125 Years since gold was found in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

It’s been 125 years since gold was first discovered in Kalgoorlie and a lot has happened since then.

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Titanium, the thoroughly modern metal

Titanium’s benefits make it the perfect metal for the future and WA has a large part to play.

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All About That Brass

From Motown to polka, big band to marching band, the sound is largely shaped by one alloy – brass. This copper and zinc alloy is perfect for producing the bold, brash voices of the brass section.

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Steel Standing

The steel industry is one of the world’s most important industries – and Western Australia continues to supply the world with much-needed iron ore. But what would life be like without steel?

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Building with Steel

Discover the history of steel and how it helped build our nation.

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From the Drills to the Grills

Metal alloys play a huge part in modern day dentistry, from tools to fillings. And if you ever wondered how much the fillings in your mouth are worth, you’ve come to the right place. Legend has it that George Washington’s presidential dentures were made of wooden teeth, which would have made chewing a chore. (As […]

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A guide to the great Australian gold rush

The great Australian gold rush has helped shape the country into what it is today, touching the lives not just of Australians, but of people worldwide who have become part of its history.

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From then to now

From then to now. Mining in Western Australia has come a long way in the last 150 years.

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The Rise of the Gold Towns

The great Australian gold rush is one of the country’s best told stories and founded many Western Australian towns such as Kalgoorlie. But it’s not just part of our past. Today, the gold industry continues to shape the future development of Australia.

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The Truth Behind ‘Going for Gold’

Winning the gold is more than just a fancy bit of decoration, it’s the physical properties of the metal that have ranked gold as the most prestigious award.

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