Roy Hill electric loco

Mining’s electric revolution continues with battery-powered ore train for the Pilbara

The electrification of the WA mining industry continues to gather pace, with Roy Hill set to employ the world’s first totally battery-powered locomotive at its Pilbara operations. 

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Zero emission haul trucks for WA’s next big state-of-the-art iron ore mine

Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri iron ore mine is likely to field a world-first operational deployment of zero-emission autonomous haul trucks. 

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Relay charging

BHP trials electric mining 4WD that can charge in just 10 minutes

Mining giant BHP is trialling a charging system that will allow electric four-wheel-drives used in its Queensland operations to charge to 171 kilometres of range in as little as 10 minutes. 

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Flooded old mines emerge as surprising community heating option

One of the most complex questions in global mining remains what to do with sites once they have reached the end of their operational lives. 

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Meet RORI…the mine site firefighter who can go where human colleagues can’t

RORI isn't your average mining co-worker. But he's poised to solve some long-standing emergency response issues and protect equipment worth millions of dollars.

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Fool's gold

‘Invisible gold’ discovered by WA researchers may not be so foolish

Long considered to be all but worthless, so-called 'fool's gold' may be much more valuable than previously thought.

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Ken Brinsden

The Drilldown: how Ken went back to his Kalgoorlie roots and then kicked on

We caught up with Pilbara Minerals boss Ken Brinsden to talk about his start in mining, why he joined the emerging lithium and tantalum producer and the exciting outlook for WA's battery sector.

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Evolution Mining Electric Vehicle

Evolution joins mining’s EV revolution

The Rokion R200 is being trialled at the Frogs Leg Underground mine, where it is being used daily to transport workers around site, inspect operational areas and ferry light loads.

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Jayson Meyers

Science suggests massive asteroid slammed into WA Goldfields while dinosaurs roamed the earth

All indications are that an asteroid up to 200m in diameter crashed near Ora Banda about 130 million years ago.

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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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