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Colleagues fear for the worst as two mine workers go missing

Gidgee Gold Mine
Gidgee Gold Mine

Friends and colleagues fear two exploration workers went missing after they never showed up to a precious metal mine on September 27.

Fellow prospectors reported the whereabouts of Raymond Small, 71, and Alan King, 60, are unknown after the pair left Meekatharra and were on the 350km journey to the Gidgee Gold Mine, 82km north of Sandstone in Western Australia’s Midwest.

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They were well prepared

The WA Police Force suspect the men were well prepared for their journey with enough food and water to last until at least October 4.

Small was last seen driving a white Toyota LandCruiser troop carrier and King drove a white Isuzu D-MAX ute with a unique aluminium chequer-plate canopy. Both vehicles have trailers that were carrying quad bikes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact WA police by phoning 08 9351 0699 or visiting police.wa.gov.au/Police-Direct

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