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Published in Just For Fun
 |  Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:26

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

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:34

The phrase “that’s a carton” is comprised of just three little words, yet these words can have a big impact.

“That’s a carton” is a term you will have no doubt heard on site, uttered in reference to an embarrassing blunder or an agreed upon wager.

Uttering these three words commits the “cartonee” (person being fined) and “cartoner” (person issuing the fine) to an ongoing relationship that can only be annulled with the purchasing and provision of a carton.

Minetalk is calling on readers to submit their best “that’s a carton” photo, video or story for the opportunity to score themselves and three mates a prize package worth up to $10,000 RRP (including return domestic flights) to visit the idyllic XXXX Island, located off the central Queensland coast

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Friday, 21 February 2014 08:16

Have you ever been ordered to buy a carton or perhaps had to demand a carton yourself? We found this tremendous set of rules for the carton procedure. Do you have any amendments or additions? We'd love to hear about precedence in this often grey area of mining law

Published in Business
 |  Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:10

Albert Einstein once said: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. As the year of 2014 begins, we thought it was time to discover what could be learnt from 2013 in terms of how the resource sector performed, what the current state of play is and what is on the horizon for Australian mining in 2014

Published in National Mining
 |  Monday, 28 October 2013 11:02

Mining in Australia can be a tough slog. We have a vast, scenic country and the conditions vary from freezing cold through to scorching hot.

At this time of year, Australian miners are gearing up for what is expected to be a dangerously hot summer. We’ve already seen devastating bushfires tear through NSW as well as a close call at Cloud Break, WA forcing workers to evacuate their camp

Published in Business
 |  Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:50

In what is known to be the largest philanthropic donation ever in Australia, Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest will donate A$65 million to higher education in Western Australia tomorrow.

This isn't the first time Twiggy has worn the charity hat, in fact, his foundation has donated approximately A$270 million since 2001

Published in Recreation
 |  Tuesday, 24 September 2013 16:08

We're heading directly into summer. Anyone who has worked in the Australian mining game knows that most sites get stinking hot during summer.

Last week we had a 57 degree maximum reported at Phosphate Hill near Mt Isa in Queensland. That's hot enough to make a nun to have a go at Bob Hawke's 11 second yard glass sculling record

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Friday, 13 September 2013 10:20

There's no question that mining has created a path to economic prosperity for our nation.

Since the early days of the gold rush, we've continued to strike it lucky on the land, and despite politically driven media hype declaring the resources boom over - the ships continue to leave our ports, full to the brim of ore and finished products.

Australia sends Iron Ore, Coal, Copper, Zinc, Alumina, Manganese, Lead, Gold, Uranium, Nickel, Bauxite, Silver and Mineral Sands to our international trading partners in return for huge amounts of money

Published in Technology
 |  Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:04

Mining industry workers and employers are set to benefit from a $100M upgrade to mobile phone coverage in rural Australia, aimed at eliminating notorious 'black spots'.

As many in the industry would know, remote regions of Australia including mining towns and mine sites face the reality of poor and sometimes zero coverage

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:43

If you're not yet familiar with it, Mining Mayhem is a Facebook page gaining some serious viral traction in the world of social media.

The concept is simple; Mining industry stakeholders anonymously send in their photos and videos of incidents, mishaps or amusing situations from on-site and they're published for the world to see.



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