Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Mount Magnet to Newman WA

We are heading towards Newman a mining town in the Pilbarra and that is EXACTLY what it is !! Populated mainly by miners all walking around in either orange or lime green work suits ,most of them fly in from Perth for a few days then return home for RnR afore doing the process all over again (financial remuneration is high which is evident in the high charges for rental accommodation,we stayed in a blank, bleak camp site and cost $38for an overnight stay and I for one will NOT recommend this place) Newman sits on what was originally regarded as marginal cattle country. It was built in the 1960s by the Mount Newman Mining Company, following the discovery of rich iron deposits on nearby Mount Whaleback. The discovery marked the start of the resource boom in Western Australia in the 1970s Next Blog we visit Wittenoom ghost town that once mined the deadly asbestos that killed so many especially in Australia



March 24, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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