Tom Price Mine
Tom Price Mine information
An ugly scar to some, an awe-inspiring testament to the industrial revolution to others, there's no doubting the sheer impact of Tom Price. This is what it looks like when you find a mountain of iron, cut it up into small lumps and ship it away.
The first mine to be established in the Hamersley Ranges, Tom Price is still the largest and most significant in the region. Producing more than a quarter of Hamersley iron's annual output of 76.5 million tonnes of ore, the mine is named for the American engineer whose enthusiasm first led to the development of the massive Pilbara deposits. Tours leave daily during the peak months between April and October and are arranged for groups of at least six people, leaving from the visitors' centre in town.