Rio Tinto starts mining in the Pilbara, opening its first iron ore mine at Mount Tom Price. Since then, its ever-growing iron ore business has come to include 16 iron ore mines as well as privately owned infrastructure including a 1,700 kilometre rail network – all to facilitate the extraction and export of resources. It has also come to include the destruction of cultural heritage, such as the 47,000 year old sacred site in Juukan Gorge, only 60 km from Tom Price.