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Fortescue Metals to challenge Pilbara native title ruling

An aerial view of stackers load crushed iron ore onto a stockpile at the ore processing facility at Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland in the Pilbara region, Western Australia, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2013. Fortescue Metals Group has achieved first production of its 40 million tonne per annum (mtpa) ore processing facility at its Kings mine at Solomon, the final component of its expansion to distribute 155 mtpa in 2014. Photographer: Sergio Dionisio/Bloomberg

Yesterday, the Federal Court ruled that exclusive native rights to the land on which Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon Hub mine in WA’s Pilbara region. This is a decision which is expected to see an appeal by the group, who could be forced to pay millions of dollars in compensation.

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