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On 5 Aug 2010, copper miners entered the San Jose mine and were trapped 700 metres beneath the Chilean dessert after the mine collapsed. No one knew if they were even alive. DCODE how the Copiapó mining accident happened. #DCODE #ChileanMine #rescue Catch Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story, on 29 July 10:50PM (MY), 11:40PM (SEA) and 10:40 PM (PH) only on Discovery Channel.
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Buried Alive : The Chilean Mine Rescue - Classic Documentary Films Chile mining accident may refer to: 1945 El Teniente mining accident, the biggest metallic mining accident in history; 2006 Copiapó mining accident, which resulted in two deaths; 2010 Copiapó mining accident, in which 33 miners were trapped for 69 days ... Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile_mining_accident Click the link below for updates: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0A5aSj4cj7E1s3sLAHDNBQ
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The 33 - in theaters November 13th. http://the33movie.com https://www.facebook.com/the33movie --- From Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures comes the unforgettable true story of “The 33.” In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon. The international cast is led by Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”), James Brolin, and Lou Diamond Phillips, with Bob Gunton and Gabriel Byrne. The main cast also includes Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Tenoch Huerta, Marco Treviño, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Elizabeth De Razzo, Naomi Scott, Gustavo Angarita, and Alejandro Goic. Patricia Riggen directed “The 33” from a screenplay by Mikko Alanne, Oscar nominee Craig Borten (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Michael Thomas, based on the screen story by Jose Rivera and the book Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar. The film was produced by Oscar nominee Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”), Robert Katz and Edward McGurn. Carlos Eugenio Lavin, Leopoldo Enriquez, Alan Zhang and José Luis Escolar served as executive producers. The behind-the-scene creative team included cinematographer Checco Varese, production designer Marco Niro, editor Michael Tronick and Oscar-nominated costume designer Paco Delgado (“Les Misérables”). The Academy Award-winning team of Alex Henning and Ben Grossman (“Hugo”) supervised the visual effects. The score was composed by Oscar winner James Horner (“Titanic”). “The 33” was filmed on location in Chile’s harshly remote yet stunningly beautiful Atacama desert just kilometers away from where the event took place, and deep within two mines located in central Colombia. A presentation of Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures, “The 33” is slated to open on November 13, 2015 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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AC-drive P&H 4100-class mining shovels are helping the global mining industry achieve increasingly efficient and reliable productivity. More info at: http://www.phmining.com/en/PHMining/Mining-Equipment/Electric-Shovels/4100C.htm
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Aftermath photos can be found here: http://goo.gl/SrEc2 Video of an accident that happened in Australia in 2008 at the Wesfarmers Curragh coal mine in central Queensland. The official report cited operator error, and rumor has it the operator was inexperienced and pulled the wrong lever and allowed the winch to go into free-fall. He tried to catch it on the drum brake but that overheated, exploded and caught fire as you can see. The dragline boom was being lowered for maintenance, and as you can see the correct radius hadn't been chosen to let the drag line boom clear the M4600-based Transilift boom. The operator suffered minor injuries.
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An explosion rocked a remote West Virginia coal mine with a history of safety problems, killing 12 workers and trapping at least 10 others thousands of feet underground in the worst U.S. mine disaster since 2006. (April 5)
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Dear all, I'm happy to invite you to discover a new field video on "Field Gemology by Vincent Pardieu". During a field expedition in June 2018 we visited the KAGEM emerald mine in the Kafubu area in Zambia in order to collect reference samples for the "Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT)". Emeralds mining started in the Kafubu area in Zambia during the 1960's but it is only after the 1980's that Zambia became a major producer of emeralds. In 2008 Gemfields took control of the KAGEM mine and turned it into a modern very sophisticated and efficient operation. They combined several small open pits into a huge one called the Chama pit. With more than 1km wide and long and over 120 meters deep, it is the World's largest emerald mining pit. In this pit we can witness a combination of mechanized mining (when the miners work to remove the rocks that do not host emeralds) and hand mining when the miners get close to the emerald rich reaction zone between the pegmatites (rich in beryllium) and the talc-magnetite-schist (rich in chromium). Many thanks to all the people we met in Zambia during that field expedition for DANAT and a very special thanks everybody at Kagem and Gemfields for their welcome and support in order to allow us to collect on site, inside the mine, the research samples requested by DANAT Enjoy!
