Mining Essays

The Legend of Red Dog

In a rural country town called Dampier the legend of Red Dog was born. Affectionately known as the Pilbara wanderer, Red Dog travelled around Australia’s west coast in search of his mate and this is how it all began. Sitting in the middle of the road waiting for a ride hoping that someone would pick him up, Red Dog was discovered by a married couple on their way to a new life in a mining town called Dampier. They picked…

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Chilean Mine Collapse

On August 5, 2011, the San Jose Mine, a small copper operation in northern Chile owned by Minera San Esteban Primera suffered a cave-in (Weik, 2010, p.65). Thirty-three workers were trapped 2,200-feet underground although facts, footage, and speculations of the disaster unraveled on the surface, which was covered by news stations around the world. As most of the world watched through the eyes and words of reporters, hoping for the miner’s safe rescue and return, many had doubts. “While few…

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Centralia No. 5

The obvious problem with Centralia No. 5 is that an explosion killed 111 people. However, prior to the actual explosion, the problem is less obvious, especially since Centralia No. 5 was similar to so many mines that did not explode. In this analysis, I will examine the possible roles and responsibilities of Driscoll O. Scanlan, the mine inspector, given the “corruption of modern administrative enterprises” prior to the accident. From this perspective, the perspective of a public official in the…

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Hazard of Coal and Coal Mining to Human Health

Coal is a solid but brittle sedimentary rock with a natural brown to black color and is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and lesser amounts o f sulphur and trace elements. Coal is classified into four types depending on the carbo n, oxygen and hydrogen content on which the higher the carbon content, the more energy the coal contains (Coal at a Glance, 2009). The amount of energy in coal is define d by the heat value measured…

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Transmedia and Its 7 Principles

Story telling advertising is the relationship among relevant stories told to meticulous brands or campaigns in advertising. Since story telling have been a resemblance feature to humans since the stone ages “Stone Carving ” , it is now used in advertising to deliver a coinciding parallel that would engage and interact the audience with the advertised brand. It uses unique contents that allow a supplement of emotional acceptance and intellectual thinking to the viewers. Australia’s mining story telling advertisement is…

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The Gold Rush of 1849

Would you travel, live, and work under harsh conditions for months to fulfill a dream? Thousands of gold hunters from all corners of the world did so in hopes of striking rich after a brief discovery of gold in the American territory of California. This huge worldwide flock of people became known as the California Gold Rush of 1849. The Gold Rush granted riches to and a handful of miners, but provided Americans as well as many foreigners a new…

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Mining and India Effects

Illegal mining is illegal because in most countries, underground mineral resources belong to the state. Mineral resources can therefore only be operated by a licensed operator along the laws and regulations set by the local government.Most illegal mining takes place in low grade areas or abandoned mining sites. Low productivity and limited production are therefore the illegal mining main characteristics. It is dangerous because illegal mining are in not in the right place to mine because most of the illegal…

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The Simple Introduction of Ball Mill Family

Ball mill is the key mining equipment of material to be crushed, and then to smash. It is widely used in cement, silicate product, new building materials, refractory materials, fertilizer, black and non-ferrous metal ore and glass ceramic production industry, a variety of ores and other grind-able materials can be dry or wet grinding. Tube ball Mill is a type of grinder used to grind materials into extremely fine powder for use in mineral dressing processes, paints, pyrotechnics, and ceramics….

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Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

August 5 at the San Esteban mine, near the city of Copiapo, Chile 34 miners have been missing and presumed trapped after a collapse of the main shaft. At this time it is uncertain of the extent of injuries after the collapse. The Minera San Estaban Primera company; owners of the San Esteban mine have stated mining accidents on a major scale are uncommon in Chile and hopes are high that all the 34 workers made it to the refuge…

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