Awe-inspiring mining operations
West of Karijini National Park, 300 km inland from North West Coastal Highway. This is a typical company town, owned lock stock and barrel by Hammersley Iron. It may be no cultural centre, but the massive extent of the mining operations is as awe-inspiring as many a work of art. Basically, these operations consist of digging up a 1,000-m-high mountain (which consists entirely of iron ore) and shipping it to the coast in 3-km-long railway trains – see photo. Christo covers mountains in a sheet and calls it art: Hammersley knocks them down and calls it business.
Good as an alternative base for exploring the Karijini National Park.