Archive for Pilbara

Animals of the Outback

This is officially my last swing at work. I have 3 more days of being an Exploration Field Assistant. It’s always in the last days of a job that you start to appreciate (more) your surroundings. It’s a time of “lasts”, eg the last time I…

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Woodie Woodie Airport

The end of last year Woodie Woodie (the mine where I am working) got the best Christmas present ever, a new airport!  Gone are the days of the red dirt runway with the outdoor shade cloth terminal.  The new airport was built so jets could…

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Christmas Party – Running Waters

Theres only one word to describe Running Waters…………… oasis.  It really is amazing to have an idylic spring fed swimming hole nestled amongest the baron red dirt of  the isolated, unforgiving Pilbara outback.  We are lucky enough that it is only a half an hour drive (very rough tracks,…

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Marble Bar – The hottest recorded town in the world.

Last swing (duration of time spent at mining camp working) I had the plessure of stopping off at Marble Bar to check out the sights on my way to Port Hedland.   There’s not too much to do at Marble Bar, established back in 1893 to support the…

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