‘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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The WA tech company aiming to make mining and resources a meta place 

RemSense and Steven Brown started out in the drone photography business - but soon realised they were headed somewhere far more exciting.

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How a piece of US rail history found an unlikely new life in the Pilbara

The story of the Silver Star starts out in the midwest of the United States in the late 1930s, when rail was still a dominant mode of cross-country passenger transport.

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Search for an Aussie dunny morphs into a mining safety tool

Like a lot of Australian stories, this one starts with a search for a toilet – but with far wider reaching ramifications than anyone could initially have predicted. 

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‘Ghosts of the Goldfields’ no apparition for mine site miscreants

The Gold Stealing Detection Unit has been around for 114 years and remains a very necessary part of WA's mining landscape.

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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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White Christmas on WA mine site thanks to surprise roo arrival

There's unlikely to be any December snow in arid WA - but this might be the next coolest thing.

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100kg of pork, 800 rooms and 6000 pieces of linen: life managing a remote WA mine camp

With the nearest major regional centre more than 300km away, keeping a mining village ticking over is no easy feat.

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Food at Tropicana mine site

How much food do you need to keep a mining camp going?

The kitchen at AngloGold Ashanti's Tropicana mine runs a crew of eight chefs around the clock just to keep workers fed.

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WA’s Solar MacGyver won’t stop pushing the boundaries

Dave Sharp doesn't mind at all if you compare him to the hero from one of the 1980s' most iconic TV series.

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