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Africa mines digging deep for rich, proud future

The unearthing of diamonds along the Orange River more than 150 years ago marked the beginning of South Africa’s journey to becoming a mining juggernaut.

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Pegging new ground not a plaint and simple call

Use it or lose it. It’s a widely accepted tenet of the resources sector from prospectors to mining giants. But how it is applied is increasingly being called into question.

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St Barbara shares smashed over Gwalia issues

Shares in St Barbara have tumbled more than 30 per cent after the gold miner said it would have to keep using trucking to extract gold from its 123-year-old Gwalia mine in the northern Goldfields.

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Don’t go FIFO: parents’ warning to kids

Parents are discouraging their teenage children from pursuing careers in the resources sector because they mistakenly believe there are “no jobs” in the industry — potentially helping to create a crippling future skills shortage.

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Forrest in self-drive race with WA research

  Google and Tesla are no longer the only big players in the race towards a self-driving car future, with mining billionaire Andrew Forrest today unveiling plans for a research centre in WA’s North West.

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Chinese iron ore imports predicted to plummet

China could slash its iron ore imports by 40 per cent as its Government winds down stimulus of an overpriced housing sector with disastrous consequences for Australian iron ore producers, a conference in Perth was told yesterday.

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industry insight

Australia powers into battery world

First there was the gold rush, then the iron ore boom and now, the battery metals revolution.

Products and Technology

Australian mining tool could save lives

Explosives go hand-in-hand with mining and are an integral part of deep earth exploration. The dangers of explosives are obvious and indeed, there have been

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People and Projects

Capturing the value of veterans in mining

Australian Defence Force veterans are not ‘damaged’ individuals. They are highly-trained and skilled people who are a good fit for the mining

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Occupational Health and Safety

New washer system offers better safety

Since 1968, Hytorc Torque Tooling has been developing, engineering and perfecting torque tools designed to improve productivity and safety across a number of

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interview

Principles lead the way

From the Bronze Age to the Information Age, minerals and metals have helped produce widespread innovation and continue to contribute to many aspects of contemporary life.

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