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Digging deep

The largest annual gabfest for Australian miners is about to get underway in Kalgoorlie. The organisers of Diggers & Dealers – both official and supporting – are right now busy ensuring the speakers are committed, the cellars are well stocked, and entertainment is ready for what remains, in some ways, a throwback to the mining shows from half-a-century ago.

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In Australia there has been genuine excitement around the Diggers & Dealers conference

More important than the culture of Diggers & Dealers is the enthusiasm with which it is being approached this year.

I was lucky enough to be back in Australia about a month ago and t...