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Alinta Energy's open-cut coal mine at outback Leigh Creek in South Australia is closing today, putting about 250 people out of work. Coal Mining, South Australia, Workplace, Couple Photos, People, Couple Pics, Office Workspace, Couple Photography, Folk

Leigh Creek outback mine closure puts 250 out of work

Alinta Energy's open-cut coal mine at outback Leigh Creek in South Australia is closing today, putting about 250 people out of work.

Now imagine being told that nearly everyone you know will soon be forced to move away. That's what's just happened to the kids of Leigh Creek in South Australia. The mine that employs most of the people in the town has just closed down meaning the community will soon disappear too. Here's Amelia with more. South Australia, Geography, Shit Happens, Amelia, Community, People, Kids, Toddlers, Folk

Leigh Creek Closure

Now imagine being told that nearly everyone you know will soon be forced to move away. That's what's just happened to the kids of Leigh Creek in South Australia. The mine that employs most of the people in the town has just closed down meaning the community will soon disappear too.

Tourism operators from outback South Australia meet to discuss their future prospects as the region's Leigh Creek coal mine is about to close. Coal Mining, South Australia, Tourism, Meet, Mountains, Future, Travel, Turismo, Trips

SA outback tourism operators eye future hopes

Tourism operators from outback South Australia meet to discuss their future prospects as the region's Leigh Creek coal mine is about to close.

Leigh Creek mine closure end of an era for outback town's former workers By Nicola Gage Updated 15 Nov End Of An Era, Dust Storm, Country Roads, Closure

Leigh Creek mine closure end of an era for outback workers

Relentless dust storms and floods are not what Peter Mussared remembers most about outback Leigh Creek in the 1960s — he says the town's community spirit is top of mind.

Teacher Jessie Cairns is helping students make a film about town life. ABC News: Nicola Gage

Teacher Jessie Cairns with students

Yesterday's closure of Leigh Creek's coal mine has created uncertainty for both those living in the town and in the surrounding region. Coal Mining, Live

Uncertainty for all living in Leigh Creek region

Yesterday's closure of Leigh Creek's coal mine has created uncertainty for both those living in the town and in the surrounding region.