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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From open pits and evaporation ponds to inviting countryside

In the picturesque landscape of WA's South West, mineral sands miner Iluka has undertaken a rehabilitation project that is genuinely world-class.

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Researchers find four-billion-year-old piece of Earth’s crust under WA’s South West 

Here's something extra to think about next time you head down south.

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Battery made of sand points at ‘dirt cheap’ energy options

WA has plenty of sun and wind and an abundance of dirt – so what are the chances that a battery made of sand ends up being a part of our energy future? 

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Like father, like daughter as first Rail Academy intake graduates

The first 60 members of BHP’s Pilbara Rail Academy are set to graduate – with a special father-daughter story among them. 

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Genuine cold snap hits the Pilbara after flooding rain

The weather system that dumped several months’ worth of rain on some Pilbara towns has also turned the region decidedly cold – even in comparison with the South West of the State.

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Pilbara now home to Australia’s biggest undeveloped open pit gold deposit 

It might still be “iron ore country” to many people but WA’s Pilbara continues to emerge as a current and future source of gold.

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WA mine site worker reels in monster catch, feeds colleagues 

A WA mine site worker is soaking up his moment in the sun after catching a bass grouper that weighed more than 50kg. 

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Pilbara towns cop a year’s worth of rain in a fortnight, record ‘coldest’ days

It’s supposed to be the start of dry season in WA’s north but don’t try telling that to any of the Pilbara towns that have been deluged by rain in the second half of May.

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Mining volunteers step up to help one of their own in snake bite emergency

When Megan Brouwer accompanied her family on a hiking trip in Karijini National Park, the last thing she expected was to be bitten by one of Australia's most venomous snakes. But the surprises didn't stop there.

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