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The Super Pit Open Cut Gold Mine Kalgoorlie Western Australia
 
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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.
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Early Kalgoorlie WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1893--1900 Gold Rush Aboriginals History
 
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ONE OF A SERIES ON KALGOORLIE SEE http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=DON+PUGH+KALGOORLIE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie is a Western Australian city located about 600 km east of Perth. Its current approximate population is 30,000. For eastward train travellers, on the trans-continental "Indian Pacific" service, Kalgoorlie is the last town encountered for hundreds of kilometres before entering the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. The "Prospector" train run by Transwa provides daily services to Perth In June 1893, prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling to Mt Youle when one of their horses cast a shoe. During the resultant halt in their journey, the men noticed signs of gold in the area, and decided to stay put. On June 17, 1893, Hannan filed a Reward Claim, leading to hundreds of men swarming to the area in search of gold and Kalgoorlie was born. The mining of gold, along with other metals such as nickel, has been a major industry in Kalgoorlie ever since. The concentrated area of large gold mines surrounding the original Hannan find is often referred to as the Golden Mile, and is considered by some to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet. The town's population was about 30,000 people in 1903. DON PUGH producer: Don Pugh
Views: 12732 Donald Pugh
Exploring the Extremely Remote Omega Mine
 
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The Omega Mine was discovered in 1897 and instantly brought a slough of miners to the area. The first assays taken from the mine valued at several thousand dollars per ton. This was incredibly rich, especially for the time period. The mine was worked in the early 1900's primarily. In the mid 1900's, new adits were driven and other veins on the property were worked. A stamp mill was constructed below the mine adits in the 1900's as well. It later burned and subsequent mills saw similar fates; falling victim to avalanches and other natural forces. Trams were constructed to transport the ore from the high reaches of the mine workings. The mine adits are located at elevations above 5,000ft. The route getting to the mine is rugged, steep and difficult to follow, this is a very remote mine! The mine consists of about half a dozen adits, but only some are accessible. The second adit shown in the video is the original Omega adit dating to the 1800's. There are several thousand feet of underground workings and many large stopes.
Views: 8476 Mines of the West
Old Coal Mining Site in Australia from the early 1900's
 
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An old coal mining site that looks like something out of a horror movie. Not many of these sites survived after there expiration as they were seen as a blight on the Australian landscape. This one in the Hunter area of New South Wales has character telling a tale of human innovation, life struggles and perseverance.
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VISITING HISTORIC GOLD MINING GHOST CITY OF COOLGARDIE WA WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 
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history kalgoorlie The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area. Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, it was the third largest town in the colony, with a population of 15,000, and another 10,000 in the surrounding region. At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange. The town also supported a wide variety of businesses and services, including a railway, a swimming pool (first public baths in the state), many hotels and several newspapers. The value of Coolgardie to the colony in the late 1890s was so significant that it was used as leverage to force Western Australia to join the Australian federation - Britain and the eastern colonies threatened to create a new state to be named Auralia around Coolgardie and other regional goldfields, such as Kalgoorlie, if the government in Perth did not agree to hold a referendum on federation. The Western Australian government reluctantly complied and a referendum was held just in time to become a founding state in the new federation. When federation did occur in 1901, Coolgardie was the centre of a federal electorate, the Division of Coolgardie. Soon after in November 1901, Alf Morgans from the state electorate of Coolgardie was elected Premier of Western Australia. However, the gold began to decrease in the early 1900s, and by World War I, the town was in serious decline. The federal electorate was abolished in 1913 due to the diminished population as many of its residents left for other towns where the gold was still plentiful, and it soon ceased to be a municipality. The situation remained unchanged throughout the century, as its population slipped to around 200 and it became a virtual ghost town. Despite this, many of the buildings from its peak were retained, which in recent years has helped start a small revival in the town's fortunes. The development of a tourist industry has once again created some employment in the town, resulting in a small increase in population, and it appears to be no longer in danger of dying completely. DON PUGH
Views: 6765 Donald Pugh
Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
 
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ "Lots of diagrammatic animation. Anthracite coal mining. Underground mining shots." Silent. Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Anthracite... is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%... Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the lion's share of production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Terminology Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal (not to be confused with the German Steinkohle or Dutch steenkool which are broader terms meaning all varieties of coal of a stonelike hardness and appearance, like bituminous coal and often anthracite as well, as opposed to lignite, which is softer), blind coal (in Scotland), Kilkenny coal (in Ireland), crow coal (or craw coal from its shiny black appearance), and black diamond. "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular and trademarked brand... Anthracite is similar in appearance to the mineraloid jet and is sometimes used as a jet imitation. Anthracite differs from ordinary bituminous coal by its greater hardness, its higher relative density of 1.3--1.4, and lustre, which is often semi-metallic with a mildly brown reflection. It contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter... The moisture content of fresh-mined anthracite generally is less than 15 percent. The heat content of anthracite ranges from 22 to 28 million Btu per short ton (26 to 33 MJ/kg) on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis... Anthracite may be considered to be a transition stage between ordinary bituminous and graphite, produced by the more or less complete elimination of the volatile constituents of the former... History of mining and use In southwest Wales, anthracite has been burned as a domestic fuel since at least medieval times. It was mined near Saundersfoot. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region... By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River... In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917. From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States... Many large public buildings, such as schools, were heated with anthracite-burning furnaces through the 1980s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery... Coal mining has had a lot of developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyor, jacks and shearers...
Views: 13239 Jeff Quitney
Resolute - Syama Gold Project Overview
 
