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Young talent powers lithium miner

Altura Mining purchasing officer Amie Stanhope on site at Pilgangoora Mine in the Pilbara.

Mineral exploration takes a lot of hard work, but sometimes the ‘next great find’ actually finds you. This was the case for lithium miner Altura Mining, who lucked out when Amie...

From clamshells to consoles – making drilling safer

McKay Drilling founder Mark McKay at his Wangara workshop.

Many company taglines are simply empty posturing, but WA-based McKay Drilling has decades of quite literally “setting the standard” for drilling safety in Australia to back up its...

LOOKING BACK ON A 30 YEAR CAREER IN MINING

Dane Sorensen, self-employed mining contractor

More than three decades ago Dane Sorensen took a chance on mining and it paid off, now he hopes to inspire the next generation of Australian explorers. Growing up on a sheep and cattle...

AUSTRALIAN MINING – A GLOBAL LEADER IN METALLURGIAL TRAINING

Princess Parubrub, WA School of Mines metallurgy student

For Filipino metallurgy student Princess Parubrub, the Australian mining industry’s expertise is the most important commodity it exports. Metallurgy is primarily concerned with the...

SMALL MINER HELPING POWER THE FUTURE

Paul Donovan, Renewable Energy Analyst at VSUN Energy

For renewable energy analyst Paul Donovan, the environment was a part of his career long before he joined VSUN Energy last year. Paul spent eight years working as an environmental...

JUNIOR MINERS BACK FOUNDATION HELPING KIDS THROUGH JOBS AND SPORT

Paul Mugambwa, General Manager of the Stephen Michael Foundation

For Paul Mugambwa, sport was always more than a game, it was a way to make friends and connect with the local culture and community having moved to Perth from Africa at the age of...

MICK THE MINER – PART 1: THE START UP

Mining and exploration have evolved quite a bit since the gold rush hay-day; from how we work out what is in the ground and where it is located, to the ways we mine it. Meet Mick. Mick comes fr...

EXPLORATION YIELDS RICH CAREER FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIAN

Sam Kemp, Geological Data Manager at Sample Data

For Perth resident Samantha Kemp, a financially-motivated foray into the mining industry quickly became a rewarding and enriching pursuit that has propelled her throughout her entire...

NEW EXPLORATION BREATHES LIFE INTO OLD MINE, LOCAL ECONOMY

Dr Zoe Read, Environmental Officer Heron Resources

Having lived in the Goulburn region in New South Wales for more than three decades, Dr Zoe Read can appreciate the community impact of the Woodlawn Mine re-opening this year better than...