The range includes large iron ore deposits that produce a large portion of Australia`s iron ore exports. It is mainly associated with the ongoing iron formation. [11] [12] [13] The major iron producers in Western Australia have mines, communes and railways along the mountain. [14] Rio Tinto operates several iron ore mines within the mountain, including Mount Tom Price, Marandoo, Brockman, Channar, West Angelas, Mesa A Mine and Paraburdoo. Each year, more than 100 million tonnes of iron ore are extracted from the range. [15] In 1999, a small area inside Hamersley was called according to the Hancock family who were pioneers in the area, Hancock Range. The Hancock Mountains are located east of Karijini National Park, in an area of vast valleys and peaks that stretch for nearly 1,200 meters. The Hancock Range is located near Mulga Downs Station, a Property of the Hancock family where Lang Hancock is buried. [3] The road extends from the Fortescue River to the northeast, 460 kilometres to the south. The mountain contains the highest point in Western Australia, Mount Meharry, which reaches about 1,249 meters of AHD. There are many eroded gorges, like the Wittenoom Gorge.

The 20 highest peaks in Western Australia are in the Hamersley Range. [4] Mountain peaks include Mount Bruce (1234 metres, Mount Nameless/Jarndunmunha (1,115 metres), Mount Reeder Nichols (1,109 metres (3 Mount Samson (1.107 M), Mount Truchanas (1,148 m) and Tom Mount Price (775 M) (1,100 m). [5] Hamersley Range is a mountainous region of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. On June 6, 1861, he was named by explorer Francis Thomas Gregory after Edward Hamersley, a prominent promoter of his exploratory expedition to the northwest. [1] The Juukan Gorge is located within the mountain ranges, about 60 kilometres from the mining town of Tom Price, as well as Karijini National Park. Karijini National Park (formerly Hamersley National Park), one of Australia`s largest national parks, is located in the centre of the mountain. Versions of this law (including consolidations, reprints and “as passed” versions) Please note: The link to this page has been updated to law_a391.html. A cave in the Juukan Gorge, about 60 kilometres from Tom Price, was one of the oldest in the western Pilbara region and the only inland region in Australia to show signs of continued human occupation through the Ice Age. [6] Subsidiary legislation under this Act (current versions).