Shannon Crane

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Friday, 28 June 2013 11:41

Looking to cool down after all that hard work at the mines? Why not spend your hard-earned time off at the snow? It’s the perfect way to chill out this winter.

Australia and New Zealand have some fantastic resorts, but unless you’re a veteran boarder or skier, knowing where to carve it up can be tricky. We’ve picked three resorts worth checking out. They’re all quite different, so there’s something to cater to all needs and experience levels

Published in National Mining
 |  Tuesday, 11 June 2013 09:48

Uncovering that perfect mining industry job can feel like trying to find oil in Western Australia with a spoon.
With new jobs popping up left right and centre, uncovering the ideal job for you can be bloody hard work.
That’s where the Minetalk Jobs Board ( can help

Published in National Mining
 |  Wednesday, 29 May 2013 10:16

Last week around 500 delegates from 69 countries gathered in Sydney for the 2013 International Mining for Development Conference.

Aligning with the theme ‘Maximising Benefits’, international mining experts looked at a variety of issues that affect many resource-rich developing nations, and how to overcome them.

One event that caught our eye here at Minetalk was a discussion on mining communities and how mining companies can help build sustainable local enterprise and employment

Published in National Mining
 |  Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:16

Indonesia’s government plans to introduce a controversial ban on the export of raw mineral from its country next year.

The ban will require miners to process all raw commodities, including gold, copper, tin, iron ore and coal, before exporting it.

The Government says using smeltering and other methods to process minerals onshore will boost the value of mineral commodities being offered from the South-East Asian nation

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:46

An impressive 25.5 carat blue diamond has been uncovered at a mine in South Africa.

Independent mining company Petra Diamonds Limited announced the discovery of the gem at its Cullinan mine on Wednesday

Published in National Mining
 |  Monday, 15 April 2013 15:50

You might have heard in the news recently that the price of gold is falling.

Commentators say investors are selling their gold here there and everywhere, out of fear that gold will be worth little more than the well-worn shirt on a miner’s back

Published in Technology
 |  Monday, 25 March 2013 09:47

Terminator, Transformers, Robocop, Bicentenial Man – these are just a handful of robots we’ve come to know and love.
On film is where we meet these fictional characters – and on film is where we’d expect them to stay.
But what if all of that was about to change?

Published in Technology
 |  Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:39

With all the travelling that fly-in-fly-out workers do, it’s important to have durable luggage.

From carry-on bags and check-in suitcases to crib bags and tool bags, knowing which ones are worth bagging can save you time and money.

Here’s the low-down on some of the best bags for FIFO jobs

Published in National Mining
 |  Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:24

The controversial decision to reignite uranium mining in Queensland is now in full swing.

The State Government-appointed Uranium Implementation Committee has been touring the Mount Isa and Gulf regions to assess how exactly uranium mining will resume – 23 years after it was banned by the state

Published in National Mining
 |  Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:06

Population growth. Better educational outcomes. Higher incomes. Reducing unemployment.

Falling home ownership. Anti-social behaviour. Rising cost of living.
These are just some of the ways fly-in-fly-out workers are reportedly changing regional communities...

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