Why a billion-dollar WA mining company is linked to the 31st US President

Any time two gold companies in WA announce a billion-dollar merger it’s a pretty big deal.  But this one has a special quirk.

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Who was St Barbara and why is she the patron saint of miners?

For the past 23 years Kalgoorlie has celebrated the St Barbara’s Festival. It has taken many forms, once celebrated with a gala ball, although always with a memorial service and a parade.

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You’ve probably never seen a mine like this before

There are greenfields mining developments and there are “green fields” projects – and then there is the Tampia Gold Mine, which is one of the few in Western Australia that can lay claim to being both. 

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Goldfields workers find new way to strike it rich

Mining is already pretty well regarded for providing healthy pay packets but a group of workers in the Goldfields has found a quite spectacular way to supplement their incomes. 

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At one stage there were 2400 people, now there’s just a single pub

If you ever wanted a physical depiction of the way ‘gold fever’ gripped and then deserted areas of WA in years gone by, then you probably don’t need to look much further than Broad Arrow. 

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The Goldfields pub that served Australia’s first counter meals

To the modern day consumer, the concept of eating a counter meal at a pub is hardly radical – in fact, we’re so spoiled for choice that you’d probably be disappointed if an establishment didn’t provide the option. 

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Kalgoorlie wakes to a shake for a different reason

Anyone who has ever lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder – or even visited – can tell you that it’s not unusual to feel WA’s best-known gold mining town shaking.  The iconic Super Pit blasts on a regular basis, with some of those being bigger and more spectacular than others.  But pre-dawn on Tuesday morning, Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents had […]

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DeGrey Pilbara

Potential for giant Pilbara gold mine just got even bigger 

A Pilbara deposit that has created headlines around the world is now poised to become one of Australia’s top-five producing gold mines. 

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Search for secrets of elusive dark matter takes scientists deep into Aussie gold mine

Late last month saw the opening of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), one of only two underground particle physics labs in the southern hemisphere

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Entire old mining town up for sale…including its pub! 

Australia is littered with old towns that sprung up to support mining operations and then contracted back to a shadow of their former selves – and now you have the chance to buy one, complete with its own pub. 

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