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Mountain top removal in Alabama. Sloan Mountain Mine owned by MS&R Equipment Co. This strip mine is located on a bend along the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Jefferson County, Alabama. In addition to a long list of problems, the runoff from this mine has been pouring a significant amount of sediments and contaminants into the Locust Fork River. Mines like this are being increasingly permitted throughout Alabama. In Alabama there are weak regulations and lax enforcement of them, making it easy for coal companies to destroy mountains, alter wildlife habitat, mine through and pollute streams, and diminish the quality of life for nearby residents. A strip mine can clear the forest, blast, and excavate over 200 feet deep within just 100 feet of a river and within 300 feet of an inhabited home. Visit http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/coal-mining.html to find out more.
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At 14,000 tons and 2.5 times the height of the Statue of Liberty, the Piper Alpha oil rig was one of the largest in the world. But on July 6, 1988, the entire structure became consumed by a devastating and deadly fire. From the show Make It Out Alive: Oil Rig Explosion: http://bit.ly/2xTAiqC
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To hugs, cheers and tears, rescuers using a missile-like escape capsule began pulling 33 men one by one to fresh air and freedom at last, 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile underground.
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Rescue of the 25th miner, Renan Avalos Silva, brother of Florencio, the 1st man up from the San Jose Chile mine. The 33 miners were trapped deep underground for 69 days. My Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/shutterbug48
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On the 13th of October each year we gather at the Miners Memorial to remember the 26 men who have perished in 'the winning of coal' on the Collinsville coal fields since organised mining first began there in 1919. The significance of October 13th is that in 1954 Collinsville experienced its blackest day, when seven men died in a carbon dioxide (CO2) outburst at the State Mine No.1 tunnel. We must never lose sight of the fact that the death of one miner is no less tragic than the disaster that occurred on that catastrophic day. We gather there not only as a group of miners past and present, but as a community united in grief of the loss of human life. Those of us, who have worked in the mining industry, have inherently accepted the risk of injury and death to be a consequential reality of past mining practices. Today that is not acceptable. "During the presentation of the replica lights by representatives of the Youth Coalition, we ask that as each miners name is read out a member of the man's family immediately come forward to accept the light to place at the base of the Miners' Statue."
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Chile completed its flawless rescue of 33 miners trapped for a record 10 weeks, sparking euphoria at home after a 22-hour drama that captivated hundreds of millions around the world. The ascent late Wednesday of the last of the miners, grizzled leader Luis Urzua, capped an against-all-odds operation hailed by Chile's president as an inspiration to the world. It also spelled the end of a nightmare lived by the men, who had survived more than two months in a dank and dark tunnel 622 meters (2,041 feet) below the surface of Chile's northern Atacama desert following an August 5 cave-in.Duration: 01:40
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At approximately 23:35 hours on Sunday 7 August 1994, an explosion occurred in the Moura No 2 underground coal mine. There were twenty-one persons working underground at the time. Ten men from the northern area of the mine escaped within thirty minutes of the explosion but eleven from the southern area failed to return to the surface. Those who failed to return comprised a crew of eight who were working in the 5 south section of the mine undertaking first workings for pillar development, and three others, a beltman and a sealing contractor with an assisting miner who were also deployed in the southern side of the mine. A second and more violent explosion occurred at 12:20 hours on Tuesday 9 August 1994. Rescue and recovery attempts were thereafter abandoned and the mine sealed at the surface.
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On August 5, 2010, thirty-three workers were trapped in a copper mine in northern Chile after a tunnel caved in. (They were rescued after being entombed for 69 days). You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d9e2391cf80ef66a58251a1d056430d0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Nearly 60 years ago one of the worst mining accidents in the history of British coal mining occurred in the Ayrshire village of New Cumnock. For several tense days in September 1950 the worlds media descended on the small Ayrshire mining village. The world paused with baited breath as rescuers battled bravely against all odds to reach the 129 men trapped deep underground when a field above where they were working caved-in, flooding the mine workings with thick liquid peat, cutting off all means of escape. This is a truly remarkable story of how ordinary men worked tirelessly in a race against time and the forces of nature to achieve one of the most dramatic and remarkable rescues ever attempted.
