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How does a sonic drill rig work?
 
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Sonic Drill Corporation Tel. +1-604-588-6081 | Email: [email protected] Website: http://sonic-drill.com Watch to learn why this is the fastest drill on the planet! While there are unlimited applications for this technology, the top three uses for a sonic drill rig are; 1. Geothermal installations -- the sonic rig can drill, case, loop and grout in one operation, producing lower per-foot drill costs and allowing geothermal installations into areas that were previously inaccessible 2. Environmental investigations -- continuous core samples can be extruded into a plastic sleeve for easy analysis of contaminants while the sonic drill speed allows any project to proceed quickly and profitably 3. Mineral exploration -- the sonic can provide continuous core samples to 300 ft. through tough overburden conditions, without disturbing mineral finds. Award-winning sonic drill rigs, patented and built by the Sonic Drill Corporation, have worked efficiently and profitably on thousands of drilling projects around the world.
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Diamond Drilling - How to Save Money on Drilling Costs
 
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Hugh Paxton - Prodrill and Steve Boesche - Drillers Edge describe savings of 30% for diamond drillers using their new "EdgeLatch" state of the art drilling equipment. This how-to-save money video is about 5 minutes long - and calling 807 344 9159 will allow you to speak with a person that can ship this equipment to you overnight.
History of Cornish Mining - Cligga Mine Revisited - Poldark Times
 
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Cornish Tin Mine and Mining History - Cligga Mine Revisited - Cligga Head, Perranporth Cornwall. 3 ghostly images are in the footage from Nosferatu (copyright expired). Revisit of Cligga Tin Mine with much improved lighting, filmed on my GoPro3, 3 hour trip condensed into 30 minutes no software enhancement required. Cree t6 and XML-U2 lamps provide incredible lighting. Bob and myself both have extensive knowledge of mines and mining techniques through working in the industry, old workings are extremely dangerous and must only be entered with a full understanding of how they work, many transfer chutes, winzes, shafts and open stopes make it a hazardous environment. History of Cligga Mine. Cligga Wolfram & Tin Mine lies on the cliff tops about one and a quarter miles southwest of Perranporth on the North Cornish coast. The granite pegmatite cliffs have been altered to greisen and exhibit jointing and veining. The veins often filled with cassiterite (tin oxide), wolframite, mispickel (arsenical pyrite) and the copper/iron suphides, chalcopyrite and bornite. Silver ore has also been reported here. There is one shaft on the sett called Contact Shaft and two adits, one at beach level called Beach Adit, the other atop the cliffs and unsurprisingly called Cliff Adit. The mine worked in the early part of the twentieth century although 'Old Men's Workings' from the past are quite visible as you approach the area. Mining restarted in 1938 after a period of closure prior to the mine being taken over by the 'Rhodesian Mines Trust Limited in 1939'. Trials were carried out around this time to see if it was more feasible to work the stockwork as an open cast pit rather than an underground mine, but this came to nothing. There is surprisingly little information on Cligga although there are production records showing that between 1940 and 1944, 300 tons of wolfram and 200 tons of black tin were raised and sold. 1945 Cligga Mine closed. The War was nearly over and shipments of American tungsten were now arriving regularly in England. The high cost of producing a small quantity of tungsten from Cligga could no longer by justified and therefore, production at Cligga was halted. In 1962 the 'Geevor Mining Company took out a lease on the mine and in collaboration with the Sungesi Besi, Tronoh and Panang Companies started a programme of shaft rehabilitation and deepening with a view to re-opening the mine. Contact shaft was deepened to 550 feet from surface, drives 'on lode' were started both seawards and inland. However water was hit at about 250 feet from the shaft and work there abandoned. The seaward drive continued for some 800 feet before further exploration by diamond drilling commenced. The results were inconclusive, and by early 1964 Geevor had decided to unwater 'Levant' mine instead of re-opening Cligga. 1976 there was renewed interest in mining for tin on a small scale at Cligga, and Wheal Concord undertook a limited programme of evaluation. Wheal Concord Ltd planned to re-open contact shaft in 1984-1985, but the collapse of the tin-market in October 1985 put a stop to this. Cornish tin mines are dangerous only people with knowledge of working mines should enter but then only with extreme caution. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection All music composed with vst plugins and keyboard with mixer, even then had to re up due to a copyright issue and it was my very own work - crazy. 39 views until then. Cligga Mine modern history. 1938 September 21st the "Cligga Wolfram and Tin Mines Ltd" was founded and soon after completion of the installation the rich ore veins were exploited. 1939 The Rhodesian Mines Trust Ltd. took over the company Contact shaft was extended until it reached close to sea level and new stopes were drilled to fully exploit the ore body. 1940, vibration from blasting caused the first of several collapses of the area of cliffs housing the process water pumps (at the northern end of the beach). Eventually, a tunnel was driven to the northwest and a new pump chamber established just above sea level, well away from the effects of blasting. 1941 with the new pump system functional, it was possible to increase production. However, although production had increased, the cost of production had also increased. 1945 Cligga Mine closed. The War was nearly over and shipments of American tungsten were now arriving regularly in England. The high cost of producing a small quantity of tungsten from Cligga could no longer by justified and therefore, production at Cligga was halted. Early 1962 the ‘Geevor Mining Company took out a lease on the mine and in collaboration with the Sungesi Besi, Tronoh and Panang Companies started a programme of shaft rehabilitation and deepening with a view to re-opening the mine. Contact shaft was deepened to 550 feet from surface, drives ‘on lode’ were started both seawards and inland.
Views: 13541 Gary Parrott
Global Minerals talks about a "low cost opportunity"
 
