In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2013, truck driver Ken Smith hauls giant mining truck tires along the Peak Downs Highway southwest of Mackay city, Queensland state, Australia. The Australian... more 
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2013, truck driver Ken Smith hauls giant mining truck tires along the Peak Downs Highway southwest of Mackay city, Queensland state, Australia. The Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many business owners as China’s cooling growth reverberates through a country accustomed to winning from the rise of an Asian economic giant. Smith is confident that the mining boom days will return. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rod McGuirk
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 2:49 AM EDT