Sad demise for the giant plane which captivated WA

The Antonov An-225 drew tens of thousands of spectators when it touched down in Perth in 2016.

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‘Never experienced anything like it’: ex-Cyclone Anika whips through WA mine site

The former cyclone was still packing plenty of punch as it wound its way through the Pilbara interior.

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‘I didn’t know what I was applying for…I just wanted a job’

Twenty years after having no idea what he wanted to do with his life, Michael Worthington is now a major employer in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Kyal Randazzo

How an unexpected cadetship opened up the world

The past three years have been quite the journey for Port Hedland's Kyal Randazzo.

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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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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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