On the razor's edge

The red dirt, the isolation, the distant mountains ... it could be a town in the Pilbara. John McIlwraith looks at what can happen when mining markets turn sour.

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One of the surface mines near Gillette. Photo: Greg Goebel

Gillete, Wyoming, is one of the biggest sources of coal in the US. Sadly, it is facing a doubtful future as the market reacts to the moves against global warming.

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