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Iron Knob

Iron Knob is the birthplace of the Australian steel industry.

Iron ore was first discovered here in the mid 18th century, but it was not until 1899 when BHP (BHP Billiton/BHP Steel) was granted iron ore leases that the true value of the rich high grade ore deposits were recognised. The mine operated for 99 years with 150 million tons being mined from the twin leases of Iron Knob and Iron Monarch.

Today Onesteel Whyalla Steelworks primarily operates from Iron Duke in the Middle Back Ranges.

Situated just off Highway One, Iron Knob is 50 kilometres north west of Whyalla. In Whyalla, you'll find plenty of opportunities for fishing, beach activities, diving and more. There's also a Maritime Museum and plenty of places to eat and stay.

Contact Details

Iron Knob
Lincoln Highway
Whyalla
South Australia 5600

Toll Free Number
+61 1800 088 589

Telephone
+61 (08) 8645 7900

Fax
+61 (08) 8645 3620

Mobile
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  • Iron Knob, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
  • Iron Knob, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
  • Iron Knob, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
  • Iron Knob, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
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