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Syama is a long-life flagship project with robust economics. Located in the south of Mali, West Africa, the mine is approximately 30kms from the Côte d’Ivoire border and 300km southeast of the capital Bamako. Syama benefits from two fully operational parallel sulphide and oxide processing plants with site production capable of more than 250,000oz/pa.
The Wolgan Valley Line - Australia
 
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The Commonwealth Oil Corporation commenced shale mining in the early 1900's. A private railway some 35 miles was constructed through the Wolgan Valley. It was considered a world class engineering achievement at the time. There were 4 standard gauge Shale locomotives used to haul the oil from Newnes to Lithgow rail head.
Views: 10978 Lyn Doherty
Kanowna nr Kalgoorlie, WA
 
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Kanowna is a ghost town in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. It is located about 20 km east of Kalgoorlie. After the discovery of gold in the area in 1893, the townsite was gazetted in 1894.[1] and the population grew from 2,500 in 1897 to over 12,500 by 1899.[2] However, the alluvial gold supply was rapidly exhausted and underground mines following the outcropping vein produced decreasing amounts of gold, resulting in a slow but steady decrease in the population. The railway station was closed during the Great Depression, and by 1953 the town had been abandoned. The railway station platform, two cemeteries and mine workings are all that is left of the original town of Kanowna. Signs erected by the Kalgoorlie Historical society mark the sites of significant buildings. Increasing gold prices in the late 1970s sparked renewed interest in exploring the geology of the area for new sources of gold. The discovery of a large amount of gold, previously undiscovered because the vein did not reach the surface, made gold mining in the region economically viable again. Mining recommenced in 1986, initially as open-cut mining, before moving to underground mines. As of 2002, the Kanowna Belle mine employed over 300 people. Courtesy Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanowna,_Western_Australia
Views: 621 Steve Loftus
Fossicking for Gems I’m Central Queensland , Australia
 
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Gem fossicking has been on my list for a while and the trip was a must to visit two small towns in Central Queensland. I have experienced gold panning after growing up in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia but had no idea on what you would look for when panning for Gems. We headed into Central Queensland towards Emerald a small coal mine 4 hours drive away. It was already hitting 38 degrees at 10 am so we knew it was going to be a hot one. We stayed in Emerald for 1 night and after a bit to eat headed towards Rubyvale and Sapphire small gem towns only 40 minutes out of Emerald. Most of the places had closed for the summer months but there was a tourist gem centre open called Pats Gems. They demonstrated how to pan, what to look for when looking for coloured gems. You are given a bucket of dirt a sieve and tweezers and basically left to go through your bucket of dirty in the hope of finding a gem. Although we didn’t find anything big enough to brag about , we came home with a few small stones and the experience we can recall to our friends. If you are travelling in the Central part of Queensland we would recommend to make the extra trip to try this. Follow me on blog www.makingfoodmymedicine.com Facebook www.facebook.com/makingfoodmymedicine Instagram www.instagram.com/makingfoodmymedicine Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my page I really appreciate your support. Leanne xx
Views: 378 Leanne Rewell
Aboriginal Employment in Mining
 
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Aboriginal Employment in Mining - produced as a training and educational film for Aboriginal people and the Australian Mining Industry - real people in real environments, achieving their goals and making real change in their lives - it's a win win situation. Produced by Multi-Award winning Australian content creators MAV Media Pty Ltd (www.mavmedia.com.au). Co-Producers: Andrea Broadfoot (SA Works), Peter Mitchell (Whyalla & EP Regional Development) and Kim Mavromatis (MAV Media), Director / Cinematographer: Kim Mavromatis. Email: Kim Mavromatis at [email protected] Proudly funded by: South Australia Works / Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Regional Development Australia / South Australian Dept of Further Education, Employment , Science and Technology / and Australian Government Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
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Historic Mining Photographs: Torrington NSW Australia
 
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Enjoy, comment, subscribe! My Blogs: http://www.johnsbluemountainsblog.blogspot.com.au and http://www.johnsnewenglandminerals.blogspot.com.au/ Torrington (in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia) is a high mineralised area. The principal minerals extracted were cassiterite (tin), and wolframite (tungsten) and there are literally hundreds of old mines and prospects in and around the Mole Tableland, where Torrington is located. These photos have been copied from old NSW Mines Department reports, dating from around 1900-1920.
Views: 1105 John Paix
HD Historic Stock Footage - STORY OF ASBESTOS MINING AND MFG 1920s
 
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True HD Direct Film Transfers - Full ProRes HQ Downloads. http://www.buyoutfootage.com/pages/titles/pd_na_588.html The Story of Asbestos 1921, Reel 1 Panorama of asbestos mine at Chrysotile, Arizona. Materials for the mine must be delivered by truck. Burros coming up mountain side, burros leaving asbestos mine tunnel after receiving load. Burros carry bags of asbestos fiber to storehouse. Images showing the texture and length of asbestos fiber as it is taken from the mine. Scenes of the town and asbestos mine at Asbestos, Quebec, Canada in 1921. Drilling shot holes with air compressor drills at open pit asbestos mine, placing dynamite, dynamite blast. Scenes of workmen in Cobbing Room at asbestos mine where fire is removed from the rock by hand for the purpose of assorting various grades. Loading asbestos ore with steam shovel after blast, steam-powered excavating machine used late 1800s and early 1900s. Steam powered train engine pulling ore cars. Rock crusher in operation, asbestos ore being processed. Asbestos products being made at Manville, New Jersey and Waukegan Ill, Shows Johns Manville plant. Exterior view and interior lobby view of Johns Manville "Asbestos Hotel" in the 1920's. Workers eating in cafeteria. Scenes of the Johns-Manville manufacturing factory (plant) at Waukegan, Illinois in the 1920s, factory power house generating room, power plant boiler room, view of engine room in the Waukegan factory, large electrical switch board. Machinery used in processing and manufacturing of asbestos yarn and sheets. Please visit our website for more historic film titles. http://www.buyoutfootage.com/pages/pd.html Buyout Footage is a leading supplier of public domain and royalty free stock footage for filmmakers, broadcasters, advertising agencies, multi-media and production companies worldwide. Historical Footage in True HD.
Lowing a camera down mine shafts
 
