Pioneer of the
Australian Iron Ore


One of Australia’s most successful, privately-owned companies that has a long and important association with the Pilbara, West Australia and the iron ore and agriculture sectors. The Group continues to diversify into key industries to support the company’s future.

Latest News

Vale and Asian miner seek Brazil nod to fast-track mine project

Mining giant Vale SA and an Asian-owned metals producer are among the first to tap a Brazilian program that aims to cut red tape and speed up mining projects in the South American nation.

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Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill to make history with first battery-powered electric locomotive to operate in Pilbara

Roy Hill is set to be the first Pilbara miner to use a battery-powered electric locomotive to transport its iron ore to port. The Gina Rinehart-controlled company has bought the newest version of the FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive which has an energy capacity of 7 megawatt hours from US-based manufacturer Wabtec. Roy Hill chief executive Gerhard Veldsman said the company was committed to transforming the next generation of transportation by adopting advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency, lower operating costs and improve its rail and mining network.

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Gina Rinehart recognised via prestigious philanthropy award

Queensland Community Foundation Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Achievement. Mrs Rinehart was announced as the 2021 award winner at a special lunch held in Brisbane on 10 September. The award was accepted on Mrs Rinehart’s behalf by her nominee Courtney Talbot.

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Mrs Gina Rinehart & Dawn Fraser Speeches

Video from AOC & QLD Premier's Welcome Home Dinner.

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Tokyo 2020 Games | Paralympics closing ceremony

Gallery of images from this wonderful event.

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Atlas Iron awards unprecedented contract for Indigenous business

“We are so delighted to be sharing this vision with the Nyamal people, specifically via EWP which is the culmination of a long held desire from Troy’s grandfather to access economic benefits for his people. “We understand it is the first partnership between a company like ours and a Traditional Owner business, to conduct mining services on their own lands.”

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Major Highlights

When Mining does well, Australia does well.

Hancock Prospecting Group companies, Roy Hill and Atlas Iron, joined together to promote all that our industry does for our country. Video preview at post.

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Another honour for Mrs Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, HPPL, Roy Hill, S.Kidman & Co

“Gina Rinehart is a great advocate for the Australian mining industry, and a very worthy inductee to the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame for 2020.” This recognition follows Mrs Rinehart’s receipt of the GJ Stokes Memorial Award at Diggers and Dealers in October, the second only person and first female to win the trifecta of awards at diggers and dealers.

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We support WA Jobs for recovery.

The Hancock Prospecting Group, in the lead up to National Mining and Related Industries Day and National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, has been actively promoting the important role of primary industries in our great State and Country.

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Minerals are not like crops of wheat or wool that grow every year. You have got to find more each year and more each decade if Australia’s standards of living are to continue.
Hancock Prospecting Founder

We are investing in Australian jobs and look forward to you joining with us to continue to build prosperity for our great nation, and to set yourself up now and into the future.