‘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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More gold struck under WA deposit that produced famous King Henry rock

Owners of the Beta Hunt mine in the WA Goldfields have announced another exciting discovery nearly directly underneath the “Father’s Day Vein” that produced the famous King Henry rock. 

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‘I didn’t know this job existed’: from famous English gardens to the Aussie bush

On face value, it’s tough to imagine two more contrasting environments than Kew Gardens in the UK and Australian bushland.

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The WA scrub that’s an international biodiversity hot spot

It might not look like much but this unique patch of land north of Perth has nearly as many plant species as the entirety of the UK.

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Giant ultrasound could unlock the mineral secrets of WA’s many salt lakes

Advancements in distributed acoustic sensing technology are helping scientists learn what might lie under the earth's surface - without having to dig.

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Researchers find four-billion-year-old piece of Earth’s crust under WA’s South West 

Here's something extra to think about next time you head down south.

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Pilbara now home to Australia’s biggest undeveloped open pit gold deposit 

It might still be “iron ore country” to many people but WA’s Pilbara continues to emerge as a current and future source of gold.

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Mining volunteers step up to help one of their own in snake bite emergency

When Megan Brouwer accompanied her family on a hiking trip in Karijini National Park, the last thing she expected was to be bitten by one of Australia's most venomous snakes. But the surprises didn't stop there.

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Giant wind turbines to power major WA nickel processing operations

A wind farm with turbines measuring 200m in height is set to help provide the power requirements of three of BHP’s major nickel processing operations in WA. 

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Tech makes resources careers much more than a virtual reality

Thanks to augmented and virtual reality, workers don't even have to go to site to learn key skills or diagnose technical issues.

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