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In this video we lower a camera down two shafts this is a safer and more efficient method of seeing what's down there before sending a person down wasting time and effort. You will start to see more of these types of videos in the future however the camera will be fixed more securely.
COOLGARDIE KALGOORLIE GWALIA GOLD MINES 1976 OUTBACK WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 
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AA 1976 TRIP, The main place that has survived the harsh conditions of the Western Australia Goldfields is Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a busy city which is a blend of modern and historical architecture and raw outback life. From Kalgoorlie-Boulder there are three main routes which you can take, depending on where you want to get to. Heading north you will pass the small town of Broad Arrow, with its total population of about 20 people, and further north Menzies which has a population of about 100 people. There are several historical buildings to visit within the towns, including Menzies Town Hall which has no clock in its clock tower due to the clock sinking along with the boat that was bringing it from England. North again is the railhead of Leonora, and Gwalia which is home to the large Sons of Gwalia Gold Mine. A turn off between Menzies and Leonora will take to several other small mining towns, including Kookynie, Malcolm and Niagara. ... DON PUGH
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AK History Nuggets - Early Gold Mining
 
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Clip shows gold miners panning, using rocker boxes and sluice boxes. Narration describes small-scale gold mining. The Alaska History Nugget series was created in 2004-2005 as a cooperative project between the University of Alaska Statewide, Alaska Public Broadcasting, and the Alaska Film Archives at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. The series was produced for broadcast on Alaska One; each 60 second program covers a different Alaskan subject. (B&W/Sound/varied formats) This sequence is an excerpt from AAF-661 held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska & Polar Regions Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information please contact the Alaska Film Archives.
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brown coal mining in australia
 
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Views: 112 Dacuk Porty
BHP closes central Queensland mine
 
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BHP is closing its Norwich Park mine, near Dysart in central Queensland, citing last year's floods, lower coal prices and a fall in profits.
Lucky Dollar Gold Mining Claim - Montana - 2017
 
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The Lucky Dollar Mine, also known as the Powderly and the Silver Spoon, is located in a remote part of the Castle Mountain Mining Disctrict in Montana. It was discovered in 1887 and it appears to have been worked through the early 1900s, and again in the 1960s
The Australian Gold Rush
 
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This is an educational video for Stage 3 students studying HSIE in NSW schools under the old HSIE BOS NSW Syllabus. This content is still relevant to the national curriculum, under the History K-10 Syllabus. This video introduces events that had a significant impact on shaping Australia and its colonies. Students develop an understanding regarding the evolution of the colonies and early migration to Australia in the 19th century (See ACHHK095 & ACHHK096). The purpose of this video was to be used in conjunction with an IGASAR (a process model for inquiry) learning sequence as part of a university assessment for unit EDSS223 at the University of New England (UNE), Armidale NSW.
Views: 86286 Drew Smith
EXCAVATOR IDIOTS - 200 tonne Hitatchi EX1900 @ 03122009 20.04hrs.mp4
 
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Night shift workers decide to lift their night with an amusement park ride on this ferris wheel with a difference, the 200 tonne Hitatchi EX1900 excavator @ an unmentioned Australian contract mine site. This is as dangerous a safety breach as it gets when these fine examples climb aboard the EX1900's monster bucket for a twilight digger joy ride , this EXCAVATOR stupidity was lucky to have not ended in fatalities as a result.
Views: 3120 Andrew Bergmann
SOVEREIGN HILL BALLARAT VICTORIA AUSTRALIA -HISTORIC GOLD MINING VILLAGE
 
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AA Sovereign Hill is a popular attraction, depicting Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold, in 1851. It is located at Ballarat, Victoria within Australia. First officially opened on 29 November 1970 on a 25 hectare site liked to the richest alluvial goldrush in the world. Sovereign Hill is an interactive museum which has been proven to be popular with children and adults alike. Set in the Australian 1850s, the complex comprises over 60 buildings that are known to have existed during that time, and have been historically recreated with great accuracy. The park is "inhabited" by costumed volunteers. The recreation is completed with antiques, artwork, books & papers, machinery, livestock and animals, carriages and devices all appropriate to the era. WIKIPEDIA AA Sovereign Hill is a popular attraction, depicting Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold, in 1851. It is located at Balla...all » AA Sovereign Hill is a popular attraction, depicting Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold, in 1851. It is located at Ballarat, Victoria within Australia. First officially opened on 29 November 1970 on a 25 hectare site liked to the richest alluvial goldrush in the world. Sovereign Hill is an interactive museum which has been proven to be popular with children and adults alike. Set in the Australian 1850s, the complex comprises over 60 buildings that are known to have existed during that time, and have been historically recreated with great accuracy. The park is "inhabited" by costumed volunteers. The recreation is completed with antiques, artwork, books & papers, machinery, livestock and animals, carriages and devices all appropriate to the era. WIKIPEDIA«
Views: 9110 Donald Pugh
TWENTIETH CENTURY KALGOORLIE W AUSTRALIA HISTORY GOLD MINING TRANSPORT BUILDINGS
 
