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Rio Tinto blasts 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine

Mining company was given permission to blast Juukan Gorge cave, which provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day traditional owners

A sacred site in Western Australia that showed 46,000 years of continual occupation and provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day…

  • Calla Wahlquist
  • The Guardian

The cave in Juukan Gorge the Hammersley Ranges, about 60km from Mt Tom Price, is one of the oldest in the western Pilbara region and the only…

It was blasted along with another sacred site on Sunday.

Mining company Rio Tinto received ministerial consent to destroy or damage the…

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