More cultural heritage threatened by miners…

Ochre mines are pretty rare, many known only to indigenous elders, anthropologists, archaeologists and geologists. They would ALL be very significant sites for indigenous culture and heritage, and miners should never contemplate their destruction.

Personally, I only know of one, and that is at a significant site in the Great Sandy Desert, also on a mining exploration lease.

www.abc.net.au

It’s believed to be home to the world’s oldest Aboriginal ochre mine but it’s situated in the middle of a vast and valuable mining province.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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