Out in the Pilbara

Newman

the road to the mine site

red earth

mining

landscape

If not for the work that I do for a mining company, I probably wouldn’t ever step foot in the Pilbara. Called the Pilbara desert by some, it’s a large (it covers more than 500,000 square kilometers!), dry, very scarcely populated land in the north of Western Australia that’s characterised by its read earth, landscapes of coastal plains and mountain ranges with cliffs and gorges, and vast deposits of minerals, especially iron ore. Some people say that it’s barren and desolate out there, but I think it’s a place of striking natural beauty and tranquility, one that is believed to have remained largely unchanged for 2.8 billion years.

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