• Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Full Documentary

    Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia is the history of Australian mining. It portrays how over the last 150 years mining has made Australia rich, yet created an unending struggle over who shares in the wealth. It reveals how mining helped forge democracy yet has repeatedly plotted to influence politics and even overthrow democratically elected leaders. Whilst mining has also been deeply damaging to Aboriginal society, ironically in the 21st century, it may be aboriginal people's best hope of economic self-determination.

    published: 29 Jan 2017
  • The life on a mining village in Western Australia

    After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there, it's really hard to imagine what is it to live on a mine site village. It's usually way better that what people imagine... For more information, check my blog at http://nomadxperiment.wordpress.com and these post : - To live on a mining camp in Australia ;http://wp.me/p2nFW7-kE - How to get a job on a mine site in Australia ? : http://wp.me/p2nFW7-ns If you ever need an SEO/SMO expert to rank your website on the first page of Google, check out my new digital marketing project : http://primuseo.com

    published: 15 Apr 2012
  • The Super Pit Open Cut Gold Mine Kalgoorlie Western Australia

    Views at the Super Pit open cut gold mine Kalgoorlie Western Australia September 2014 - the deepest open cut gold mine in Australia.

    published: 21 Sep 2014
  • Mining Jobs TV Episode 3 - Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs

    MINING JOBS TV Episode 3: Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs Brought to you by www.miningresumes.com - Kick-start your mining career today and email us at success@miningresumes.com or call Mining Resumes on 1300 737 863 Welcome to Episode 3 of Mining Jobs TV. Hi my name is Matt and I will be speaking to you today about unskilled and entry level jobs in the Australian mining industry. Mining Jobs TV is a FREE online TV channel presenting regular episodes where we will discuss mining jobs and tips that will help you to secure a job in the industry. You may have probably heard the stories about a friend of a friend who is earning over $100,000 a year on a mine somewhere in Western Australia or Queensland and wondered how you could get a mining job too. Entry level or unskilled jobs...

    published: 26 Mar 2014
  • How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164

    Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter....

    published: 20 Dec 2016
  • BBC Hard Talk On the Road in Australia The Mining Business

    In the second of a three part series of special programmes from Australia, Hardtalk takes a look at the country's extraordinary resources boom. Thanks to China's insatiable demand for coal, iron ore and other commodities the Australian economy has avoided the economic woes of the west and continues. Filmed by Cameraman Andrew Psarianos.

    published: 17 Apr 2011
  • Underground Drilling and Blasting Training DVD - ACG

    The Australian Centre for Geomechanics has developed this safety training DVD for underground metalliferous mine workers. To purchase this product or find out more information, visit http://www.acg.uwa.edu.au/shop#trainprods Overview All underground mine workers will be exposed to drilling and blasting processes. The aim of this new DVD is to provide workers with the critical knowledge on drilling and blasting to aid appreciation of the importance of these mining processes and their related hazards. The DVD features an introduction to the rock breaking process in mining, followed by a section on how to handle, store and transport explosive products. The third part of the DVD covers development drilling and blasting practices; and the fourth part discusses production drilling and blasting....

    published: 24 Oct 2012
  • Guns, Ghosts, and Gold: Exploring the Abandoned Gold Dust Mine

    On our way to the Gold Dust Mine and mining camp, Paul got off a few shots with his Mauser Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifle. What an awesome firearm! The Gold Dust Mine was a small-time operation that dates back to the 1920s. Supposedly one of the early miners was killed in the mine by a collapse. His ghost is said to haunt the mine and mining camp to this day. We encountered no supernatural phenomenon during our visit, though. Inside the mine, we found some interesting and large deposits in the tunnel walls that looked like obsidian or marble. The first half of the tunnel featured a lot of classic, well-preserved timbering while the second half had some collapses due to the lack of timbering. This was a scenic, remote little mine site that was well worth the arduous hike in 100-degree heat...