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs In 2010 the world celebrated the rescue of 33 Chilean miners. But within months, the copper boom that enriched a generation of miners and made Chile one of the wealthiest countries in Latin America fizzled out. The FT reports on how the country, built on the copper industry, and its miners are struggling to come to terms with the new reality. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Launching a worldwide coalition of business, engineerings, safety, HR, and other professionals to design innovative solutions to smaller mine safety. Thousands of workers die each year in mining accidents. Through Facebook and LinkedIn we are gathering people and ideas to come together to raise awareness and help workers in need.
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Conawaylaw.com has information on the dangers involved in coal mining. Tim Conaway was aware of the dangers well before the recent UBB explosion. The website has links to articles where he called for tougher safety laws.
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This video includes a re-enactment of a fatal accident which occurred at Blackwater Open Cut Mine on 4 May 1997 when an overtaking light vehicle was crushed beneath a large articulated water truck which was making a right hand turn. Information in the video was current at the date of original production (1998). This was prior to the introduction of the current Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999. For further information about this video or about the Queensland Mine Safety and Health, please visit www.dnrm.qld.gov.au or email [email protected] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au
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State media reported Thursday, at least 19 people died in a coal mine accident in northern China's coal belt of Shanxi. The official Xinhua news agency said preliminary investigations have found that a large portion of the roof collapsed. The collapse kicked up a dust storm within the cavern. According to reports, 129 people were working in the mine. 110 managed to escape. Quoted by AFP last year, a senior manager said that the company's bosses were ramping up production to counter a drop in coal prices. Cranking up production with limited resources can lead to serious accidents and oversights in processes. Shanxi has experienced major coal mine accidents in both 2013 and 2010. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/QnLw4P5EYco/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Knott County Ky Coal Mine Disaster 1961 Music By Country Singer Vince Gill Bluegrass singers Ricky Skaggs The film you are about to see was made two or three years after Kennie was killed in this mine. Filmed by Bennett and Doug Adams This The Mountain Eagle News Paper that came out 3 days after Kennie Adams coal mine accident. The Date of this accident was December 12th Tuesday 1961 about 12 noon, Kennie Adams was found on December 15th Friday 1961. This is part of the crowd of miners that gathered Wednesday afternoon at the mine opening of B&A Coal Comp. in Knott County to see if they could help in attempts to find the body of Kennie Adams of Van, Ky. partner in the mine. Kennie Adams was one of four men trapped beneath a roof fall Tuesday. Bodies of the other three were removed earlier Wednesday and Kennie Adams is presumed dead. Large groups of miners volunteered their services as soon as the word got out. This picture was snapped for "The Mountain Eagel" by Shade Frazier. Rescue workers were still searching today for the body of Kennie Adams, Van Ky, presumed dead in the debris of a roof fall which took the lives of three fellow miners in Knott county coal mine Tuesday afternoon, Rescue operation in the B&A Coal Comp. mine on Caudill's Branch of Carr Creek ( Known as Rope Works ) in Knott County were forced to halt this afternoon so more timber could be installed within the mine to help insure the safety of the rescue workers. They were expected to resume when the timbers were place, but observers said there was no indication when the body of Kennie Adams night be found. Men returning to Whitesburg today reported the mine roof was "Working Alive" and the conditions were dangerous for the rescue crew. Bodies of three other miners were discovered Wednesday within 20 feet of the edge of the roof fall, which covered an area estimated to be as much as 60,000 square feet and 75 feet high. The rescue workers said the position of the bodies indicated the men had been fleeing the mine when they were caught by the fall. The three bodies removed were those of Josh Noble of Van, Ky. Sidney Bryant of Premium, Ky. and Ben Sexton of Smithsboro Ky. The men were "Pulling Pillars" at the time the fall occurred, some 700 feet from the mine entrance. State Mine Inspector Bill Wright of Whitesburg said the fall occurred about noon Tuesday. Two other men AC Mullins of Breedings Creek, Ky. and Bethel Hall of Isom, Ky. were able to escape from the mine when they heard the fall start. Dave Craft of Smithsboro, Ky. a team operator was outside the mine. As soon as the news of the disaster spread, miners from Letcher, Knott and Perry Counties quickly volunteered their services for the rescue operation. From the first there was little hope of finding any of the men alive. The first shift of rescue workers was sent home about 9:30 pm Tuesday and told to report back the next morning. Another crew took their places. Cars lined the highway leading to Hindman and the dirt road leading to the mine, which is accessible only by truck or jeep in the bad weather. Bitter cold and heavy rain plagued the men waiting outside the mine to see if they were needed in the rescue work. The crowd outside the mine numbered several hundred most of the time. Miners leaving the scene often had to wade the cold water of the branch to reach their cars. The bodies of Sexton and Bryant were brought to Craft Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Sexton, who had been working in the mine only two months, was the father of a three year old daughter. He would have been 23 next Jan 13th. The bodies of Bryant and Sexton were removed about noon Wednesday. Noble's body was discovered shortly afterward, but could not be removed for several hours. All three were badly crushed The body of Kennie Adams one of four Letcher County men trapped last week in a coalmine rock fall in Knott County, was discovered and removed from the mine last Friday. Witnesses said Kennie Adams, a partner in the mine, was found near where the bodies of the other victims were discovered. He was crouched under a slab of rock, they said, and his body was not mangled like those of the others coal miners.
