How a piece of US rail history found an unlikely new life in the Pilbara

The story of the Silver Star starts out in the midwest of the United States in the late 1930s, when rail was still a dominant mode of cross-country passenger transport.

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Search for an Aussie dunny morphs into a mining safety tool

Like a lot of Australian stories, this one starts with a search for a toilet – but with far wider reaching ramifications than anyone could initially have predicted. 

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Yvette navigates the path less travelled to success in the resources sector

By bucking the trend when it came to choosing her university course, Yvette Manolas has forged herself quite the career.

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Aussie tech could help mining’s rubber bounce back into something useful

There could soon be a commercial scale option to turn used mining tyres into something useful, in a very cyclical kind of way. 

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Half-centuries up as Pilbara swelters in record-breaking heat

It’s been a stinking hot and record-breaking day in WA’s iron ore country, with two Pilbara locations reaching the rarely achieved 50-degree mark.

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Rio Tinto takes aim at electric train fleet for the Pilbara

The trains will be recharged at purpose-built stations at ports or mines and will also be capable of producing additional energy through a regenerative brake system.

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‘Ghosts of the Goldfields’ no apparition for mine site miscreants

The Gold Stealing Detection Unit has been around for 114 years and remains a very necessary part of WA's mining landscape.

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Legs aplenty as world’s first true millipede is found in WA mining hole

You could try counting the legs on this creature - but it would take you a VERY long time!

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Meet Flora – the home-grown machine aiding world-class mining rehab in WA

Spend a summer’s day in Eneabba and it’s pretty easy to see why rehabilitation of native vegetation can be a challenging gig. 

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The old WA mine that’s become a tourist hot spot

The mine formerly known as Western Five has undergone a stunning transformation since it closed in 1996.

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