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.
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).