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William Pincus, CEO Global Minerals (TSX-V:CTG) tells Proactiveinvestors at the VRIC 2013 that its 100% owned silver project in Slovakia is an old mine reactivation process. Its moving forward as a development project and production is targeted for end of 2014. Having just de-watered the mine the company is drilling with a view to a new resource update mid-year. Then its the PEA, but before then William talks about the low capital cost opportunity the company has.
Underground In the Congress Mine
 
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The Congress mine is centred near the north shore of Carpenter Lake, latitude 50° 52' 00", longitude 122° 43' 35", west of the mouth of Gun Creek, six kilometres northeast of Gold Bridge on Highway 40 (Figure 10a). The property was first visited in 1985. Geological mapping was completed by the writer during several visits to the property in 1986 and Ace adit was examined and sampled. The Howard adits and Lou decline surveyed in July 1988. History The property, consisting of the Congress mine and several nearby mineral prospects, is owned jointly by Levon Resources Limited and Veronex Resources Limited. The claim block includes a number of reverted Crown-granted claims including Stibnite 1-4, Snowflake fraction, Turner 1, Turner 2, Robert fraction, David fraction, Nap 1, 3 to 9 and Ace 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 28. The history of the Congress property began about 1910 when the 'Northstar-University' vein was found, following the earlier discovery of placer gold on Gun Creek. The Congress vein was staked by E.J. Taylor and J. Shuster in 1913 and, according to Cooke et al.(1986), C.H. Allan and Associates produced a small amount of gold-antimony ore from a short adit. Congress Gold Mines Limited acquired the property from T. Turner in 1933 and developed three adit levels on the Congress zone between 1934 and 1937. During this period 940 tonnes of ore was tested at the Wayside mill; this yielded 2.58 kilograms of gold, 1.31 kilograms of silver and 38 kilograms of copper. From 1946 to 1950 Sheep Creek Gold Mines Limited managed the property and developed two additional underground levels at the Congress mine and connected the workings with an inclined shaft. In 1959 the Howard vein was discovered 900 metres west of the Congress mine. Ownership of the property passed to the Ace Mining Company Limited then, under option agreement, to Bralorne Pioneer Mines Limited from 1960 to 1964. In this period Bralorne Pioneer Mines Limited did underground work on the Howard vein and continued drifting at the Congress mine while also carrying out programs of surface and underground drilling. The Howard vein was drifted on for about 160 metres at this time, also several new mineralized zones were discovered, including the Bluff zone northeast of the Congress mine and the Paul zone on the north side of Gun Creek, 1.5 kilometres north of the previous discoveries. In 1965 the Ace Mining Company drilled the Paul zone and did other prospecting on the property. Additional exploration was undertaken by Rayrock Exploration Limited. in 1964 and Alice Arm Mining Limited in 1972. In 1975 Alice Arm was reorganized as New Congress Resources, Limited and, over the next five years completed much drilling and drifting on the Howard zone. The property was acquired by Levon Resources Limited in 1982 and under option agreement Veronex Resources Limited funded continuation of the exploration program. The principal exploration has been diamond drilling and underground development of the Howard and Lou zones in 1984 to 88, and a bioleaching pilot project in 1988 and 1989. (Due to the overall fine-grained nature of the ore and the association of gold and silver with arsenopyrite and stibnite, a 250,000-litre capacity biological leaching pilot plant was installed in the Plateau Pond area near the west boundary of the property with the collaboration of Giant Bay Resources Limited. A 600-tonne test sample for this plant was mined from the Howard and Ace workings of the mine). No further work has been done on the property because of disappointing results at a time of low metal prices. Back to top Top Description The Congress property is underlain by a panel of Pioneer pillow lavas and associated basalt feeder dikes and small cogenetic gabbro bodies (Church, 1986a; Cooke, 1986c). These rocks are bounded on the east and west by cataclastic facies of the Fergusson assemblage, including milled ribbon chert, phyllite, graphitic schist, and some marble lenses (Figure 11a). Feldspar porphyry dikes of Tertiary age are conspicuous in the mine workings as well as areas of fracturing and faulting. The ore is relatively simple consisting mainly of pyrite, arsenopyrite and stibnite in discontinuous northerly trending quartz veins accompanied by carbonate alteration.
Exploration Drilling Owner-North Dakota
 
