In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, mining site personnel walk by a Whitehaven Coal mine near Gunnedah, Australia, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. In eastern Australia, the China boom is reawakening the sleepy town of Gunnedah. Construction workers and surveyors in high-visibility, fluorescent green shirts are a common sight, a constant reminder that the plans to mine are the cause of the economic resurgence. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, mining site personnel walk by a Whitehaven Coal mine near Gunnedah, Australia, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. In eastern Australia, the China boom is reawakening the sleepy town of Gunnedah. Construction workers and surveyors in high-visibility, fluorescent green shirts are a common sight, a constant reminder that the plans to mine are the cause of the economic resurgence. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, mining site personnel walk by a Whitehaven Coal mine near Gunnedah, Australia, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. In eastern Australia, the China boom is reawakening the sleepy town of Gunnedah. Construction workers and surveyors in high-visibility, fluorescent green shirts are a common sight, a constant reminder that the plans to mine are the cause of the economic resurgence. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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