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MINING consulting group Snowden has released yet another set of breathtaking images with its annual photography competition.
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Published in the September 2012 Australia's Mining Monthly

Snowden has announced the winners of its eighth annual Celebrating the Mining Industry photography competition.

Spaniard Javier Arcenillas was the overall winner with his photo titled "The industrialisation of lithium in Bolivia".

Arcenillas collected $10,000 for first place.

Other category winners received $1000 in prize money.

Ray Collins, who has worked in underground coal mining for almost 10 years, won the people in mining and their stories category, with his photo "Through the Arches".

Jim Ward won the technology and innovation in mining category with "High wire act with a difference".

The environmental or sustainability successes in mining award was given to Nikki Victoriano for her photo, "Mine worker's children living near quarrying site are actively participating in tree planting in their community".

And voted best composition was Le Cong Binh's photo taken in Vietnam, titled "The road to the quarry".

The photos will be displayed for two weeks in early October, at Central Park office tower, Perth, Western Australia.

Next stop for the exhibition is the Riverside Centre in Brisbane from the end of October, before it moves on to Johannesburg, South Africa, in January 2013.

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