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Coal miners spoke to the World Socialist Web Site on Friday about safety violations at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. They said that the mine's operator routinely disregard safety rules, and denounced regulators for failing to punish the company.
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China Mining Accident Gas Leak In Illegal Mine Kills At Least 20 thoughts Reports say in China Hundreds of rescuers took turns descending into an illegally operated coal mine to search for 23 Chinese miners trapped by a gas leak that killed 20 others, in the country's second deadly mining accident in less than a week. Coal dust forced out of the mine by the powerful leak blanketed the ground 30 feet (10 meters) around the pit a News Agency said.It said the private Coal Mine in southwest China, was operating illegally because its license was revoked a year ago.Ventilation machines were pumping methane gas out of the shaft to enable rescuers and firefighters to enter. About 300 medical workers were at the scene according to reports Dust covered firefighters coming out of the shaft described descending underground and finding the 20 bodies An initial investigation found that the gas leak occurred Thursday morning at one platform inside the shaft, and the gas spread to another platform, trapping 43 miners working in the two areas according to reports The accident came less than a week after eight miners died and 52 were rescued from a mine in Henan province after a cave-in. The rescue was the biggest in the country since April 2010, when 115 miners were pulled out alive after being trapped for eight days in a mine in northern China. China's coal mines are the deadliest in the world, although their safety record has improved in recent years as smaller, illegal mines have been closed. Annual fatalities are now about one-third of the high of nearly 7,000 in 2002. China Coal Mine Gas Blast Kills 29 Workers
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019 - Mining In this video Paul Andersen explains how mining is used to extract valuable minerals from the Earth's crust. Surface and subsurface mining are used to extract ore which is then processed. A discussion of ecosystem impacts and legislation is also included. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Cateb, M. (2010). Português: Cobre e latão para soldas. Lingote de prata 950 e chapa de prata. Liga para ser adicionada à prata, com cobre e germânio. Grânulos de prata fina. Foto : Mauro Cateb, joalheiro brasileiro. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metals_for_jewellery.jpg English: Anthracite coal. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coal_anthracite.jpg File:MKingHubbert.jpg. (2011, September 13). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:MKingHubbert.jpg&oldid=450215564 Jones, N. (2007). English: Sand and gravel strata on the southern edge of Coxford Wood The sand and gravel quarry goes right up to the edge of wood. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sand_and_gravel_strata_on_the_southern_edge_of_Coxford_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_610732.jpg Jyi1693. (2006). English: Seawater photographed from aboard the MV Virgo out of Singapore, 2006. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_water_Virgo.jpg KVDP. (2009). English: A schematic showing the locations of certain ores in the world. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simplified_world_mining_map_1.png printer, -G. F. Nesbitt & Co. (1850). English: Sailing card for the clipper ship California, depicting scenes from the California gold rush. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Clipper_500.jpg USA, G. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Italiano: Grafico che rappresenta il picco di Hubbert della produzione petrolifera mondiale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubbert_world_2004.svg Vance, R. H. (1850). English: “Photomechanical reproduction of the 1850(?) daguerreotype by R. H. Vance shows James Marshall standing in front of Sutter’s sawmill, Coloma, California, where he discovered gold.” Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sutters_Mill.jpg
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A coal mine flooding in northwestern China has left seven people dead. It's the latest in a series of mining accidents, even though officials say safety standards are rising. A recent report said the number of deaths in China's mining industry has fallen 20 percent over the last year. Another deadly day in China's mining industry. Rescuers recovered seven bodies from a flooded coal mine in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region over the weekend. The Wuzhou work safety bureau says 13 miners were working underground when the incident happened at the mine, which is owned by Longneng Coal Mining Corporation. Five managed to escape on their own and one was rescued. A safety official says relatives of each victim received about 44 thousand dollars in compensation. Meanwhile, the mine owner remains under arrest while the investigation continues.
