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Justin Zimama working for Northern Star

Finding new careers and renewed hope in WA’s Goldfields

Many migrants and refugees come to Australia seeking security and better opportunities. But the road to finding them isn't always easy.

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Curtin Girls Mining Camp

Girls get an early, hands-on look at mining at new camp

A concept championed by legendary WA mining educator Odwyn Jones is now a reality, after the staging of an inaugural Mining and Lands Camp attended by female Indigenous high school students. Jones, who was Principal of the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie for 15 years, was a long-time advocate for increased Aboriginal involvement in […]

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Phil Bland, Curtin University profesor

Meet the WA scientist aiming to mine the dark side of the Moon

The dark depths of the Moon's craters don't sound like fun places to be - unless you're Phil Bland...

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WASM Professor of Automation Robert Solomon

‘Talk to me in algebra’: the data expert shaping a new generation of miners

As mining professionals of the future contemplate a career that may involve as much data as it does digging, it seems fitting that Dr Robert Solomon will help guide them along the way.

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FMG dumptrucks in operation at Cloudbreak

F1 edge to power electric mining truck development

Fortescue Metals Group has announced an agreement with Williams Advanced Engineering to design and implement a battery system to power an electric mining haul truck.

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WASM Automation Professor Robert Solomon

From slide rules to ‘the cloud’: Robert’s incredible mining journey

When Dr Robert Solomon started his career in the mid-1980s, the world was a far more manual place.

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Nomadic Energy's solar installation at Carosue Dam

The redeployable solar offering flexibility to remote WA mine sites

Timing is often of the essence for mine sites considering renewable energy - but some WA innovation is giving them more flexible options.

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Premier Coal Guardvant system

The technological solution keeping miners safe at work…and beyond

Automated safety solutions that sound like something out of a science fiction film are being employed at mine sites across WA.

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Johnathan and Henry Taitt run Redrock Drilling

‘Just do it’: how a family-owned WA mining business went carbon neutral

Henry Taitt has a simple message for any of his mining counterparts looking at going carbon neutral.

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Watch: Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s ‘streets of gold’ become rivers of water

Anyone who has ever lived in the Goldfields will tell you the storms are a sight to behold. And this one was no different.

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