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ONE OF A SERIES ON KALGOORLIE SEE http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=DON+PUGH+KALGOORLIE History KAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA In June 1893, prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling to Mt Youle when one of their horses cast a shoe. During the resultant halt in their journey, the men noticed signs of gold in the area, and decided to stay put. On June 17, 1893, Hannan filed a Reward Claim, leading to hundreds of men swarming to the area in search of gold and Kalgoorlie was born. The mining of gold, along with other metals such as nickel, has been a major industry in Kalgoorlie ever since. The concentrated area of large gold mines surrounding the original Hannan find is often referred to as the Golden Mile, and is considered by some to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet. The town's population was about 30,000 people in 1903. The narrow gauge Government railway line reached Kalgoorlie in the 1896, and the main named railway service from Perth was the overnight sleeper train The Westland which ran until the 1970s. In 1917, a standard gauge railway line was completed, connecting Kalgoorlie to the city of Port Augusta, South Australia, across 2000 km of desert, and consequently the rest of the eastern states. The standardisation of the railway connecting Perth (which changed route from the narrow gauge route) in 1968 made it possible for rail travel from Perth to Sydney - and the Indian Pacific rail service commenced soon after. Places, famous or infamous, that Kalgoorlie is noted for include its water pipeline, designed by C. Y. O'Connor, which brings in fresh water from Mundaring Weir near Perth; its Hay Street brothels (the street itself was apparently named after Hay Street, Perth); its two-up school; the goldfields railway loopline; the Kalgoorlie Town Hall; the Paddy Hannan statue/drinking fountain; the Super Pit; and Mt Charlotte lookout. Its main street is Hannan Street, named after the town's founder. The town of Kalgoorlie and the shire of Boulder amalgamated on February 1, 1989 to become the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalgoorlie DON PUGH producer: Don Pugh
Views: 4965 Donald Pugh
Boom Town To Ghost Town ( Coolgardie )
 
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Coolgardie is a small town in Western Australia, 558 kilometres (347 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 1,000 people.[1] Although Coolgardie is now known to most Western Australians as a tourist town and a mining ghost town, it was once the third largest town in Western Australia (after Perth and Fremantle). At this time, mining of alluvial gold was a major industry and supplied the flagging economy with new hope. Many miners suffered under the harsh conditions, but for a few, their finds made the hard work worthwhile. Most men, however, left poorer than they had started off, with their hopes dashed. The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area.[4] Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in the colony, with an estimated population of 5,008 (3,151 men and 1,857 women).[5] At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange. The town also supported a wide variety of businesses and services, including the railway connection between Perth and Kalgoorlie,[6] a swimming pool (first public baths in the state), many hotels and several newspapers. The value of Coolgardie to the colony in the late 1890s was so very significant that it was used as leverage to force Western Australia to join the Australian federation - Britain and the eastern colonies threatened to create a new state to be named Auralia around Coolgardie and other regional goldfields, such as Kalgoorlie, if the government in Perth did not agree to hold a referendum on federation. The Western Australian government reluctantly complied and a referendum was held just in time to become a founding state in the new federation. When federation did occur in 1901, Coolgardie was the centre of a federal electorate, the Division of Coolgardie. Soon after in November 1901, Alf Morgans from the state electorate of Coolgardie briefly became Premier of Western Australia. Albert Thomas, also of Coolgardie, was elected the first Member of Dundas, an electoral division south of Coolgardie. However, the gold began to decrease in the early 1900s, and by World War I, the town was in serious decline. The federal electorate was abolished in 1913 due to the diminished population, as many of its residents left for other towns where the gold was still plentiful, and it soon ceased to be a municipality. The situation remained unchanged throughout the century, as its population slipped to around 200 and it became a virtual ghost town. An example of this decline is that, in March 1896, Coolgardie's main street was lit by an electric light, but by April 1924, the same street was lit by four hurricane lamps. Despite this, many of the buildings from the town's peak were retained, which in recent years has helped start a small revival in the town's fortunes. The development of a tourist industry has once again created some employment in the town, resulting in a small increase in population. Coolgardie appears to be no longer in danger of dying. _____________________________________ Music By - Midnight Oil. Song title - "Blue Sky Mine:. _____________________________________ Intro & Outro - Song - Kevin Blight (Stratboy999) Graphics - Jeroen Oppers
Views: 686 VB Ed
Kalgoorlie Goldfields Western Australia
 
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Prospector train and bus tour of gold mining towns of Kalgoorlie Boulder WA. The Superpit in Boulder is the largest open cut gold mine in the WORLD. Historic buildings in Kalgoorlie Boulder Western Australia. http://accommodationnear.com/Australia/Kalgoorlie
Views: 16603 Ben Grummels
Sabine Mine - EX1900BE-6
 
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North American Coal Corporation's Sabine Mine has improved cycle times and increased production and efficiency with a Hitachi EX1900BE-6.
Burra Cornish mining history, episode 3 - The Dark Side
 
