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


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


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.


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.

Latest News

How COVID-19 could ‘incapacitate’ WA FIFO camps after February 5

Miners could face the end of two years of prosperity where they remained almost untouched by COVID-19 within Premier Mark McGowan’s fortress WA when the state opens up in three weeks. Curtin University infectious disease expert Archie Clements likened WA’s isolated mining fly-in fly-out camps to islands that were “very vulnerable places during pandemics.” “They are good at keeping infection out, but if the infection gets in it tends to sweep through the entire population and incapacitate them,” he said.

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Iron ore was a game of two halves in 2021. There’s reason for both pessimism and optimism in 2022

If ever there was a game of two halves it was iron ore in 2021. The first half of the year was something we’ve never seen before and may never see againProfits and dividends went through the roof. Australia’s biggest five iron ore miners — BHP (ASX:BHP), Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO), Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG), Roy Hill and Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) paid out $59.5 billion for the year to June 30. Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, banked $3.92 billion from Roy Hill alone, after the 60Mtpa miner delivered $5.6b to shareholders. Hancock Prospecting’s Atlas Iron business, on death’s door as a listed entity a few years ago, raked in more than $900 million profit as Hancock declared a $7.3 billion profit — a record for a private company and larger than three of the four big banks.

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Prospect Awards finalists exhibit mining’s best

Finalists in 2021 include Atlas Iron, iCutter Industries and Sandvik. Atlas Iron attracted plenty of attention for its record-breaking contract to Indigenous business East-West Pilbara (EWP) for load and haul, and drill and blast services for the new Miralga Creek mine in Western Australia. The Hancock Prospecting subsidiary saw EWP as the best choice for the job as it is directly connected to the Traditional Owners of the land on which Miralga Creek will operate, the Nyamal people.

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Group Executive News

Rinehart progresses Hardey iron ore

“I am particularly delighted that Hancock is joining forces with Boawu, the largest steelmaker in the world,” Hancock executive chairman Gina Rinehart said. “Whilst Hancock already has a long-standing successful partnership with POSCO through our Roy Hill mega project, and a great relationship with Chinese companies who helped us deliver the outstanding Roy project, we look forward to enjoying the same successes as we work with Boawu and our friends at AMCI through the studies, development and operations of the Hardey project.”

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Rinehart backs carbon tech play

A TECHNOLOGY that uses renewable energy-powered electrolysis at low temperature to convert carbon dioxide into reusable carbon and oxygen has been backed by Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting. Called Carbelec, the technology is being developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne. Those researchers claim the technology could be a game changer for steel makers.

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Infrastructure Deal Could Help Mineral Resources Develop Marillana

Mineral Resources' infrastructure agreement with Roy Hill and Hancock Prospecting could enable the ASX-listed miner to develop stranded iron-ore resources such as its Marillana project, Macquarie says. "A development of Marillana and the infrastructure agreement presents upside risk to our base-case earnings and valuation for MIN," says Macquarie, which doesn't factor that project into its base case for Mineral Resources at present

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