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Welcome to In Depth, for a closer look at what's making mining headlines in the Americas This week, the US suffered its worst mine accident in 26 years, after an explosion claimed at least 25 lives at a West Virginia coal mine. Mining Weekly's correspondent in Toronto, Liezel Hill, joins me to discuss the accident.
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#HeavyEquipmentAccidents #2017 # 2016 The Silver Spade was a giant power shovel used for strip mining in southeastern Ohio. Manufactured by Bucyrus-Erie, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the model . The Silver Spade was a giant power shovel used for strip mining in southeastern Ohio. Manufactured by Bucyrus-Erie, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the model . Videos on Silver Spade Rope driven digger, plus other mainly Bycerus Face Shovels which are also rope driven. Has some really brilliant videos lasting up to 90 .
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Contribute to the Project: http://igeo.tv/contribuye-al-proyecto/ The Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine, is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in the Oquirrh Mountains. The mine is owned by Rio Tinto Group, an international mining and exploration company headquartered in the United Kingdom. The copper operations at Bingham Canyon Mine are managed through Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation which operates the mine, a concentrator plant, a smelter, and a refinery. The mine has been in production since 1906, and has resulted in the creation of a pit over 0.6 miles (0.97 km) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, and covering 1,900 acres (770 ha). It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 under the name Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine. The mine experienced a massive landslide in April of 2013 and a smaller slide in September of 2013. Udachnaya was discovered on June 15, 1955, just two days after the discovery of the diamond pipe Mir by Soviet geologist Vladimir Shchukin and his team. It is more than 600 metres (1,970 ft) deep, making it the third deepest open-pit mine in the world (after Bingham Canyon Mine and Chuquicamata). The nearby settlement of Udachny is named for the deposit. As of 2010, Udachnaya pipe is controlled by Russian diamond company Alrosa, which planned to halt open-pit mining in favor of underground mining in 2010. The mine has estimated reserves of 225.8 million carats of diamonds and an annual production capacity of 10.4 million carats Chuquicamata, or "Chuqui" as it is more familiarly known, is by excavated volume the biggest open pit copper mine in the world, located in the north of Chile, just outside of Calama, 215 km northeast of Antofagasta and 1,240 km north of the capital, Santiago. The mine is owned and operated by Codelco, a Chilean state enterprise, since the Chilean nationalization of copper in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Its depth of 850 metres (2,790 ft) makes it the second deepest open-pit mine in the world (after Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, USA). The Diavik Diamond Mine is a diamond mine in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) north of Yellowknife. It has become an important part of the regional economy, employing 700, grossing C$100 million in sales, and producing approximately 7.5 million carats (1,500 kg (3,300 lb)) of diamonds annually. The area was surveyed in 1992 and construction began in 2001, with production commencing in January 2003. It is connected by an ice road and Diavik Airport with a 5,235 ft (1,596 m) gravel runway regularly accommodating Boeing 737 jet aircraft. The Grasberg Mine is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world. It is located in the province of Papua in Indonesia near Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain in Papua, and it has 19,500 employees. It is majority owned through a subsidiary by Freeport-McMoRan, which owns 90.64% of PT Freeport Indonesia, the principal operating subsidiary in Indonesia, including 9.36% owned through its wholly owned subsidiary, PT Indocopper Investama. The Government of Indonesia owns the remaining 9.36% of PT Freeport Indonesia. FCX operates under an agreement with the Government of Indonesia, which allows Freeport to conduct exploration, mining and production activities in a 24,700-acre area (Block A). It also conducts exploration activities in an approximate 500,000-acre area (Block B). All of Freeport's proven and probable mineral reserves and current mining operations are located in Block A. The 2006 production was 610,800 tonnes of copper; 58,474,392 grams of gold; and 174,458,971 grams of silver. Watch Related Video Oil Spillage: The Five Biggest and Calamitous in the History, Can we Do Something?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0x4l70oiQI http://igeo.tv/ Igeo TV en español: ver videos, agencia de noticias y venta de metraje en: http://www.youtube.com/user/igeotv
