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Craig McGown hands a cheque to Paul Stenson as a signal of the start of mining

September 09 2018

Craig McGown hands a cheque to Paul Stenson at the official opening of the Sinclair caesium mine Read More


Overburden mined from the new Sinclair caesium mine

September 09 2018

Overburden mined from the new Sinclair caesium mine Read More


Pioneer Managing Director David Crook and Chairman Craig McGown

September 09 2018

Pioneer Managing Director David Crook and Chairman Craig McGown celebrate the opening of the Sinclair caesium mine Read More


Rare caesium mine opens in Western Australia

September 09 2018

The Sinclair caesium mine — just the third of its kind in the world — officially opens near Norseman, in WA's south.

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Climate change, battery boom threatening life on the 'roof of the world'

September 09 2018

The very existence of Tibet's traditional nomads is under threat, as glaciers melt and grassland turns to desert. But that's not the only hazard — the tech industry's thirst for lithium is also causing concern.

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Adani wants Queensland's water and the Government doesn't need an impact statement

September 09 2018

Mining giant Adani plans to draw billions of litres of water from a river in drought-stricken Queensland and the Federal Government decides the project does not need an environmental impact statement, something advocates say is "appalling and dangerous".

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Tibetan boy

September 09 2018

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Warren de With

September 09 2018

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NTIO road plan

September 09 2018

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Rhett Walker

September 09 2018

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NTIO mine site

September 09 2018

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Plans to restart two iron ore mines in remote NT spark concern

September 09 2018

Indigenous leaders, fishermen and tourism operators in the Northern Territory's remote Roper Valley fear the restarting of production at two iron ore mines will cause drastic environmental impacts.

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From mess to money: Huge clean-up will result in world's fourth-largest zinc mine

September 09 2018

Economic rehabilitation has started at what was once the world's largest open cut zinc mine, with the company extracting minerals from the waste dam.

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