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A look inside small iron ore rush

The lure of iron ore selling for more than US$100 a tonne has sparked a stampede at the small end of the Australian mining industry with at least 10 projects being dusted off to catch the price before it retreats when Brazil's mines return to full production.

A look inside small iron ore rush A look inside small iron ore rush A look inside small iron ore rush A look inside small iron ore rush A look inside small iron ore rush

Sun is shining again for small iron ore companies - but for how long?

Not only are dormant and sidelined mines such as Roper Bar and Corunna Downs being revitalised but projects consigned to baskets marked too hard or too small are being dusted off.