Argyle Diamond Mine

Turia portrait in art prize finals

A portrait of bushfire survivor Turia Pitt is a finalist in the prestigious Black Swan portraiture prize.

A bushfire trapped her and other competitors in the 2011 Racing the Planet marathon at El Questro.

Ms Pitt, who was then an engineer at Argyle,  had burns to much of her face and body.

She has continued to compete in various events as part of her rehabilitation.

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 People Comments Off

Half-mil Argyle gem on show

The Perth Mint is displaying a pink Argyle diamond worth more than $500,000.

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

It is specially cut and set into a gold ingot with a boab tree design.

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Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Argyle: More construction jobs go

An unknown number of construction jobs have been terminated at Argyle Diamond Mine.

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Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Argyle: Driver smoke alert

DFES says there is smoke on Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Argyle Diamond Mine turnoff.

DFESDrivers are warned to watch out for the smoke, which is coming from a fire burning about 25 kilometres further east.

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Friday, September 6th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Argyle: Mine cuts 78 jobs

Argyle Diamond Mine has shed more staff.

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Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

A total of 78 employees of its contractor McMahom Holdings will no longer work at the mine.

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Argyle: Red diamonds found

Argyle Diamond Mine has produced three red diamonds which are to tour the world.

Another six of the extremely rare gems have been found in the mine since it started production 30 years ago.

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The annual tender, which showcases the year’s gems, travels to Perth, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York.

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Argyle mine goes underground

Underground operations commenced at Argyle Diamond Mine this month.

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

The switch from open cut operations is expected to extend the mine’s life until 2020.

The owner, Rio Tinto, is trying to sell it.

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Argyle: 350 jobs gone

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

Photo courtesy flickr FancyDiamonds.net

Argyle Diamond Mine has just shed 350 construction worker’s jobs.

No mine workers have lost their jobs – the cuts have been to subcontractors’ workforce.

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off
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