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Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked ( likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott Cooper

Miner Boy

This image is public domain This is a film scan from a copy negative that is part of my historical archive of Utah and Colorado mining images. The boy worked the mines. Children were cheap labor in the mines. He never worked that pick drill and the pipe wasn't likely his either but the rest of his stuff was real. He spent ten hours a day in that get up with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned and played the part of a canary (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He…

Superpit Gold mine, Kalgoorlie, WA

The World Today - 01/02/2012: Resources sector losing conservative investors

The latest figures show a very healthy investment pipeline for Australias resources sector and some economists expect it will grow further at the end of this year after a mid-year lull At the same

unusual stripy Boulder Opal from our Bullgroo Opal Mine North /West of Quilpie , Qld. Australia . We only ever found one large Boulder that contained this type of opal .

unusual stripy Boulder Opal from our Bullgroo Opal Mine North /West of Quilpie , Qld. Australia . We only ever found one large Boulder that contained this type of opal .

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There are 400 natural resources projects taking place in Australia worth about 450 billion dollars. This pic - Iron Ore mining, Pilbara Region, Western Australia.

There are 400 natural resources projects taking place in Australia worth about 450 billion dollars. This pic - Iron Ore mining, Pilbara Region, Western Australia.

Trucks line up in the Pilbara as dust brings an eerie light in the days before Cyclone Christine threatens the coast. Picture...

NW survives 170km/h cyclone blast

PILBARA residents survived Tropical Cyclone Christine's 170km/h fury and are beginning the giant clean-up.

Era of the Mining Autobots : Robotic Trucks Australia is the second largest producer & exporter of iron ore, with production figure's as high as half a billion tonnes annually, and receiving revenues in form of royalties in Billions of Australian Dollars from companies like BHP Billiton & the Rio Tinto Group, who dominate the major part of trade, as much as over 90%.

Era of the Mining Autobots : Robotic Trucks Australia is the second largest producer & exporter of iron ore, with production figure's as high as half a billion tonnes annually, and receiving revenues in form of royalties in Billions of Australian Dollars from companies like BHP Billiton & the Rio Tinto Group, who dominate the major part of trade, as much as over 90%.

FIFO stands for Fly In Fly Out. Workers fly to the mine and stay on site for 1 or two weeks, working 12 hour shifts each day. This mine worker has their washed work shirts hanging out to dry at the remote mine site on the Pilbara. This cabin is on the edge of the village. Over the horizon is thousands of miles of arid bush. They say that iron ore miners have red dirt in their veins. One thing is for sure, working in the Pilbara leaves an imprint that you will never forget

FIFO stands for Fly In Fly Out. Workers fly to the mine and stay on site for 1 or two weeks, working 12 hour shifts each day. This mine worker has their washed work shirts hanging out to dry at the remote mine site on the Pilbara. This cabin is on the edge of the village. Over the horizon is thousands of miles of arid bush. They say that iron ore miners have red dirt in their veins. One thing is for sure, working in the Pilbara leaves an imprint that you will never forget

UNSW Mining Engineering students return to Broken Hill

School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

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Australia's mining boom puts pressure on local communities

As towns near mines become dominated by contract workers, rents rise and the economic and social landscape changes

Australia mining

Australia's mining boom puts pressure on local communities

As towns near mines become dominated by contract workers, rents rise and the economic and social landscape changes