Mining giant BHP has reported damage to a culturally significant site in Western Australia’s iron ore-rich Pilbara region, months after Rio Tinto drew international criticism for destroying ancient rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.
- BHP has reported damage to a culturally significant Aboriginal site in the Pilbara
- It comes a year after Rio Tinto faced international condemnation for the destruction of Juukan Gorge
- Banyjima traditional owners are working with BHP to investigate the cause
BHP President for Minerals Australia Edgar Basto said the company discovered fallen rocks near its mining operations on Banyjima land in January, but he said it was unclear whether mining caused the damage.
“On 29 January 2021, as part of monitoring in…