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BHP, traditional owners probe Pilbara heritage site damage after rockfall

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Traditional owners in Western Australia’s Pilbara region are investigating damage to an Aboriginal heritage site at a BHP iron ore mine.

The rock shelter, a registered heritage site on Banjima country, was disrupted by a rockfall which was identified by BHP at its Mining Area C operations in late January.

It is not yet known whether mining activity caused the disturbance.

BHP advised Banjima traditional owners of the incident and agreed to launch a joint investigation to determine the cause…



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