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¥T ...and in honour of the 1 man who survived the 2006 Sago coal mine disaster,Randall McCloy.You will see him seated onstage to the right of President Bush in the beginning. On June 15th,2006 President George W.Bush signed into law S. 2803, The MINER Act. Partial text: I appreciate the workers who are here. Thanks for taking time in your day to come. I want to welcome the families of those who mourn the loss of life. We share in your grief, and we honor the memories of your loved ones. I know it's hard. It's really hard for you. But we welcome you here. And we're honored you took time to be here. I appreciate members of my administration who have joined us, as well, today. The hard work of American miners provides us with really important fuel. This economy is growing because of the work of our miners. Coal is an important part of our nation's present and future. Thanks to modern technology and equipment, we've come a long way from the days when a miner would take a canary into the coal mines. Passage -- and since the passage of the Mine Safety and Health Act in '77 -- 1977, America has seen significant decreases of injuries and fatal mining accidents. Yet events in recent months have reminded us that mining is dangerous work. That's what we've seen. This year alone, accidents have taken the lives of 33 miners in our country. Just last month, five miners were killed in a mine explosion in Harlan County, Kentucky. And in January, Americans watched and prayed -- a lot of Americans prayed -- with the people of West Virginia for the 13 miners that were trapped underground by the explosion in the Sago mine. Only one man came out, and he's with us today -- Randal McCloy, and his wife, Anna. And we welcome you all. And we know -- we know, and I hope you know -- that your fallen mining brothers are with us here today in spirit. They're with us today with their loved ones here -- eyes wet with tears, but proud of their accomplishments. We're glad you're here. We honor the memory of all lost miners today; that's what we're doing signing this bill. We make this promise to American miners and their families: We'll do everything possible to prevent mine accidents and make sure you're able to return safely to your loved ones. The bill I'm about to sign is an important part of the effort. The MINER Act will build on the Mine Safety and Health Administration's ongoing efforts to enhance mine safety training, to improve safety and communications technology for miners and provide more emergency supplies of breathable air along escape routes. This new legislation will require mine operators to report any life-threatening accident no later than 15 minutes after they know that one has occurred. And to ensure compliance with the law, the MINER Act will increase the maximum penalty for flagrant violations of mine safety regulations nearly four-fold. To implement this new legislation, we need effective and experienced leadership at the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Last month, I named, or nominated Richard Stickler of the state of West Virginia to be the head of MSHA. He's got experience. He served for six years as the Director of Pennsylvania's Bureau of Deep Mine Safety. He was a miner, mine shift foreman, a superintendent, and a manager, and the Senate needs to confirm Richard Stickler to this key position. America's miners work hard every day to support their families and support this country. It's hard work. You deserve the best training, the best equipment and safeguards that we can provide to protect the lives. And this good legislation I'm signing today is an important part of honoring that commitment. May God bless you all. May God bless our miners and their families, and may God continue to bless our country.
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Without copper, the economy and modern high-tech industries would come to a stand-still. Copper is used in computers, cell phones, automobiles, and nearly all electrical devices. About one-third of global copper reserves are found in Chile, making the country the world's largest exporter. Copper is a substantial contributor to Chile's economy, and the demand for the metal is on the rise.The copper mine de los Pelambres, some 250 kilometers north of Santiago, is the fifth largest in the world. The mine produces some 300,000 tons of copper each year -- using a state of the art and highly-efficient ore-grinding system from Siemens.
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