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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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Girls Focus On Mining Camp Northern Star visit

‘You can’t be what you can’t see’: girls flock to eye-opening Goldfields mining camp

Nearly 50 female high school students headed to Kalgoorlie-Boulder for a unique and up-close look at the mining sector.

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Mining Legends loader rebuild

How a ‘hare-brained’ mining idea raised nearly $1 million for charity

An old loader which had reached the end of its usual lifespan has been reborn in the Goldfields with some far-reaching impacts.

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The electric ute being trialled by BHP

BHP takes first steps towards ‘electric ute’ transition in WA

BHP will become the latest WA miner to trial an ‘electric ute’ after announcing a new collaboration with Toyota.

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The Gruyere gold mine will be part-powered by a huge solar farm

Gruyere set for a big slice of solar power

Another big gold mine in WA is going solar in a move that could reduce emissions by 16,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.  The Gruyere mine, located some 200 kilometres north-east of Laverton, will have a renewable energy microgrid that will include a solar farm comprising 25,000 panels, capable of producing 13 megawatts of power with a 4.4MW battery energy storage system.  That […]

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Changing face of Collie

The old WA working town learning new tourism tricks

Once known for its coal and power stations and not much else, the WA country town of Collie has some new strings to its bow.

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Female truck drivers at Mineral Resources

All-female WA haul truck driving class set for big things

Mineral Resources hopes this unique crop of graduates will help further break down stereotypes around the mining and resources sector.

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Jayson Meyers geologist

How a Californian kid became a WA outback explorer

Jayson Meyers never imagined that childhood trips into the US desert would lead to a thrilling career on the other side of the globe.

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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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