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Andrew Forrest to be inducted into the mining hall of fame

Fortescue Metals Group founder and current chairman Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest is ‘humbled’ by his pending induction into the Australian Prospectors and Miners’ Hall of Fame next month.

Mr Forrest will be inducted at a ceremony in Perth to be held in conjunction with the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies awards dinner on December 6.

The association said he would be recognised under the entrepreneurs and promoters, and directors and management categories for his vision, drive and knowledge of both the mining and financial markets and his determination to deliver social change through business growth.

The hall of fame honours miners and prospectors across the country from the 1800s to present day.

Mr Forrest, who founded Fortescue in the Pilbara in 2003 and grew it into the world’s lowest cost producer of seaborne iron ore to China, welcomed the honour.

Mr Forrest, who founded Fortescue in the Pilbara in 2003 and grew it into the world’s lowest cost producer of seaborne iron ore to China, welcomed the honour.

“It’s humbling to receive this honour from my peers in the mining industry, which has seen many outstanding innovators and entrepreneurs across the years, and has played such an important role in the history of our country,” he said.

“The many incredible people responsible for Fortescue Metals Group’s success all deserve a stake in this award.”

Hall of Fame chairman Chris Cairns said its honour roll was full of outstanding characters and their stories, which have driven the success of the industry.

“It is these remarkable stories which help to enliven the bare statistics which convey Australia’s mine production and its contribution to the national economy,” he said.

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