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Traveltherenext: http://www.youtube.com/ChristinaPfeiffer Funny video of Burra's darker side. Burra is a historic town in Australia. Its has a collection of well-preserved heritage buildings and mining ruins, The successful copper mining town saved South Australia from bankruptcy in the late 1800s. Perhaps it should be on the UNESCO World Heritage list. www. is a travel show hosted by award-winning travel writer and photographer, Christina Pfeiffer, who has visited 55 countries in the last eight years. YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChristinaPfeiffer Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ChristinaPfeiffer Burra Cornish mining history, episode 3 - The Dark Side Burra Cornish mining history, episode 3 - The Dark Side For places to visit and things to do around the world go to https://travel2next.com/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Whale Watching Hervey Bay - Humpback Capital of the World" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUoBrPAYbTA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Cue, Western Australia (HD)
 
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Cue, Western Australia (HD) - Cue, WA Tourism and vacation Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=World1Tube The small town of Cue in Western Australia's Murchison Region is to me a particularly interesting outback town. Like so many old WA mining towns, Cue has thrived and floundered over the years with times of boom and bust. The town was established in 1893 following the discovery of gold in the area the year before, which sparked a gold rush to the remote Murchison Region desert. In its heyday at the beginning of the twentieth century Cue was home to over 10000 people, a thriving and prosperous town known as "The Queen of the Murchison". These days things couldn't be more different. With a population of less than 300, Cue is very close to being a ghost town. When we visited Cue earlier this year the wide streets were still and silent beneath a big blue desert sky. The whole time we were there we didn't see a single soul walking around town and we noticed a good number of the buildings were abandoned or up for lease. The empty streets of Cue would have felt really quite spooky if it weren't for the constant parade of roadtrains roaring through on their way between Perth and the Pilbara carrying fuel and massive pieces of mining equipment. This for me is what made Cue such a memorable place -- the decay and ghostliness of the semi-abandoned town, and the way it felt as if time had stood still there ever since the 1930′s. However I have a feeling that Cue might be quite a different place in a few years time as the shire seems to be going to some effort to restore the town's buildings to their former glory and attract more visitors to the town and surrounding region. And with rumours of a new big mine opening in the area, the population could soon be set to rise again. Gracious Heritage Architecture in Cue =========================== Walking around the streets of Cue feel like stepping back in time. Not much appears to have changed on the main street over the years. Almost all of the buildings are the original ones that were built in the 1890′s and 1900′s -- some still serving their original purpose, some beautifully restored and others abandoned and left to ruin. While a lot of the old heritage Goldrush-era buildings look crumbling and decrepit, I can still understand why Cue's town slogan is "Queen of the Murchison". Some of the old sandstone buildings sure are grand for a dusty outpost in the middle of nowhere! Visiting and Exploring Around Cue, Western Australia =============================== If you happen to be heading up Great Northern Highway for any reason -- on your way to Karijini and the Pilbara perhaps -- then I highly recommend making a stop in Cue. It is an interesting and memorable place to spend some time in and is well-situated for a stopover on a long outback drive, being 650km from Perth and approximately half way to Newman and Karijini. If you've got a bit of time to spare while you're in the area, it's well worth taking a half-day detour westwards out to Walga Rock and the ghost town Big Bell. Things to See and Do in and Around Cue, Western Australia ================================ Go for a drive or walk around town and have a look at the interesting and beautiful old heritage buildings. Government Buildings -- police station, court house and post office Gentleman's Club (now the shire office) Masonic Lodge building Bank of New South Wales building Rotunda (site of the town's first well) Pensioner huts and old gaol (part of the caravan park) Check out the historical photograph collection in the shire office building (formerly the town Gentleman's Club) to gain some more context to the history of Cue. Drive up to the top of the Radio Tower Hill (Cue Lookout) for views over the town, the nearby mines, and horizon-to-horizon dry red earth. A good idea is to pick up the brochure and follow the Cue Heritage Trail, which will take around to the main attractions in the surrounding area and provide interesting background info. Try fossicking for gold -- you never know, you could get lucky! In late winter and spring the beautiful desert wildflowers bloom to life, carpeting the red dusty ground in fields of colour. This is the best time of year to visit Cue and explore the surrounding country. Camp out for the night or just enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife at Lake Nallan, a nature reserve about 24km north of Cue Or camp/picnic at Milly Soak, 16km north of Cue. Also has a small pioneer cemetery and well Head out west along Austin Downs Road to Walga Rock to see the cave paintings, climb the rock and perhaps camp there for the night. While in the area, check out what remains of Big Bell, a ghost town.
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Australia's Gold Miners Struggle With Prices, Costs
 
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SYDNEY—Australia's gold producers are struggling to deal with the dual blow from rising costs and falling prices, casting a shadow over earnings results that are due next month. The latest production reports from Newcrest Mining Ltd., Australia's largest listed gold miner, and the smaller OZ Minerals Ltd. Thursday pointed to higher costs and tighter margins—underscoring the challenge facing producers after gold's biggest quarterly drop in decades. Gold prices have fallen more than 20% since the start of January amid expectations the U.S. would start to taper its program of monetary easing as its economy stabilizes, putting miners of the precious ...
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Australian Gold Rush
 
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Australian Gold Rush
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World's Deepest Open Pit Mine - Kennecott Copper
 
