The first metal mines in Australia started back in the 1840’s, and by 1850 exports earned more than Australia’s combined exports of wool and wheat. Today mining in Western Australia, together with the petroleum industry, accounts for over 40% of Australia’s income from ALL exports. Iron ore is the most important commodity, accounting for over half of sales in the state’s mineral and petroleum sector.
With mining commodity prices fluctuating, there is pressure on companies to make savings. One significant way is to increase the automation of the mining vehicles.
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