Iron ore mining in Western Australia, in the financial year 2008 09, accounted for 47 percent of .. The Jimblebar mine is part of another expansion project, launched in 2010 and aimed at increasing production from the Pilbara mines to 240 .. Of the 42 fatalities, 29 have occurred at the surface and 13 in underground mining.
One of Australia's largest open cut coal mines, BHP Billiton's Mt Arthur Coal mine, . The two main types of underground mining in NSW are bord and pillar and longwall mining. . A newer technique is block caving, where mineral ores like gold and . Located at Northparkes Mines, it is part of Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future.