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Rio Tinto's Kennecott Copper Mine is the world's deepest open pit mine. Starting more than 100 years ago the mine measures 970 m (.6 Miles) deep and 4 km (2.5 Miles) wide. It covers 1,900 acres and can be seen from space! At 1:41 you can see there has been a detonation on the right hand side of the mine. Thanks for driving Ethan! Like the music? Cinematic Piano by AShamaluevMusic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sq5Y2HzF1c)
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Detecting old mines
 
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Mines
KALGOORLIE WESTERN AUSTRALIA TODAY
 
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ONE OF A SERIES ON KALGOORLIE SEE http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=DON+PUGH+KALGOORLIE History KAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA In June 1893, prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling to Mt Youle when one of their horses cast a shoe. During the resultant halt in their journey, the men noticed signs of gold in the area, and decided to stay put. On June 17, 1893, Hannan filed a Reward Claim, leading to hundreds of men swarming to the area in search of gold and Kalgoorlie was born. The mining of gold, along with other metals such as nickel, has been a major industry in Kalgoorlie ever since. The concentrated area of large gold mines surrounding the original Hannan find is often referred to as the Golden Mile, and is considered by some to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet. The town's population was about 30,000 people in 1903. The narrow gauge Government railway line reached Kalgoorlie in the 1896, and the main named railway service from Perth was the overnight sleeper train The Westland which ran until the 1970s. In 1917, a standard gauge railway line was completed, connecting Kalgoorlie to the city of Port Augusta, South Australia, across 2000 km of desert, and consequently the rest of the eastern states. The standardisation of the railway connecting Perth (which changed route from the narrow gauge route) in 1968 made it possible for rail travel from Perth to Sydney - and the Indian Pacific rail service commenced soon after. Places, famous or infamous, that Kalgoorlie is noted for include its water pipeline, designed by C. Y. O'Connor, which brings in fresh water from Mundaring Weir near Perth; its Hay Street brothels (the street itself was apparently named after Hay Street, Perth); its two-up school; the goldfields railway loopline; the Kalgoorlie Town Hall; the Paddy Hannan statue/drinking fountain; the Super Pit; and Mt Charlotte lookout. Its main street is Hannan Street, named after the town's founder. The town of Kalgoorlie and the shire of Boulder amalgamated on February 1, 1989 to become the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalgoorlie DON PUGH
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Long lost photos reveal indigenous life at turn of 20th century
 
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Photos thought to be lost, which document the life and culture of indigenous people around Port Macquarie in the early 20th century, have been discovered in a rusting tin box by the photographer's grandson.
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My Australia: Episode 08 - Part 3
 
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Selby travels to Ballarat in Victoria to visit a gold rush theme park, Sovereign Hill. Here he discovers some of the rich history of Chinese immigration, dresses up as a miner, pans for gold, and enjoys the chance to step back in time. http://australianetwork.com/myaustralia My Australia on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Australia/129123760432230
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania
 
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Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2,200 km (1,400 mi) north of Perth. The permanent population is estimated at 14,436, growing to over 45,000 per month during the tourist season. Broome International Airport provides transport to several domestic destinations. Broome is situated on the traditional lands of the Yawuru people. It is often mistakenly thought that the first European to visit Broome was William Dampier in 1688, but he only visited the north of what was later named the Dampier Peninsula. In 1699 he explored the coast from Shark Bay to La Grange Bay, from where he headed north leaving the Australian coast. Many of the coastal features of the area were later named for him. In 1879, Charles Harper suggested that the pearling industry could be served by a port closer to the pearling grounds and that Roebuck Bay would be suitable. In 1883, John Forrest chose the site for the town, and it was named after Sir Frederick Broome, the Governor of Western Australia from 1883 to 1889. In 1889, a telegraph undersea cable was laid from Broome to Singapore, connecting to England. Hence the name Cable Beach given to the landfall site. The town has an interesting history based around the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry, starting with the harvesting of oysters for mother of pearl in the 1880s to the current major cultured pearl farming enterprises. The riches from the pearl beds did not come cheaply, and the town's Japanese cemetery is the resting place of 919 Japanese divers who lost their lives working in the industry. Many more were lost at sea, and the exact number of deaths is unknown. The Japanese were only one of the major ethnic groups who flocked to Broome to work on the luggers or the shore based activities supporting the harvesting of oysters from the waters around Broome. They were specialist divers and, despite being considered enemies, became an indispensable part of the industry until World War II. Each year Broome celebrates this fusion of different cultures in an annual cultural festival called Shinju Matsuri (Japanese for festival of the pearl) which celebrates the Asian influenced culture brought here by the pearling industry. Broome was attacked at least four times by Japanese aircraft during the Second World War, and the worst attack was the 3 March 1942 air raid in which at least 88 people (mostly civilians) were killed. In 1950, Broome was the setting for Arthur Upfield novel "The Widows of Broome", 12th novel featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony'). The West Australian mining boom of the 1960s, as well as the growth of the tourism industry, also helped Broome develop and diversify. Broome is one of the fastest growing towns in Australia. At Gantheaume Point and 30 m (98 ft) out to sea are dinosaur footprints dated as Early Cretaceous in age (approximately 130 million years ago). The tracks can be seen only during very low tide. Plant fossils are also preserved extensively in the Broome Sandstone at Gantheaume Point and in coastal exposures further north. Racial segregation was common in Broome until the 1970s. Broome entered into a sister city agreement with Taiji, Japan in 1981 as historic ties between the two towns date back to the early 1900s, when Japan became instrumental in laying the groundwork of Broome's pearling industry. The annual dolphin hunt in Taiji was the subject of the 2009 documentary The Cove, and sparked a unanimous decision by the town's council, headed by Graeme Campbell, to end the relationship with Taiji if the dolphin hunt were to continue. The decision was reversed in October 2009. Named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable which reaches shore here, Cable Beach is situated 7 km (4.3 mi) from town along a bitumen road. The beach itself is 22.5 km (14.0 mi) long with white sand, washed by tides that can reach over 9 m (30 ft). The beach is almost perfectly flat. Caution, is required when swimming from November through March as box jellyfish are present during those months. There have been cases where crocodiles have been sighted off the shore, but this is a rarity and measures are taken to prevent these situations. Four wheel drive vehicles may be driven onto the beach from the car park. This allows people to explore the beach at low tide to a much greater extent than would be possible on foot. Sunset camel rides operate daily along the beach. Cable Beach is home to one of Australia's most famous nudist beaches. The clothes optional area is to the north of the beach access road from the car park and continues to the mouth of Willie Creek, 17 km (11 mi) away. Located directly east of Cable Beach over the dunes is Minyirr Park, a coastal reserve administered by a collaboration of the Shire of Broome and the Rubibi people.
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GOLDFIELDS PIPELINE (golden) Perth Mundarng to Kalgoorlie Western Australia
 
