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VIDEO: Miners give kids 'licence to drive'
VIDEO: Miners give kids 'licence to drive'
April 05, 2013
A driving program in the Upper Hunter is opening doors to education and employment in a partnership between the NSW Government, Muswellbrook PCYC and BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal.
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Mining jobs are not just for blokes
Mining jobs are not just for blokes
March 29, 2013
We’ve launched the Women in Mining NSW Network to counter the perception that mining is just a “blokey” pursuit and to encourage more women into our growing industry.
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Taking an active approach to solve a region’s doctor deficit
Taking an active approach to solve a region’s doctor deficit
March 27, 2013
Rio Tinto’s Northparkes Mines has worked with local community groups to come up with a fun way to fill an important need in the community. Around 15,000 people live in the Parkes region in the state’s Central West, but there’s a critical shortage of doctors in the area, with only one doctor per 992 people in Parkes Shire.
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Planes used in new technique to minimise dust
Planes used in new technique to minimise dust
March 22, 2013
When open cut mining begins, the top layer of soil is removed and stored on site so that it can be returned to the land as part of the rehabilitation process after mining is complete.
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 New initiative showcases Mudgee as a destination for doctors
New initiative showcases Mudgee as a destination for doctors
March 21, 2013
Supported by a local coal miner, the Mudgee4Doctors program highlights the great lifestyle and career opportunities in Mudgee–and also fills an important need for medical professionals in the area.
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World-first practices to monitor mining under the Hume Highway
World-first practices to monitor mining under the Hume Highway
March 06, 2013
A mine south of Sydney has been commended by the NSW Premier for successfully mining under major infrastructure without impacting the road above it.
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 World-first research to preserve endangered orchids at mine site
World-first research to preserve endangered orchids at mine site
February 27, 2013
When Glencore Xstrata discovered threatened orchid species at its Mangoola mine site north of Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley, the company didn’t just move the plants to a temporary site during mining.
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Central West community groups benefitting from man hours get an added bonus
Central West community groups benefitting from man hours get an added bonus
February 20, 2013
Employees at one of Australia’s largest gold mining operations have clocked thousands of volunteer hours with local community groups – and the mine is rewarding their efforts with a financial contribution to dozens of groups across the city.
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Livestock grazing on rehabilitated land
Livestock grazing on rehabilitated land
February 18, 2013
NSW Miners and farmers are working together to return the land to a better condition, using a mine site to conduct regeneration trials and so livestock can graze on the land.
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World-first training centre opened at NSW copper mine
World-first training centre opened at NSW copper mine
February 15, 2013
Rio Tinto’s Northparkes Mine, located near Parkes in the state’s central west, was Australia’s first underground mine to use the block caving technique fifteen years ago. Unlike traditional open-pit mining, block caving is an innovative way to extract copper by collapsing mineral deposits under their own weight.
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