chief executive Sanjiv Manchada says the decision to reconsider developing magnetite projects came after Hancock acquired Atlas in 2018 and set about fully reviewing the company’s full suite of potential projects, including Ridley – floated as a potential development worth $3bn in 2009, but abandoned soon afterwards. “If anyone can do it, we believe Hancock can do it because we are good at developing projects – we are good at managing cost and schedule, the deliverables and understanding the risk.”

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Group Executive News

Australian Mining Prospect Awards | Lifetime Achievement Award | Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

Hancock Prospecting's executive chairman, the Hon Dr Gina Rinehart AO, was announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Prospect Awards. The Lifetime Achievement award recognises an individual who has contributed to the mining industry through their entire career. It is the most prestigious individual recognition award within the Prospect Awards and is determined through recommendations made by the judging panel. "On accepting this award I'd like to pay tribute to everyone in our industry. We are at our core nationbuilding, mining is the backbone of Australia," Rinehart said. "When mining does well, so does Australia." Hancock's majority-owned Roy Hill was also recognised on the night, winning Australian Mine of the Year and Hard Rock Mine of the Year. "Let's celebrate that mining contributes more to our nation than any other industry."

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Sky News | Chris Smith interviews Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

Hancock Prospecting Executive Chairwoman Gina Rinehart says she does not think either major party leader is “sufficiently across” what she sees as Australia’s “two most important issues”. Ms Rinehart told Sky News host Chris Smith that one of these issues is defence. “I repeatedly say, if we don’t have our country, what do we have? “And the second one is the economy, the economy is so important, it’s what drives living standards, it’s what drives jobs, it’s what drives revenue, it’s what drives opportunities.

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WA continues to be the Regina George of the Federation

Handing down his second state budget as Treasurer, Premier Mark McGowan proudly showed off an Apple Wallet with a balance of $5.7bn. The eye watering operating budget surplus is not the biggest in history. Last year the state - better known for shunning visitors and stunning sunsets - banked $5.8bn as the rest of the country was in and out of Covid lockdowns. Where did WA find all that cash? In the ground and from around Australia. Iron ore keeps WA's books in the black.

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