WA’s most famous diamonds land at the world’s most famous jeweller 

More than two years after it produced the last of its iconic pink diamonds, WA’s world-famous Argyle mine is still achieving firsts. 

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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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Chris and Tahra love their work in mining (even if it’s not your cup of tea!)

There are plenty of challenging jobs on mine sites - but Chris Hay and Tahra Golightly might have two of the more testing ones.

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‘A robot to clean my room’: WA kids get a head start on skills of the future

Manjimup Primary School is the first of a number across the South West to introduce a new digital technologies program aimed at providing a grounding in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

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The 100-million-year-old deposit that could help shape a region

The Kimberley is known around the globe for many things - this probably isn't one of them...yet.

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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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Could going back-to-the-future help decarbonise mining exports?

When the Shofu Maru bulk carrier sailed into Newcastle Harbour earlier this week, it might not have appeared to be anything particularly out of the ordinary on first glance. 

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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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