Billion dollar business: Aussies striking it rich in iron ore | 60 Minutes Australia

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There's no doubt it's boom time in the golden west but to most of us it seems so out of reach. All those staggering figures - millions of tonnes, billions of dollars. It's enough to make you dizzy. All very fine for BHP, but what's in it for ordinary families? How can they get their slice of the action? Well, for a start, there are jobs galore out west. And soon, there'll be thousands more. If you're lucky, a couple of years work could set you up for life. But, be warned, it can be rough out there. Rough and very, very rewarding.