Mining

The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Chinese Mine Painted its Rocks Green to Look Like Trees

Managers hoped a bit of spray paint would trick authorities into thinking they were meeting environmental requirements. It didn't work.
Gavin Butler
8.5.19
Books

How Australian Mining Boomed—Until Cheap Laziness Caught Up

In an extract from the book "Boom and Bust​," VICE regular Royce Kurmelovs​ examines the way that greed, irresponsibility, and failing to learn from the past brought down the mining boom.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.14.18
Australia Today

Some of the Biggest Gold Nuggets Ever are Being Found in WA Right Now

One rock weighed 95 kilos and took three men to lift into the back of a ute.
Gavin Butler
9.11.18
Australia Today

This Australian Ghost Town Might Be Killing People

2000 deaths isn’t enough to stop Wittenoom emerging as a problematic tourist hot spot.
Wendy Syfret
7.13.18
NORTH KOREA

North Koreans Were Treated to a Mining Opera on TV During the Trump-Kim Summit

Complete with jazz hands.
Adam Forrest
6.12.18
Sydney Film Festival

The Bizarre Story of Australia's Oldest Brothel

Welcome to "the Pink House."
Nat Kassel
5.26.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Victoria Has Become the First Australian State to Ban Fracking

New anti-fracking legislation announced last year has passed through the state's parliament.
VICE Staff
3.7.17
Motherboard

The Mine of the Future Is Run by Drones

Drones, 3D scanning, and autonomous vehicles are moving humans away from the risks of the mining industry.
Corin Faife
1.10.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Australian Miners Kidnapped in Nigeria Have Been Released

The group was kidnapped last Wednesday when they were ambushed by a 30-strong group of armed militiamen.
Katherine Gillespie
6.27.16
News

Four Australian Mine Workers Have Been Abducted by Nigerian Militants

No ransom demand has been received as yet, nor have the kidnappers made contact with police.
Katherine Gillespie
6.23.16
News

Exclusive: The British Army's Secret Plan to Prop Up South Africa's Ruling Party

Also revealed: the Army's links to a controversial mining company.
Phil Miller
5.16.16
the vice reader

Life Inside an American Mining Boomtown on the Brink of Decline

J. J. Anselmi's new book focuses on the Rock Springs's crushing provincialism, severe drug problem, and plague of suicides.
Nathan C. Martin
5.11.16
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