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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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Small scale Tanzanite miner becomes overnight millionaire

A small scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing $4.9 million worth of Tanzanite stones. The artisanal miner, Saniniu Laizer scored the big payday from the country’s mining ministry for two massive gemstones that had a combined weight of 15kg (9.2kg and 5.8kg), the biggest ever found. The father of 30 […]

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How the resource sector has changed since 1991

The resource sector has changed considerably in the last 30 years. In 1991 gold was by far the number one resource contributing to the economy of Western Australia. As you can see from the chart below, things started to change with the mining boom at the start of the new millennium. China’s rise as a […]

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Western Australian gold mines from the air

The abstract colours and shapes created by gold mines in the Goldfields, Mid-West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.

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Western Australian iron ore mines from the air

The abstract colours and shapes created by iron ore miners in the Pilbara and Kimberly regions of Western Australia.

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Oil Change

How does a heavy duty diesel mechanic change 250 litres of oil? Watch this video to find out.

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From rocks to rubber, how silicon is made

Modern life would be very different without silicon.

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Automation for a new generation

Robotics, coding, and automation are just a few of the skills that Year 5 and 6 students will be taught under an Australia-first pilot program to be rolled out in the Pilbara in February 2020. The Digital Technologies pilot was officially launched by Premier Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Minister for Education and Training, Hon Sue […]

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