The Mine With No Beer

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In a move sure to upset those with a “work hard, drink hard” mindset, Rio Tinto have announced plans to call last drinks at its Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia. In a radical sidestep away from the history of mining which has been inextricably linked with that of a heavy drinking culture, the big miner has decided that its workforce can no longer relax after a hard shift in the wet mess

XXXX Island Winner!

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Congratulations to our XXXX Island competition winner!
Our lucky winner hails from Perth, but has requested to stay anonymous. However, he has informed us that he can’t wait to get to the Island

Newcastle: Built on Coal

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When Lieutenant John Shortland chased a group of escapee convicts into Newcastle harbor, some two centuries ago, he did not expect to stumble upon untouched coal deposits. His discovery, back in 1797, has seen Newcastle evolve into one of the world’s largest coal export port.

Today the coal mining industry is a major source of economic and industrial growth – not just in Newcastle but in the whole of the Hunter Region. Thanks to an insatiable appetite from Asia a growing demand has seen mining quickly advance from the basic pick and hammer method to board and pillar and longwall mining



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