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Exploration Drilling owner out of North Dakota loses his shit
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How a Deep-Sea Offshore Drilling Rig Works
 
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After 22 hours, the crew of the Maersk Interceptor have assembled and lowered 551 feet of pipes into the water. Through them, a hydraulic hammer will operate to drive these pipes 131 feet below the seafloor. From: MIGHTY SHIPS: Maersk Interceptor http://bit.ly/2biRHN1
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What is CORE DRILL? What does CORE DRILL mean? CORE DRILL meaning, definition & explanation
 
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What is CORE DRILL? What does CORE DRILL mean? CORE DRILL meaning - CORE DRILL definition - CORE DRILL explanation. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A core drill is a drill specifically designed to remove a cylinder of material, much like a hole saw. The material left inside the drill bit is referred to as the core. Core drills used in metal are called annular cutters. Core drills used for concrete are generally called Diamond Core Drills and are water cooled. For drilling masonry, carbide core drills can be used. The earliest core drills were those used by the ancient Egyptians, invented in 3000 BC. Core drills are used for many applications, either where the core needs to be preserved (the drilling apparatus used in obtaining a core sample is often referred to as a corer), or where drilling can be done more rapidly since much less material needs to be removed than with a standard bit. This is the reason that diamond-tipped core drills are commonly used in construction to create holes for pipes, manholes, and other large-diameter penetrations in concrete or stone. Core drills are used frequently in mineral exploration where the coring may be several hundred to several thousand feet in length. The core samples are recovered and examined by geologists for mineral percentages and stratigraphic contact points. This gives exploration companies the information necessary to begin or abandon mining operations in a particular area. Before the start of World War Two, Branner Newsom, a California mining engineer, invented a core drill that could take out large diameter cores up to 16 feet in length for mining shafts. This type of core drill is no longer in use as modern drill technology allows standard drilling to accomplish the same at a much cheaper cost. Core drills come with several power choices including electric, pneumatic, hydraulic (all of which require power sources, such as a generator).
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Fascinating Visit To The “Rouge” Miner’s Gold Mine
 
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We were very fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to visit this historic site as it is certainly not open to the public... Aside from the colorful personality of Mr. Randy Yager, we were also treated to an extensive tour of a rich - and still producing - lode gold mine (And not a dull visit of the “stay behind the white lines” variety that would be found on the tourist circuit either). As viewers of this channel know, it is rare for us to encounter very much in the way of historical mining equipment and artifacts at an abandoned mine. Many abandoned mines have had much of their equipment and other treasures carted away by the miners themselves when the mine was abandoned. Over the following decades, “collectors” carry away pretty much everything else that can be lifted and hauled away… Not at this mine though! At this mine, we get to see what a functioning gold mine looks like – one that was a medium-sized, mine-to-mill operation several decades ago and that now might as well be a living museum from that era. The shower room/work shop/drill room/bunkhouse/compressor room and the mill could use a little paint and some duct tape before they would be in pristine condition again, but we can still see all of the equipment in them as it was when this mine was in full operation and see exactly how things worked back then. I love the underground time, but I found that “moment frozen in time” experience on the surface to be fascinating. You’ve got to think that they were still actively mining here up into the 1960s when gold was $35 an ounce and the miners were able to support themselves on that. So, consider the potential of this mine now if it were to be brought back up to maximum production! With the background noise and different people talking, it can be hard to hear him sometimes, but if you listen carefully, Randy provides a lot of information about this mine. I tried to include as much of him discussing the mine as I could, but I had almost two hours of video that needed to be whittled down to make it digestible for the short attention span of many (but certainly not all) YouTube viewers. It was interesting (to me at least) to hear that the miners had simply tunneled past badly caved sections in the mine rather than deal with the hassle of trying to rehab these sketchy sections. I wasn’t clear if the 3,000+ feet that the adit ran past the waste rock pile where Cory and I climbed up the raise was just caved in one section or if essentially all of it was caved. I believe it was one section, but I’m not certain of that. As you may have heard, aside from the thousands of feet that the main haulage adit kept running, there were also four levels above us in the haulage adit and several levels below us. So, this is a pretty extensive mine. I’d imagine there could be some pretty good stuff to see in these other sections. It would have been wonderful to spend a whole day here, but when you’re someone’s guest, you move at their pace. Thank you again, Cory and Randy, for this adventure. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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Oilfield Directional Drilling Nightmare.mp4
 
