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BHP reports damage to Aboriginal heritage site near Pilbara iron ore mine

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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 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…



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