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Super Pit moves a million tonnes of dirt in biggest blast for years

The blast required more than 200 tonnes of explosives and drew a big Goldfields crowd.

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Lake Kepwari - then and now

World-class WA rehab transforms old coal mine into aquatic playground

It's now the best part of 25 years since the Western Five mine in Collie closed. But now the site has been given new and remarkable life.

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Mental health ambassador Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei

Soa the Hulk’s new fight – tackling mental health on mine sites

From fighting in a cage for a living to experiencing FIFO life, Perth mixed martial artist Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei has a unique perspective on mental health.

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Willy willy in the Pilbara

‘Hold onto your hats’: wild willy-willy caught on camera in the Pilbara

Most people who have driven through the Pilbara have looked out the window and seen a willy-willy. But this takes it to another level!

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WA Student Scientist of the Year Morgan Cox

Rock star: how Morgan swapped goalkeeping for a career chasing hidden craters

As a talented junior soccer player, Morgan Cox initially planned on a career in sports science. But a long-standing fascination with rocks sparked a move into geology.

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Defence vets find ‘head space’ in Jarrahdale bushland

Challenges faced by defence force personnel transitioning back into society at the end of their service are well known but rarely easily solved.

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Alcoa steps up to help our iconic and threatened Black-Cockatoos

Bauxite miner and alumina producer Alcoa is taking a multifaceted approach to helping Western Australia’s iconic Black-Cockatoos.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge and iron ore ship

Pilbara ports achievements put in landmark perspective

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks and also one of our more impressive feats of engineering.  With an arch more than 500m long, a peak that sits 134m above the water and steelwork comprising more than 52,000 tonnes, the bridge is certainly a sight to behold.  So what would 13,000 Sydney Harbour Bridges look like? […]

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Testing FIFO workers in the age of COVID-19

As part of their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 resources companies are taking the health and safety of their workers to another level. West Australian miner Mineral Resources has set up a sophisticated drive-through testing centre close to Perth Airport. All their FIFO workers are required to take a test before departing to […]

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Lithium: The Rock Star Resource

From electric cars to house battery systems, lithium is the world’s rock star resource.

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