Giant wind turbines to power major WA nickel processing operations

A wind farm with turbines measuring 200m in height is set to help provide the power requirements of three of BHP’s major nickel processing operations in WA. 

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Port Hedland left feeling dusty as ex-Tropical Cyclone Anika sweeps across the Pilbara

Port Hedland experienced a wild and woolly Tuesday afternoon as areas of the Pilbara remain on alert for the impact of ex-Tropical Cyclone Anika. 

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The Pilbara – beautiful one moment, apocalyptic skies the next 

Pilbara towns and mine sites are used to expecting some of the unexpected during wet season – but the past few weeks have been particularly fruitful for storm chasers and weather watchers. 

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‘It’s like mining…only in reverse’

Geoff Dyer’s career journey provides a neat little illustration of the changing face and nature of mining in WA over the past few decades. 

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Aussie tech could help mining’s rubber bounce back into something useful

There could soon be a commercial scale option to turn used mining tyres into something useful, in a very cyclical kind of way. 

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Half-centuries up as Pilbara swelters in record-breaking heat

It’s been a stinking hot and record-breaking day in WA’s iron ore country, with two Pilbara locations reaching the rarely achieved 50-degree mark.

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Rio Tinto takes aim at electric train fleet for the Pilbara

The trains will be recharged at purpose-built stations at ports or mines and will also be capable of producing additional energy through a regenerative brake system.

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Legs aplenty as world’s first true millipede is found in WA mining hole

You could try counting the legs on this creature - but it would take you a VERY long time!

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Meet Flora – the home-grown machine aiding world-class mining rehab in WA

Spend a summer’s day in Eneabba and it’s pretty easy to see why rehabilitation of native vegetation can be a challenging gig. 

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The old WA mine that’s become a tourist hot spot

The mine formerly known as Western Five has undergone a stunning transformation since it closed in 1996.

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