Glistening diamond-encrusted snake leaps off Perth Mint coin

Some of the more glamourous raw commodities to come out of Western Australian soil have been meticulously crafted into rare collectibles by the Perth Mint.

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WA’s most famous diamonds land at the world’s most famous jeweller 

More than two years after it produced the last of its iconic pink diamonds, WA’s world-famous Argyle mine is still achieving firsts. 

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Weird space rock from 4.5 billion years ago points towards mining’s future

Meteorites originating from a dwarf planet that was likely destroyed more than 4.5 billion years ago might not seem to have much to do with modern mining...but they could well have big implications for its future. 

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Revived WA diamond mine produces its first stone

Nearly two years after the closure of the famous Argyle mine, another diamond mine in the Kimberley is celebrating a significant milestone. 

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WA company unearths world’s biggest pink diamond for centuries

The Kimberley's world-renowned Argyle mine may be a thing of the past but that hasn't stopped a WA company unearthing what is believed to be the biggest pink diamond discovered in the past 300 years.

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New coin incorporates WA’s ‘most valuable’ gem 

The pink diamonds may have stopped coming out of Argyle, but that doesn’t mean new uses aren’t being found for them.

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Jeff Haworth

Geology takes Jeff from the ‘Wild West’ to one of WA’s best-kept secrets

It’s not an exaggeration to say that when Jeff Haworth started out his career as a geologist, the WA mining and resources sector was almost unrecognisable to what it is now. 

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Last of Argyle’s pink diamonds in ’emotional’ Antwerp farewell

The last tender of Argyle pink diamonds has arrived in the world diamond capital of Antwerp for viewing by prospective bidders. 

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Rare Kimberley pink diamond sets Australian-record price

The Fitzpatrick Pink had originally been acquired after a visit to an Argyle display at the World Expo in Brisbane.

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The giant diamond found in Botswana

Giant diamond discovery ‘one of the biggest ever mined’

The impressive stone, measuring more than 1000 carats, was pulled from the 'Prince of Mines.'

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