    published: 02 Oct 2015
  • Finding Giant Gold Nuggets in Australia

    This image is what all prospectors hope for - but for most this is just a dream. Some fortunate few prospectors do strike lucky and our video shows some nice large nuggets being found.. Matt is a professional gold prospector with over 35 years experience in Western Australia. In this short video he describes his recent experience of using the Garrett ATX and shows you some of the large gold nuggets he has found in the period of just a few days in 2014. The nugget in the thumbnail is a cast of the 'Golden Eagle' nugget which was discovered at Larkinville, WA in 1931 and weighed 1135oz. With modern prospecting methods it's only a matter of time before another similar or even larger nugget is found.

    published: 07 Oct 2014
  • Working Down the Mines

    Pics I have scanned from my photos which have turned out quite well I thought. From when I worked underground 1968 - 1981. The first part is Windarra nickel mine, 212 miles north of Kalgoorlie Western Australia. This was a trackless decline with some pretty big gear, 35 ton Wigmore Caterpillar trucks which were a modified 631 scraper with a tipping body, and 3-boom Gardner Denver pneumatic jumbos. They had open stopes with longholes drilled with GD Airtracs and some bar-and-arm machines. From memory I think one of the big stope blasts was 100,000 tons. The mine closed in the early '80s and was gutted. There were a few deaths down there, all rockfalls, all on my shift, so R.I.P. to those guys. The second part is Lake View & Star gold mine, on Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Golden Mile. I w...

    published: 23 May 2011
  • Life in the mines in Australia

    Little story

    published: 08 Aug 2017
  • Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World

    Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World: 10. Boddington Country - Australia Major Owner - Newmont Production - 696,000 Oz 9. Veladero Country - Argentina Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 722,000 Oz 8. Olimpiada Country - Russia Major Owner - Polyus Gold Production - 725,000 Oz 7. Goldstrike Country - United States of America Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 902,000 Oz 6. Cortez Country - United States of America Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 902,000 Oz 5. Carlin Trend Country - United States of America Major Owner - Newmont Production - 907,000 Oz 4. Yanacocha Country - Peru Major Owner - Newmont Production - 970,000 Oz 3. Pueblo Viejo Country - Dominican Republic Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 1,108,000 Oz 2. Grasberg Country - Indonesia Major Owne...

    published: 15 Aug 2016
  • Wttenoom Gorge Asbestos Mine - Australia's Chernobyl

    Lang Hancock started mining blue asbestos with Aboriginal labour in the Hamersley Ranges in the 1930s. In 1943 he started the Wttenoom Asbestos Mine in Wittenoom Gorge. He did not go to the war because asbestos was essential for the war effort. He sold the mine to the Australian Blue Asbestos company in 1948 but stayed on as manager. After the company closed the mine in 1966, Hancock and Wright used the mine buildings and village as their headquarters. The town remained open until the mid 1980s. Thousands of immigrants and Aboriginal people worked at Wittenoom and at Point Samson, or on the transport trucks. Many died from Lung diseases. Asbestos fibres were used to make the school playgrounds and throughout the town. In 2005 the powerhouse was closed and less than 8 residents remained. Th...

    published: 28 Oct 2012
  • Australia - End of the Mining Boom in Australia - BBC Our World Documentary

    Australia - End of the Mining Boom in Australia 1 of 2 - BBC Our World Documentary, recorded 08.07.2009 I'l see if I can find a fitting description, but the title really says it all ... Here the BBC questions if the Mining Boom in Australia is over, following the financial downturn... We of course all know that it cannot be over, its at worst just recovering from a bad cycle. But interesting viewing...

    published: 05 Feb 2011
  • Lucrative Gold Mines in Australia - Novo Resources

    Dr. Quinton Hennigh, CEO and Director of Novo Resources speaks on the profitability of gold mining in Australia. To see more videos like this one go to www.b-tv.com.

    published: 24 Apr 2017
  • Northparkes Mines Airblast - Module 2

    This module is a detailed overview of the Northparkes event. It briefly explains the block caving mining method and why airblasts are an issue in block caving. The development of the Northparkes mine up to the 24th of November 1999, the events of that day, and the effects of the airblast are covered in detail.

    published: 08 Jun 2013
Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Full Documentary

Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia - Full Documentary

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  • Updated: 29 Jan 2017
  • views: 13856
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Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia is the history of Australian mining. It portrays how over the last 150 years mining has made Australia rich, yet created an unending struggle over who shares in the wealth. It reveals how mining helped forge democracy yet has repeatedly plotted to influence politics and even overthrow democratically elected leaders. Whilst mining has also been deeply damaging to Aboriginal society, ironically in the 21st century, it may be aboriginal people's best hope of economic self-determination.
https://wn.com/Dirty_Business_How_Mining_Made_Australia_Full_Documentary
The life on a mining village in Western Australia

The life on a mining village in Western Australia

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  • Updated: 15 Apr 2012
  • views: 109191
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After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there, it's really hard to imagine what is it to live on a mine site village. It's usually way better that what people imagine... For more information, check my blog at http://nomadxperiment.wordpress.com and these post : - To live on a mining camp in Australia ;http://wp.me/p2nFW7-kE - How to get a job on a mine site in Australia ? : http://wp.me/p2nFW7-ns If you ever need an SEO/SMO expert to rank your website on the first page of Google, check out my new digital marketing project : http://primuseo.com
https://wn.com/The_Life_On_A_Mining_Village_In_Western_Australia
The Super Pit Open Cut Gold Mine Kalgoorlie Western Australia

The Super Pit Open Cut Gold Mine Kalgoorlie Western Australia

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  • Updated: 21 Sep 2014
  • views: 17682
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Views at the Super Pit open cut gold mine Kalgoorlie Western Australia September 2014 - the deepest open cut gold mine in Australia.
https://wn.com/The_Super_Pit_Open_Cut_Gold_Mine_Kalgoorlie_Western_Australia
Mining Jobs TV Episode 3  - Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs

Mining Jobs TV Episode 3 - Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2014
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MINING JOBS TV Episode 3: Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs Brought to you by www.miningresumes.com - Kick-start your mining career today and email us at success@miningresumes.com or call Mining Resumes on 1300 737 863 Welcome to Episode 3 of Mining Jobs TV. Hi my name is Matt and I will be speaking to you today about unskilled and entry level jobs in the Australian mining industry. Mining Jobs TV is a FREE online TV channel presenting regular episodes where we will discuss mining jobs and tips that will help you to secure a job in the industry. You may have probably heard the stories about a friend of a friend who is earning over $100,000 a year on a mine somewhere in Western Australia or Queensland and wondered how you could get a mining job too. Entry level or unskilled jobs, like trade assistants or plant operators are hard to get now as every man and his dog are applying for them. The best way to get these jobs would be to move out to the little mining towns and live there and register with all the labour hire companies, there are hundreds of them. Trades people like fitters, welders, boilermakers and electricians still have a fairly good chance of picking up work on mining sites. If you don't have a trade, doing a rigging or scaffolding course would give you a good chance at getting a job, the courses are only about 4 weeks long, but they are fairly expensive. Other unskilled or basic jobs available include cleaners, laundry workers and kitchen hands which is not difficult if you have hospitality training and experience. Talking to people who are currently working on mining sites can be a big help, especially if you have no previous experience or qualifications. It would be even better if you could get in contact with expats from your own country who are working on mining sites. They can let you know who to call and what you need to do. If you are inexperienced and unqualified you need to be fit and ready for physical labour. The work will be very repetitive and routine based with long 12 hour days, so you really need to be mentally prepared, as well as physically. Some mines will have a very high turnover of workers. This is because many people go to work on the mines not knowing what to expect. Because there can be such a high turnover, you may not start earning big money straight away, although your wages won't be small either. Once you've proved yourself to be a reliable worker, your wages should increase. Most mining companies will run police checks, as well as drug and alcohol tests. Even though there are wet mess areas on-site where workers can unwind and drink alcohol, they do have to drink in moderation and be fit-for-work before their shift starts Shutdowns are exactly what the name suggests. Every now and then mining sites need to shut down for upgrades, maintenance or repairs and they usually hire people temporarily to work during shut downs. A lot of the work is unskilled and doesn't last very long, so it's great for backpackers who want to keep on travelling and don't want to make a full-time commitment. It's also a great way to get your foot in the door and gain valuable on-site experience. To do certain mining jobs you will need to get licences and training, or 'tickets' as they are more commonly known. There are lots of different types of tickets depending on what type of work you're going to do. Some tickets can be very expensive and mines in different states require different tickets, so you really need to do your research before you start spending money on courses. Don't think that just because you're female that the mining companies and recruiters won't consider you. The mining industry in Australia is becoming increasingly gender neutral. It's not just cooking and cleaning jobs either on offer for women either; more and more women are working on Australian mining sites, and in some cases, companies even prefer women for certain jobs. For example, a popular job for women on mining sites is driving a dump truck because research has shown that women are easier on the multi-million dollar equipment yet still get the job done. It's most important to ensure you have the resume professionally worded and designed to stand out from your competitors. We highly recommended Mining Resumes to prepare your resume as they are the industry leaders in resume preparation for clients seeking jobs in the mining and oil & gas industry. They can be contacted via phone on 1300 RESUME or have a look at their website miningresumes.com with package details and samples browse that demonstrate their quality and experience. If you aren't already signed up to receive the Mining Jobs episodes, fill out your name and email address in the box at the bottom right hand side of our website at miningjobs.tv or email us at info@miningjobs.tv.
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How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164

