Greg Almighty Iron Ore
Public Art: Greg Almighty
Also Known As : The New Force
Description: A 12 tonne chuck of iron ore from
Fortescue's Cloudbreak mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Date Unveiled: The enormous boulder was unveiled on
the 27th of October, 2011.
Location: Greg Almighty is located outside the
Fortescue Mining Company's office at 87 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, Western Australia.
The New Force
This 12 tonne iron ore boulder epitomises the enduring spirit and determination of the people who made
and are making he Fortescue a Company we are all proud of. It comes from Fortescue's flagship mine,
Cloudbreak, which is 1,332 kilometers from here in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Its iron
ore mineralisation is part of the Marra Mamba Iron formation , typical of the Pilbara.
Cloudbreak was discovered in 2004 by Fortescue and this rock is displayed so that the natural layers
are orientated the same state as when it sat naturally in the ground.
Unlike most major companies , all of the Fortescue's billions of tonnes of iron ore comes from its new
A piece of this rock was sent to the laboratory and the following grades were returned :
2.99% Loss On Ignition
66.0% Calcined Iron
Mining commenced in 2008 and at the time of erecting this statue, 120 million tonnes of Cloudbreak and
Christmas Creek iron ore has been exported through Fortescue's Herb Elliot Port, laying the foundation
for a new great Australian Company.
This rock was placed here on the 27th of October 2011 and its affectionately called Greg Almighty.
Acknowledgement : Thank
you to Simon James for supplying the photograph.