A grand heritage-listed building erected during Western Australia's first gold rush is at risk of becoming the victim of the latest boom by falling into a huge mine pit, the local shire council says.
The Great Fingall Mine office was built in Cue, 650 kilometres north-east of Perth, around 1902, but the adjoining mine has grown since reopening.
The abandoned office, described as one of the most magnificent in the region, now sits about 10 metres from the edge of the working open-cut mine pit.
"Over time, gradually the erosion of that edge of that mine will lead to this building slipping into it," said council chief executive Rob Madson.
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