How to MINE OPAL gems in the OUTBACK - Smarter Every Day 164

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  • Updated: 20 Dec 2016
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Please click here to try The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/OoWp302du3z Click here if you're interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Science Alert for arranging my travel! http://www.sciencealert.com/ GET SMARTER SECTION The majority of the world's opal gemstones used for jewelry comes from Coober Pedy Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy Opals are unique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal Yanni's Store and Museum: http://www.umoonaopalmine.com.au/ Opal can be created by plants! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253015001437 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tweet Ideas to me at: http://twitter.com/smartereveryday I'm "ilikerockets" on Snapchat. Snap Code: http://i.imgur.com/7DGfEpR.png Smarter Every Day on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmarterEveryDay Smarter Every Day on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day On Instagram http://www.instagram.com/smartereveryday Smarter Every Day SubReddit http://www.reddit.com/r/smartereveryday Ambiance and musicy things by: Gordon McGladdery did the outro music the video. http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/ The thought is it my efforts making videos will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for my kids college education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please SHARE THE VIDEO! If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars Smarter Every Day by becoming a Patron. http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Warm Regards, Destin
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BBC Hard Talk On the Road in Australia The Mining Business

BBC Hard Talk On the Road in Australia The Mining Business

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  • Duration: 24:45
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2011
  • views: 54049
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In the second of a three part series of special programmes from Australia, Hardtalk takes a look at the country's extraordinary resources boom. Thanks to China's insatiable demand for coal, iron ore and other commodities the Australian economy has avoided the economic woes of the west and continues. Filmed by Cameraman Andrew Psarianos.
https://wn.com/BBC_Hard_Talk_On_The_Road_In_Australia_The_Mining_Business
Underground Drilling and Blasting Training DVD - ACG

Underground Drilling and Blasting Training DVD - ACG

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  • Duration: 3:09
  • Updated: 24 Oct 2012
  • views: 210824
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The Australian Centre for Geomechanics has developed this safety training DVD for underground metalliferous mine workers. To purchase this product or find out more information, visit http://www.acg.uwa.edu.au/shop#trainprods Overview All underground mine workers will be exposed to drilling and blasting processes. The aim of this new DVD is to provide workers with the critical knowledge on drilling and blasting to aid appreciation of the importance of these mining processes and their related hazards. The DVD features an introduction to the rock breaking process in mining, followed by a section on how to handle, store and transport explosive products. The third part of the DVD covers development drilling and blasting practices; and the fourth part discusses production drilling and blasting. Target Audience Underground mine workers - the need to identify the potential hazards of working near or with explosives, and the protocols of re-entering a working area after blasting. Workers responsible for development and production drilling and blasting activities. This DVD will review drilling and blasting fundamental concepts that are critical to achieving optimal rock breaking outcomes. All industry stakeholders - those keen to learn more about drilling and blasting in underground mines. Project Sponsors: Barrick Gold of Australia; BHP Billiton Olympic Dam; Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific; Gold Fields Australasia; Newmont Asia Pacific; Orica Mining Services; Xstrata Zinc.
https://wn.com/Underground_Drilling_And_Blasting_Training_Dvd_Acg
Guns, Ghosts, and Gold: Exploring the Abandoned Gold Dust Mine

