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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From France, via Russia and Colombia to the Pilbara, with love (and some great photos!)

If you ever wanted an indication of where a career in mining and resources can take you geographically, look no further than Laurent Trost. 

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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 real Aussie outback’: how Aditi and Abhishek found a home far away from home

In early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread across the world, Aditi Malik and her husband Abhishek Goel had plenty to think about. 

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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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‘Most people never see this’: mapping and snapping WA’s unique wilderness

There’s a certain amount of irony to the fact Kyla Pannell enjoys a job that can take her into the WA wilderness for nearly two weeks at a time and cumulatively for up to a third of the year. 

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The electric plane revolution may already be upon us

Hanging out to take to the skies in an electric aircraft? You already can...

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When your planned elopement goes underground

You come across all kinds of unusual happenings in the mining and resources sector but this one might take the cake – the wedding cake, that is. 

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Great open road beckons for Team CME

The team at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA is used to hitting the road in the regions...but this trip is going to be a bit different and more strenuous than most.

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The WA mine with its own dedicated (and decorated) fire brigade

Production of a critical mineral central to the cleaner energy revolution is what this workforce knows best. But they have other strings to their bow.

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