Why We Should Focus More on Giving Back in the Mining Industry

On this week’s Full Production, I got to talk to a brilliant guy named John Player. John is director and principal geotechnical engineer at MineGeoTech, a company that does ground support response and design, assessment of ground conditions at mining sites, interpretation of seismic data and a host of other services. If that sentence makes your head spin, don’t worry, … Read More

Worthy Parts Industry Link – Auction and Expo Revving Up

The Worthy Parts Industry Link – Auction & Expo is coming up fast, and it’s looking like a humdinger. On episode 35 of the Full Production podcast, the Expo’s ‘ringmaster’ Michael ‘Wortho’ Worthington joined us to give us the lowdown on what the show is all about. If you missed it, have a listen here. But with things moving fast … Read More

The Worthy Parts Industry Link — Auction & Expo, Get Tickets Now!

I’m taking a break from my normal string of articles to tell you all about the Worthy Parts Industry Link — Auction & Expo, a two-day mining showcase that will be held in Kalgoorlie on December 3 and 4, 2018 at Cruickshanks Sports Arena. If you’re a regular listener on my podcast, you know I’m friends with Michael Worthington, managing … Read More

Is It Time to Rethink Work Ethic in the Mining Industry?

This time around on the Full Production podcast, I was fortunate enough to snag the mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, John Bowler, for a chat. John is an accomplished politician who got his start in journalism and has spent his entire life in Kalgoorlie — even living in the same house he grew up in. One of the things he constantly has … Read More

Is the Mining Industry Ready for a Technology Revolution?

The latest episode of the Full Production podcast was a bit unique, as my guest wasn’t somebody who explicitly worked in the mining industry. It was still, however, incredibly stimulating and entirely relevant to the work that we do. This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Daniel Milford. Daniel is Managing Director of Chironix, a Perth-based company that’s … Read More

On Finding Mentors That Inspire a Great Career and Life

There’s a great saying that I believe in wholeheartedly: you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. What this says to me is that you have the choice of surrounding yourself with people that either push you up or pull you down. This was a real theme that came out in a conversation I recently … Read More

Inspiring Future Miners for the Future of Mining

Mining is suffering from a perception problem that’s preventing the industry attracting the passionate young talent it needs to flourish in the future. Fortunately, there are young people like Enrik Mundt who are changing these perceptions for the better. Enrik is something of a poster boy for the future of mining, and we had the pleasure of speaking with him … Read More

Mining: It’s Not Just a Numbers Game

One of my biggest pet peeves about the mining industry is how people forget that they’re working with other people, not just machines. Mining is a tough industry and we’re interacting with equipment all day. Unfortunately some, they lose sight of the fact that there are people operating these machines — people with families and aspirations. I hear it all … Read More