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Daniel Tucker Carey Mining

Meet the man and company chasing mining’s ‘impossible dream’

Twenty five years ago in WA's Goldfields, Daniel Tucker started what would become Australia's biggest Aboriginal-owned company. But he now has his sights set on even bigger goals.

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‘Instant’ Aussie diamonds could provide a cutting edge on mine sites

Just as Superman once made coal into diamonds with his bare hands, Australian scientists have found a way to produce diamonds at room temperature.

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Willy willy in the Pilbara

‘Hold onto your hats’: wild willy-willy caught on camera in the Pilbara

Most people who have driven through the Pilbara have looked out the window and seen a willy-willy. But this takes it to another level!

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Rare earths are an important part of WA's mining future

What are rare earth metals and where have I seen them before?

The rare part of their name might be a misnomer - but they are going to be important parts of all of our futures.

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Argyle Pink Diamonds

Last of the iconic pink diamonds emerges from Argyle

It's a gem that's instantly associated with WA's Kimberley. But the path to mining diamonds in our north wasn't always smooth.

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WA Student Scientist of the Year Morgan Cox

Rock star: how Morgan swapped goalkeeping for a career chasing hidden craters

As a talented junior soccer player, Morgan Cox initially planned on a career in sports science. But a long-standing fascination with rocks sparked a move into geology.

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MiCone Australia

Going global: WA drillers and blasters set to take bright idea to the world

A stunningly simple but effective invention could be about to provide a solution to one of mining's long-standing safety risks.

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BHP Nickel West

Throwing the carbon sink at greenhouse gas emissions?

BHP is investigating whether the use of technology at its Mount Keith tailings dam could speed up a natural process that already offsets the equivalent of the yearly emissions from some 15,000 cars.

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Mining exploration

WA mining exploration hits five-year high…with more to come

The announcement comes as a seven-year program is launched to unearth undiscovered mineral deposits across Australia.

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NASA image of the moon

NASA wants moon rocks….and it’s prepared to pay for them

The space agency wants to land people on the moon by 2024 and says mineral discoveries will be a key part of that.

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