How a ‘joke’ suit jacket suddenly made Rob hi-vis

Rob Glenn's unique array of tailored jackets are a nod to his sense of humour - but also the lessons he passes on to mining professionals around the country.

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Mount Whaleback blue crusher

A big blue reminder of the importance of mental health

The team at Mount Whaleback iron ore mine in the Pilbara have a constant reminder of the importance of mental health - it’s big, it’s blue and it’s come a bloody long way to get there.

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Rocket in, rocket out? Uni offers world-first course in space mining

A world-renowned mining university has announced it will add a minor in space mining as the race to make use of galactic resources heats up.

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SMERC

Mining’s elite test their skills for emergencies they hope never to face

Nobody ever wants to face an emergency on a mine site. But it's also something operations around WA have to be prepared for.

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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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