Jarrad Lyster is a Jumbo Operator that invented Shake Down Mats. These mats have become the norm for all Jumbo's, reducing vibration by 21% and providing a comfortable platform for the jumbo gods to stand on. Jarrad's biggest mistake is that he made the Mats too good, as they last forever (very bad for repeat business).

Jarrad has now expanded his business into Salus Engineering, where he will provide more solutions to the Mining Industry. 

Check out the links below if you want to get in contact with Jarrad about Shake Down Mats or his upcoming products.





Tom Parrott is the Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Entech.

In this episode, we give a great overview of Ground Support for Underground Mining. Topics discussed include:

- How different bolts work (Split Sets, Resin bolts, MDX's, Swellex, Self Drilling Split Sets etc)

- Which bolts are good in which ground

- Using the correct bit size for different bolts and lengths

- Does an MDX bolt perform as well as a Resin bolt?

- Does bolting achieve anything in really soft/broken ground?

and plenty more


Grab Tom Parrott on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/toparrott/


Check out everything that Entech have to offer at http://entechmining.com.au/ for all of your Mining Engineering, Resource Geology, Ventilation and Geotechnical needs.

Andrew Penkethman is the Managing Director and CEO of Ardea Resources (ASX:ARL).

ARL have just been awarded major project status by the Federal government for their 100% owned Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP). This resource is the largest Nickel-Cobalt Critical Minerals project in Australia, with 5.9Mt of contained Nickel and 384kt of contained Cobalt. ARL are currently wheeling and dealing to find a strategic partner to take this project into production.

You'll hear all about Andrews journey to MD at Ardea, plenty about what makes him tick as an exec and a good chunk about the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project.

Matt Nixon (CEO) and Andrew Chirnside (Chief Geo) from Labyrinth Resources (ASX:LRL) have come on for another quick yarn to give an update to all the investors out there.

You’ll hear about:

  • Assays returned for first 7 drillholes into Boucher lode, in line with and exceeding current non-JORC resource.
  • Orebody is thicker at depth than previously thought.
  • Strategic requirement for the upcoming JORC Resource
  • Planned surface drilling to test extents of deposit at depth


Hugh Brown is a documentary photographer and best-selling author that has specialised within the Mining Industry. 

He is currently developing a book titled "GARIMPEIROS", which photographs and tells the stories of Artisanal Miners (Hand Miners) from all around the globe. The aim of the project is to give these miners a voice so they and their families livelihoods are not dumped out on the street by the world's rich and powerful.

If you’d like to support Hugh in this important work, please click here as he would love your support: https://hbrownofficial.com/msp

Or if you’d like to follow Hugh’s work he is active on these two platforms:

Andrew Chirnside is the Chief Geologist at Labyrinth Resources (ASX:LRL). He has taken on this role to spearhead the exploration of Labyrinth's Canadian Gold assets.

In our chat, Andrew discusses the success he was with his previous role with Northern Star at Jundee, and how this puts him in great shape to do the same with LRL. This interview highlights the amazing potential of the flagship Labyrinth project in Quebec. For more info about Labyrinth Resources, head to https://labyrinthresources.com/ and follow them on Linkedin and Twitter.

Labyrinth Resources (ASX:LRL) have provided an operational update today for shareholders.


Key pieces of information:


- 2,000m of drilling completed to date

- Initial 8 holes have all intersected the Boucher structure

- Visible Gold intersected outside current non-JORC resources between Talus and Boucher lodes (highlighting potential to expand known mineralisation)

- Acquisition of 7 new Mining claims in adjacent Ontario

- Compilation of maiden JORC resource on track for delivery in 2022 (existing NI43-101 foreign estimate is 2.1Mt at 7.1g/t for 479,000oz)

Paul Michetti kindly joins us again for our 3rd TLT-Turbo Ventilation chat - Fan Testing.

TLT-Turbo are a global Ventilation Fan supplier that is now breathing air into Life Of Mine. Paul "The Fan Man" Michetti has 40 years experience in the ventilation industry and has been selling Vent Fans to the Mining industry for 25 of those years. Make sure you go back to episodes 120 and 123 to hear about Paul's career in the Ventilation Industry and also Fan installations 101.

In this yarn we cover both lab and on-site testing for Primary and Secondary Ventilation Fans. Good yarn about the process that Fans go through before they get to your mine-site and also the testing done in-situ once they are installed.

If you would like to get in contact with Paul and TLT-Turbo Australia, head to https://www.tlt-turbo.com/en/region-finder/australia/ and follow the contact prompts. Or you can alternatively contact Paul Michetti via email at p.michetti@au.tlt-turbo.com


Sean "TED" Stewart has come back for a round 2 (head back to episode #46 for the best Mining rumours). Aside from spreading rumours that COVID hit the Mine camp before it actually did, there's no new rumours to report. We had a quick yarn about the 422i Jumbo and the transition to electric technology, along with 1 for 1 vs 2 steels and Box Diamond vs Stripping.

The wife has come along for another Podcast round, back by popular demand. 

Casey's been on a mad gym and fasting kick and she gives away her strategy on losing 10 kegs. 

We also reflect on getting more sleep now with older kids, and the positive effects of it (if ya know what I mean eh eh eh).

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