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ONE OF A SERIES ON KALGOORLIE SEE http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=DON+PUGH+KALGOORLIE The Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, also known by names such as the Goldfields Pipeline, Goldfields and Agricultural Water Supply Scheme (GAWS), and originally known as the Coolgardie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, is perhaps the world's longest water main. It connects Mundaring Weir, near Perth, Western Australia with the Mount Charlotte Reservoir, at Kalgoorlie, 530 km (330 miles) away. The pipeline indirectly serves towns further afield. The pipeline was commissioned in 1896 and was completed in 1903. It was established to deliver water to communities that had rapidly grown in Western Australia's "Eastern Goldfields", such as Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. During the early 1890s, thousands of settlers had swarmed into the barren and dry desert centre of Western Australia in search of gold, but existing infrastructure for the supply of water was non-existent and an urgent need arose. The scheme enabled the benefits of the gold discovery to be realised and brought immense wealth into the previously struggling economy. Abundant water became available at a cost of three shillings and sixpence per thousand gallons, compared to water which had been carted by rail to Coolgardie previously at the rate of over £3 per thousand gallons. The position was even worse at Kalgoorlie. The pipeline continues to operate today, supplying water to over 100,000 people and more than six million sheep; in 33,000 households, mines, farms and other enterprises. The scheme was devised by C. Y. O'Connor who oversaw its design and most of the construction project. Although supported by Premier Forrest, O'Connor had to deal with widespread criticism and derision from members of the Western Australian Parliament as well as the local press based on a belief that scope of the engineering task was too great and that it would never work. There was also a concern that the gold discoveries would soon dry up and the state would be left with a significant debt to repay but little or no commerce to support it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfields_Pipeline DON PUGH producer: Don Pugh
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EXPLORING A VERTICAL MINE SHAFT IN THE ARIZONA DESERT
 
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PART 1 OF 2. COME ALONG AS WE LOWER A CAMERA DOWN A VERTICAL MINE SHAFT, TO SEE WHAT PROBABLY HASN'T BEEN SEEN IN MANY YEARS.
Kalgoorlie Gold Town
 
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Kalgoorlie Boulder - site of the Golden Mile. Attention was drawn to the state's south-east when Arthur Bayley discovered gold near Coolgardie in 1892. The following year Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Daniel Shea discovered alluvial gold nuggets near Mount Charlotte when they were forced to camp out unexpectedly after their horse lost a shoe. Hannan's find drew attention to an area which was home to an ore body that later became known simply as the 'Golden Mile'. Hannan's claim was not part of this reef. It was miners, forced to move further south, who stumbled upon this lode. Central to the discovery were a South Australian syndicate who, hearing the news of the gold around Kalgoorlie, moved from a settlement called Boulder, taking the old name with them to their new mining operation. By the end of 1893 over 100 leases had been taken out in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder area. The great challenge of the area was that the local quartz deposits, which are usually accepted as the rocks most likely to contain gold, did not produce high yields. In fact by 1894 the results from mining these quartz reefs were so disappointing that the field began to experience a small depression. Investors were less than enthusiastic and returns were not what had been hoped for. It was a Canadian miner, Larry Cammilleri, who discovered that the quartz in the area was not carrying most of the gold. Years later he recalled: 'I sank on the leader and where she junctioned with the lode material she carried nice gold. I dollied some ounces. I found that the lode matter carried a little gold so started a shaft. This shaft led me to be the first to discover what later proved to be the lode matter which made the Golden Mile famous. The lode was composed of ironstone, with small quartz veins, greenstone, diorite and porphyry, all decomposed in the shallow workings.' Others, including Paddy Hannan, were sceptical about Cammilleri's discovery but Cammilleri replied with the old Cornish saying 'where it is, there it is'. At first, the lack of good gold-yielding quartz in the area continued to keep investors away. It was not until the establishment of the first battery, on 10 April 1894, and some of its early yields (2008 tons of ore from the Great Boulder Mine yielded 15 000 ounces of gold) that confidence was restored in the field. In his book In Search of El Dorado the Scottish writer Alexander Macdonald gives a description of Kalgoorlie at this time: 'When my party stepped from the train at Kalgoorlie, we saw before us a scattered array of wooden and galvanised iron houses...In the near distance we could see the towering poppet heads of the widely known Great Boulder mine, and the din created by the revolving hammers of the ever active stamping machinery assailed our ears as an indescribable uproar. But beyond the dust and smoke of these Nature-combatting engines of civilisation, the open desert, dotted with its stunted mulga and mallee growths, shimmered back into the horizon.' As with all of the gold mining towns progress was almost instantaneous. The first post office was established in 1894. The following year the town was surveyed and proclaimed while some entrepreneur provided the new settlement with a daily newspaper. The railway arrived in 1896. By 1897 the population in the area had grown so rapidly that two towns had been established: Kalgoorlie (it probably comes from the Aboriginal word 'karlkurlah' meaning 'silky pear' which was a common plant along the Boulder ridge) and Boulder which was declared in August 1897 when miner's shacks and tents were moved to be closer to their workplace around the Great Boulder Mine. Kalgoorlie peaked in the early years of this century with an estimated 93 hotels, 8 breweries and a population of 30 000 people. By 1903 the School of Mines had been established and the town had fresh water from Mundaring Weir in Perth. The city centres, which were built at this time, are still largely intact. Hannan Street in Kalgoorlie and Burt Street in Boulder are thick with gracious buildings which announce that here are two centres built on the wealth of gold. By 1910, both were thriving inland cities with fresh water, electricity, a tramline running up Hannan Street, and every possible comfort for men who worked hard for very rich rewards. Today there are still about 50 mines operating in the goldfields district. About half of those are gold mines, including the massive Super Pit, which exploits the most productive square mile of gold-bearing ore ever discovered anywhere in the world. www.ozebook.com
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Events leading to the Australian Gold Rush
 
