Pioneer of the
Australian Iron Ore
Industry

Welcome to
HANCOCK PROSPECTING

The most successful private company ever in Australia’s history, and one of the most successful private mining companies in the world.

Built on a long and special history of investing and risk taking in Australia, Hancock Prospecting is an independent, privately owned Australian company that has a proud history with the Pilbara and the iron ore sector, and is one of the longest continuous owners of cattle stations in Australia.

Latest News

Hancock exec says Cook’s California dream may mean higher emissions

The head of projects at Hancock Prospecting says a plan to make Western Australia the “California of Australia” was riddled with regulatory shortcomings that will hold back the transition to green steel. Sanjiv Manchanda, one of the most senior executives inside Gina Rinehart’s private mining group, said WA Premier Roger Cook’s magnetite gamble was attractive to Hancock but needed fiscal and legislative support to be realised.

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MACA secures iron-clad contract

MACA has locked in a major contract at Atlas Iron’s Miralga Creek iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The mining, civil and mineral processing contractor will provide mining and drill and blast services at the mine, continuing a 15-year partnership between the companies.

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Notices on fake social media posts encouraging investment in scams

VETERANS 4
JOBS

“Hancock Prospecting is built on good Australian values where loyalty and performance are rewarded. Our vision is to create pathways to business and employment opportunity for veterans and ex military across Hancock Prospecting, That the veterans feel valued and preferentially treated when they approach us and that we create a real sense of recognition of military service to the country for which they served which for the majority will be Australia.”

Hancock Prospecting Executive Chairperson,
Gina Rinehart AO

Building an exceptional future

We are committed to developing opportunities for women across our operation.  Join us to continue building an exceptional future for our great nation, and to set yourself up now and into the future.

Future Australian
Jobs

We have varied and exciting career opportunities across our mining and agricultural businesses. To join one of Australia’s most successful private company, head to www.futureaustralianjobs.com for more information.

Major
Highlights

Rinehart crowned Business Person of the Year

“Under Mrs Rinehart’s leadership, Hancock Prospecting has been transformed from a company facing a parlous financial position in 1992, when she became executive chairman, to Australia’s most successful private company,” Hancock Prospecting said. “On behalf of the Hancock Prospecting executive team and staff, congratulations Mrs Rinehart on this well-earned recognition for your hard work, dedication, and leadership. Hancock Prospecting, and indeed Australia, would not be what it is today without you.”

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The Australian Financial Review names its Business Person of the Year

Gina Rinehart has capped an extraordinary year of deal-making across the mining, energy, agribusiness and retail sectors by being named The Australian Financial Review Business Person of the Year at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday evening. The annual AFR Business Person of the Year list recognises Australia’s top leaders, builders, pioneers and stirrers – and Mrs Rinehart could meet all four criteria. Her Hancock Prospecting empire, which is the biggest private company in the country by some margin, delivered another record year of shipments from its Roy Hill iron ore mine, with robust iron ore prices driving profits to more than $5 billion. The company has a staggering $38 billion in assets on its balance sheet, propelling Mrs Rinehart to the top of The Australian Financial Review’s Rich List for the fourth straight year.

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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.
LANG HANCOCK
Hancock Prospecting Founder