On the shoulder of giants
Broken Hill is behind the rise of some of the world’s largest mining companies, like BHP (Broken Hill Proprietary), Rio Tinto, and Pasminco.
Discovered by boundary rider and prospector Charles Rasp in 1883, Broken Hill contains one of the world’s largest silver, lead, and zinc deposits. The ore seam is known as the Line of Lode and it continues to be mined today. With the average life span of most mines being around 20 years, the continuous operation of more than 130 years in large-scale mining in Broken Hill is unique.