The competition is an annual event for photos celebrating the mining industry, with more than 300 photos entered from people in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Laos, Papu New Guinea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Singapore and the UK.
First Place. Aditya Pringgoprawiro Tropical alpine mines The magnitude of the Freeport McMoRan Grasberg gold mine in Papua.
Second place. Greg Tossel Metallic Mates Underground workers at the end of a shift at Long Victor mine, Western Australia.
Third Place. Chris Neave Parked-up haul trucks Haul trucks at West Angelas mine, Western Australia.
Mark Goodale, Digging up a storm A South African coal mine.
Foley, Rush hour at Jellinbah Jellinbah Central mine, Qld, Australia.