I fly there often because it's on the way to the areas that my company covers. It's not a regular mining town, because it's grown so much and thus turned into a proper town. Nevertheless, it's not a place I'd want to hang around for long. Too busy for a town, too expensive for a non-metropolitan area and in general a place you get to or leave from.
Since I seem to have landed/taken off at night, I haven't actually seen the mine from above before until yesterday. That's why I decided to write something about the place.
Being that it's located in the desert, the rainfall is minimal. It was therefore important to get water to the ever-more-rapidly spreading town. It was founded during the gold rush at the end of the 19th century and a very expensive project for that time was proposed - a pipeline which would connect Kal to Perth.