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“Sales are up thirty, forty percent this year alone,” he says.

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REUTERS/Tim Wimborne Most of the ore is dug in the 500,000-sq-km Pilbara region, one of the most inhospitable places in Australia, where hundreds of miles separate the few towns in the region.

Temperatures in the summer can exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

A typical train is about a mile long and consists of 300 cars hauling 24,000 metric tonnes of ore each hundreds of miles to Port Hedland or Port Dampier to waiting freighters.

On average a trainload leaves a mine every hour 24 hours a day.

However, a government ban on exporting iron ore dating back to 1938 out of fear Japan would use the ore to make steel weapons during World War 11 was in effect until 1961.

Hancock eventually sold his rights to the ore to big mining companies, retaining royalties worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year.PORT HEDLAND, Australia (Reuters) - After four days, Jason Manifis is three-quarters of the way through driving his weekly 1,100-mile loop around northwestern Australia, selling more frozen fish than ever to hungry iron-ore miners.A day earlier, workers blanketed in rust-red ore dust lined up 20 deep outside the giant Newman mine to buy shrimp, cod, barramundi or any of the dozen or so varieties of seafood Manifis carts around the outback each week in his refrigerated truck.Industry giants Rio Tinto Ltd/Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd/Plc accounted for 90 percent of the 300 million tonnes mined overall in the Pilbara last year.Both companies are earmarking billions of dollars to exploit new lodes and dig existing ones deeper to keep pace with China’s steel-hungry economy.“There wouldn’t have been much of a market for fish out here in the early days,” says Manifis, passing a frozen bag of shrimp to a customer..

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