Guns, Ghosts, and Gold: Exploring the Abandoned Gold Dust Mine

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  • Duration: 5:26
  • Updated: 02 Oct 2015
  • views: 107544
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On our way to the Gold Dust Mine and mining camp, Paul got off a few shots with his Mauser Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifle. What an awesome firearm! The Gold Dust Mine was a small-time operation that dates back to the 1920s. Supposedly one of the early miners was killed in the mine by a collapse. His ghost is said to haunt the mine and mining camp to this day. We encountered no supernatural phenomenon during our visit, though. Inside the mine, we found some interesting and large deposits in the tunnel walls that looked like obsidian or marble. The first half of the tunnel featured a lot of classic, well-preserved timbering while the second half had some collapses due to the lack of timbering. This was a scenic, remote little mine site that was well worth the arduous hike in 100-degree heat and high humidity to reach it.
https://wn.com/Guns,_Ghosts,_And_Gold_Exploring_The_Abandoned_Gold_Dust_Mine
Finding Giant Gold Nuggets in Australia

Finding Giant Gold Nuggets in Australia

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  • Updated: 07 Oct 2014
  • views: 3352375
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This image is what all prospectors hope for - but for most this is just a dream. Some fortunate few prospectors do strike lucky and our video shows some nice large nuggets being found.. Matt is a professional gold prospector with over 35 years experience in Western Australia. In this short video he describes his recent experience of using the Garrett ATX and shows you some of the large gold nuggets he has found in the period of just a few days in 2014. The nugget in the thumbnail is a cast of the 'Golden Eagle' nugget which was discovered at Larkinville, WA in 1931 and weighed 1135oz. With modern prospecting methods it's only a matter of time before another similar or even larger nugget is found.
https://wn.com/Finding_Giant_Gold_Nuggets_In_Australia
Working Down the Mines

Working Down the Mines

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  • Duration: 2:32
  • Updated: 23 May 2011
  • views: 33568
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Pics I have scanned from my photos which have turned out quite well I thought. From when I worked underground 1968 - 1981. The first part is Windarra nickel mine, 212 miles north of Kalgoorlie Western Australia. This was a trackless decline with some pretty big gear, 35 ton Wigmore Caterpillar trucks which were a modified 631 scraper with a tipping body, and 3-boom Gardner Denver pneumatic jumbos. They had open stopes with longholes drilled with GD Airtracs and some bar-and-arm machines. From memory I think one of the big stope blasts was 100,000 tons. The mine closed in the early '80s and was gutted. There were a few deaths down there, all rockfalls, all on my shift, so R.I.P. to those guys. The second part is Lake View & Star gold mine, on Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Golden Mile. I worked there as a machine miner on airlegs doing shrink stoping and intermediate driving (drifting). We worked by ourselves with no partner which was the practise then. We used Holman's Silver 3s and Silver 900 airleg machines (jacklegs). Mucking out inter drives we used air or electric 2-drum scrapers into a raise. We used AN60 dynamite primers with ANFO and electric detonators or sometimes safety fuse. This was a "traditional" mine with rail drives leading to a vertical shaft about 3000' deep from memory. The mines on the Golden Mile no longer exist because they have been swallowed up by the Super Pit.
https://wn.com/Working_Down_The_Mines
Life in the mines in Australia

Life in the mines in Australia

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  • Updated: 08 Aug 2017
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Little story
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Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World

Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World

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  • Updated: 15 Aug 2016
  • views: 9586
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Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World: 10. Boddington Country - Australia Major Owner - Newmont Production - 696,000 Oz 9. Veladero Country - Argentina Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 722,000 Oz 8. Olimpiada Country - Russia Major Owner - Polyus Gold Production - 725,000 Oz 7. Goldstrike Country - United States of America Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 902,000 Oz 6. Cortez Country - United States of America Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 902,000 Oz 5. Carlin Trend Country - United States of America Major Owner - Newmont Production - 907,000 Oz 4. Yanacocha Country - Peru Major Owner - Newmont Production - 970,000 Oz 3. Pueblo Viejo Country - Dominican Republic Major Owner - Barrick Gold Production - 1,108,000 Oz 2. Grasberg Country - Indonesia Major Owner - Freeport-McMoRan Production - 1,131,000 Oz 1. Muruntau Country - Uzbekistan Major Owner - Navoi Production - 2,600,000 Oz IMAGE SOURCE: "GOOGLE SEARCH" SOURCE: http://www.mining.com/the-worlds-top-10-gold-mines/
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Wttenoom Gorge Asbestos Mine - Australia's Chernobyl

Wttenoom Gorge Asbestos Mine - Australia's Chernobyl

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  • Duration: 4:19
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2012
  • views: 17129
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Lang Hancock started mining blue asbestos with Aboriginal labour in the Hamersley Ranges in the 1930s. In 1943 he started the Wttenoom Asbestos Mine in Wittenoom Gorge. He did not go to the war because asbestos was essential for the war effort. He sold the mine to the Australian Blue Asbestos company in 1948 but stayed on as manager. After the company closed the mine in 1966, Hancock and Wright used the mine buildings and village as their headquarters. The town remained open until the mid 1980s. Thousands of immigrants and Aboriginal people worked at Wittenoom and at Point Samson, or on the transport trucks. Many died from Lung diseases. Asbestos fibres were used to make the school playgrounds and throughout the town. In 2005 the powerhouse was closed and less than 8 residents remained. The old mine buildings were demolished and buried in 2003, however the tailings have not been cleaned up. Mountains of deadly tailings remain in the beautiful gorge, washing down the creeks. Wittenoom Gorge remains an important place for the Banyjima Aborginal people. The Australian government wants to forget about this mining disaster, In 2012 the minesite remains a deadly hazard in an otherwise beautiful landscape.
https://wn.com/Wttenoom_Gorge_Asbestos_Mine_Australia's_Chernobyl
Australia - End of the Mining Boom in Australia - BBC Our World Documentary

Australia - End of the Mining Boom in Australia - BBC Our World Documentary

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  • Duration: 10:57
  • Updated: 05 Feb 2011
  • views: 31912
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Australia - End of the Mining Boom in Australia 1 of 2 - BBC Our World Documentary, recorded 08.07.2009 I'l see if I can find a fitting description, but the title really says it all ... Here the BBC questions if the Mining Boom in Australia is over, following the financial downturn... We of course all know that it cannot be over, its at worst just recovering from a bad cycle. But interesting viewing...
https://wn.com/Australia_End_Of_The_Mining_Boom_In_Australia_BBC_Our_World_Documentary
Lucrative Gold Mines in Australia - Novo Resources

Lucrative Gold Mines in Australia - Novo Resources

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  • Duration: 1:31
  • Updated: 24 Apr 2017
  • views: 10478
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Dr. Quinton Hennigh, CEO and Director of Novo Resources speaks on the profitability of gold mining in Australia. To see more videos like this one go to www.b-tv.com.
https://wn.com/Lucrative_Gold_Mines_In_Australia_Novo_Resources
Northparkes Mines Airblast - Module 2

Northparkes Mines Airblast - Module 2

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  • Duration: 19:43
  • Updated: 08 Jun 2013
  • views: 13037
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This module is a detailed overview of the Northparkes event. It briefly explains the block caving mining method and why airblasts are an issue in block caving. The development of the Northparkes mine up to the 24th of November 1999, the events of that day, and the effects of the airblast are covered in detail.
https://wn.com/Northparkes_Mines_Airblast_Module_2