The Xstrata Mount Isa Expo kicks off today.
The North West Queensland region has seen miners flooding into the three day exhibition to look at the latest mining equipment and technology.
The exhibition has recorded its largest turn out yet, with close to 200 exhibitors showcasing their wares.
According to the region’s Chamber of Commerce manager Patricia O’Callaghan , a renewed interest in the region off the back of a national mining boom has driven numbers up.
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