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Cultural Heritage

The areas we operate on hold significance to many. We acknowledge our Indigenous people and the cultural, spiritual and physical connections they have with land, water, plants and animals.

What is cultural heritage?

Cultural heritage is not limited to material objects like drawings, sculptures, buildings, documents, or instruments.

Cultural heritage includes immaterial elements such as traditions, oral history, performing arts, social practices, traditional craftsmanship, representations, rituals, knowledge and skills transmitted from generation to generation within a community.

Cultural heritage implies a shared connection, our belonging to a community. It represents our history and our identity; our bond to the past, our present, and the future.

How do we protect it?

Prior to any mining activity we undertake comprehensive cultural and environmental studies to increase our understanding of an area.

Working with local people, we identify and actively avoid disturbance to cultural heritage sites. We engage with scientists, archaeologists, universities, government and Indigenous organisations to better preserve cultural heritage and minimise our impact.

We work towards minimal disturbance and immediate rehabilitation. Where possible, we also assist Indigenous peoples in maintaining access to sites of cultural significance for connection and customary practices.

Throughout our operations we consult and work in unison with Traditional Owners, seeking their guidance and approval.

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