Hamersley Range


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Hamersley Range

(ˈhæməzlɪ)
n
(Placename) a mountain range in N Western Australia: iron-ore deposits. Highest peak: 1236 m (4056 ft)
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The Hamersley range, Pilbara region of Western Australia has rich deposits of hematite ore which normally contains 56-62% iron.
The search for new water sources to drive agriculture and industry growth in the State s north has been boosted with the discovery of a potential 30 gigalitres a year of water in the Pilbara s Hamersley Range.
The results of recent excavations in two rockshelters in the Hamersley Range, presented here by Slack, Fillios and Fullagar, provide new data for ongoing discussions about patterns of residential mobility by Pilbara populations during the Last Glacial Maximum.
The Korean steel mill used iron mined on aboriginal lands in the Hamersley Range of Western Australia.
1983 Introduction to Hamersley Range National Park in B.
As would be expected, extensive trade networks occurred across the Hamersley Range and into the Western Desert, and ethnographic evidence suggests the trading of artefacts and ceremonies inland from the coast.
Despite 20 years of intensive archaeological work (mostly consulting projects including over 50 excavations with more than 100 radiocarbon dates, see Slack 2008), this antiquity has only recently been surpassed with age estimates for excavations at Djadjiling at Hope Downs in the eastern Hamersley Range, indicating possible occupation of at least 35,159 [+ or -] 537 years BP (Morse, this issue, Table 1).
Data from excavations throughout the Hamersley Range (inland Pilbara) point to the introduction of such in the early second millennium BC.
Gina's story started in 1952, two years before her birth, when, on a flight to Perth, Lang identified that the Hamersley Ranges contained iron ore deposits which eventually provided the royalties from Hamersley Iron that made his fortune.
According to mining legend he was flying his wife Hope (Gina's mother) in a small plane through a rain storm in the Pilbara's Hamersley Ranges and noticed the 'rust' on the side of the mountain.
Inland sites in the Hamersley Ranges also reveal some evidence of occupation during this period (Brown 1987; Veth 2002).