Port Hedland is an extraordinary city. The banner in the tourist center claims that it is the economic center of Australia. And the amount of stuff exported here is phenomenal. And so the city is rich. Mining Rich. And much richer than Mount Isa. Rio Tinto and BHP-Billiton export out of this part of Australia. Like at Mount Isa everything seems to be sponsored by the company. But there's obviously more money this side of the country.