I was driving up the road from the mining village of Copper Creek when a strange noise began.
A low hum of machinery, a man with a grating-head mask and a bag of metal-tipped metal pipes, had just turned on the lights in front of the house I was visiting.
This was an industrial zone in northern New South Wales, home to one of the world’s largest copper mines, the Copper Creek Mine.
As the road curved past the mines, it became clear that this was not a routine operation, and this time, there was a mine.
The noise was strange.
There was a loud bang.
A metallic tinkle.
A scraping sound.
I looked back at the road.
I could see the mining equipment.
There were no miners around.
I didn’t know if they had turned off their mining equipment, or had just gone to bed.
I got out of the car and walked back towards the mine, where the noise had ceased.
I thought about the miners’ families.
I wanted to know what it was like to work in a mine with such power, and with no idea what I was walking into.
“I was just about to turn off the lights and go home when I noticed a man standing on the edge of the road,” says the retired miner, Peter Farrar, a retired miner from South Australia who has worked at the mine for 27 years.
Farrart was just behind the wheel of his truck, listening to the mining machine.
“He was a bit nervous.
He looked like he had a headache.
I asked him what he was doing there.
He gave me a look that said: “I’ve got to check the safety measures. “
I asked what that meant.
He gave me a look that said: “I’ve got to check the safety measures.
I’ve got a bit of a bit, but I don’t know what’s going on.
I’m trying to keep an eye on it.
He was saying something to the effect that there were four or five miners down there, that they might have a bit more to do.
I said, “What do you mean?”
He said it was quite a busy area.
And then he said, [fearing] they were all going to get shot.
“The man was the head of security at the copper mine, the man who would be the face of this mine.
It was his job to ensure that mine safety and security.
He had been working at the mining site for the past 12 years.
And, as he told me later, he was the kind of person who “gave his life for his family”.
The Copper Creek Mining site is a small mine in northern NSW.
It sits in a large valley, at the foot of the Copper River, which flows into the Murray River.
The area around the mine is mostly flat, and is covered in a thick layer of earth.
At the bottom of this layer, you have the mining town of Coal Creek, which has been the heart of the copper mining industry in the Murray region since the 1800s.
A number of mines in this area have been around for hundreds of years, and the mining has been a big part of the town’s identity, as the town has been home to coal miners since 1873.
In this remote region, the mining community has had a huge impact on the community.
“It’s a place that people come for recreation, for family reunions, it’s a bit like a family. “
The mining town has always been a strong part of community life,” says Jim Smith, the community manager for the Coal Creek Mining Club.
“It’s a place that people come for recreation, for family reunions, it’s a bit like a family.
It’s one of those places that just kind of stays with you.”
For generations, miners have been the bedrock of the local community, with the town having a long tradition of welcoming the miners.
“Coal Creek has been this mining town since the 1880s, and its not until the mid-1960s that there was any development in terms of mining,” says Smith.
“There was just nothing there.”
For the first 10 years of the mining boom, the town was thriving.
In the 1960s, the company that was in charge of the mine shut down.
The town was a very small town.
But in the 1980s, it was a hotbed of activity.
A mining boom in the region has been taking place since then, as mining companies have turned to more remote regions to mine, especially the Pilbara and the Northern Territory.
Coal Creek has a very long history.
The local community has always welcomed miners.
The mining town had been a very strong part for many decades, as miners have always been the backbone of the community, and in the town there is a long family tradition of working in the mines.
“So it’s not surprising that there are a number