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This short movie is a serious of images, text and music to education primary school children about the series of events leading to the gold rush in Australia in the 19th century.
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Life on the Goldfields 2
 
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Old Mining shaft hole in North Queensland Australia
 
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This is an old mine shaft hole in north Queensland Australia that we lowered the go pro down on a string tied to a light.
Views: 298 Aaron Fisher
Gunfights in the wild west - Australian Gold Rush History
 
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Amazing hunt on an early Australian Goldfields site. Plenty of relics, early 1800 silver, trading tokens and early coins. Great to find a massive 3-ringer bullet, a reminder of how wild the early goldfields were with a loaded gun your sleeping partner. Hope you enjoy the video.
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S4 EP29 Kalgoorlie Goldmines WA - Tony Currie
 
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The Murri in a Hurry travelled across the Nullabor and visited the Goldmines in Kalgoorlie WA.
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The Historic Village Herberton - Making History, Adventure, and Memories
 
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Australia's pioneering past comes alive at the Historic Village Herberton. Voted one of Australia's top 10 museums in 2017 on TripAdvisor – get lost, be amazed, marvel at the ingenuity of our pioneers and experience life from a different time – it's all here on the Atherton Tablelands, Tropical North Queensland.
A Month of Pure Surface Finds - Mining the 100 year Old Dump for Coins & Relics - Part 1
 
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A Month of Pure Surface Finds - Mining the 100 year Old Dump for Coins & Relics - Part 1
Piners & Miners
 
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A day crammed with adventures. Pick up from Strahan accommodations. Enjoy morning tea at Queenstown's The Paragon Theatre. Interact with real modern day Piners at Tasmania's largest Huon pine sawmill. Explore prehistoric forests with ancient trees, some over 2000 years old still growing. Discover abandoned mines where you can find gold, gems and mineral samples to keep. 4x4 into the Franklin/Gordon wild rivers national park for a lunch of Tasmanian produce before the stroll deep into Unesco world heritage wilderness. Arrive at Southern Macquarie harbour for afternoon tea while exploring the relics of an abandoned 1900 mining port town. Board the cruise vessel for the delightful journey back to Strahan just in time for dinner. An Epic day, lifelong memories.
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Scotia Mine Explosion 1976 Part 3 of 5
 
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Scotia Mine Explosion 1976 Part 3 of 5 Letcher County notes the tragic mine explosions that occurred at Scotia Mine in 1976. The accidents are noted as being one of the worst mine disasters in U.S. history. When industrial coal mining came to the mountains of southeastern Kentucky in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it brought both positives and negatives. On the one hand, mining operations brought a steady paycheck to those who had largely lived by the alternating fortunes of farming. Conversely, the mines brought a sense of employment dependence and often unsafe working conditions. By the mid-1900s, mining safety had improved drastically from just a few years before. Battery powered lamps had replaced carbide lanterns and continuous automated mining equipment had taken over for the pick and shovel and draft animals. But, due to the nature of the work, accidents still injured miners. The Scotia Mine began operations in 1962 and was a subsidiary of the Blue Diamond Coal Company. It was located in the Ovenfork Community of Letcher County, about fourteen miles northeast of the town of Cumberland (Harlan County, Kentucky). On March 9, 1976, at approximately 11:45 a.m., an explosion caused by coal dust and gasses rocked the Scotia mine. Two days later, a second explosion happened. The first explosion killed fifteen miners; the second killed eleven. Investigators believed that the explosions were caused by methane gasses that were ignited by a spark caused by a battery-powered locomotive or another electric device. A lack of ventilation figured prominently in the accidents. The explosions at Scotia led to the passage of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. This law strengthened the previously passed 1969 act, which, at the time, had been the most significant legislation on mine safety ever adopted in the U.S. The 1977 law also moved the Mine Safety and Health Administration from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Labor.
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