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Want FREE OILFIELD STICKERS & FREE SHIPPING? http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Froughneck.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com%2Froughneckcity_(mp3cut.net).mp3&h=MAQHpapMbAQG-jvxaPidwpN0Cqe9VT-NXMxgo3gt1dxHwfw USSR directional drilling gone bad when this drill bit surfaces in a nearby field! Be sure and check out http://www.drillingahead.com if you are oilfield.
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Sounds From HELL - Siberia Drilling Deep Into The Earth **MUST WATCH**
 
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[Please Note: There has been much debate whether this is real or not. We are not saying it is real or not but we feel it is important enough to post it and let you the reader decide.] A geological group who drilled a hole about 14.4 kilometers deep in the crust of the earth are saying that they heard human screams. Screams have been heard from the condemned souls from earth's deepest hole. Terrified scientists are afraid they have let loose the evil powers of hell up to the earth's surface. 'The information we are gathering is so surprising, that we are sincerely afraid of what we might find down there,' stated Dr Azzacov, the manager of the project in remote Siberia. 'The second surprise was the high temperature they discovered in the earth's center. 'The calculations indicate the given temperature was about 1,100 degrees Celsius, or over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit,' Azzacov pointed out. 'This is far more then we expected. It seems almost like an inferno of fire is brutally going on in the center of the earth. 'The last discovery was nevertheless the most shocking to our ears, so much so that the scientists are afraid to continue the project. We tried to listen to the earth's movements at certain intervals with supersensitive microphones, which were let down through the hole. What we heard turned those logically thinking scientists into a trembling ruins. It was a sometimes a weak, but high pitched sound which we thought to be coming from our own equipment,' explained Dr Azzacov. 'But after some adjustments we comprehended that indeed the sound came from the earth's interior. We could hardly believe our own ears. We heard a human voice, screaming in pain. Even though one voice was discernible, we could hear thousands, perhaps millions, in the background, of suffering souls screaming. After this ghastly discovery, about half of the scientists quit because of fear. Hopefully, that which is down there will stay there,' Dr Azzacov added. 'What really unnerved the Soviets, apart from the voice recordings, was the appearance that same night of a fountainhead of luminous gas shooting up from the drill site, and out of the midst of this incandescent cloud pillar a brilliant being with bat wings revealed itself with the words (in Russian): 'I have conquered,' emblazoned against the dark Siberian sky. 'The incident was absolutely unreal; the Soviets cried out in terror,' says Mr. Nummedal. Later that night, he saw ambulance crews circulating in the community. A driver he knew told him that they had been told to sedate everybody with a medication known to erase short term memory. The Soviets use this drug in the treatment of shock victims. * * * * * * * Dr. Azzacove "As a communist I don’t believe in heaven or the Bible but as a scientist I now believe in hell," said Dr. Azzacove. "Needless to say we were shocked to make such a discovery. But we know what we saw and we know what we heard. And we are absolutely convinced that we drilled through the gates of Hell!" Dr. Azzacove continued, ". . .the drill suddenly began to rotate wildly, indicating that we had reached a large empty pocket or cavern. Temperature sensors showed a dramatic increase in heat to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit." * * * * * * * Do you know why Jacques Costeau, the famous underwater explorer, quit deep sea diving sometime before he died? It is said that he stopped because he had heard in one of the underwater caves he was exploring, the sounds of people screaming. There was also another time, when one of his men, who was in a diving bell in the deepest trench at the Bermuda Triangle, also had a similar experience. He signaled to be brought up immediately. After being revived from his shock, he told others of his frightening experience of hearing "Screams of people in pain". http://www.amightywind.com/hell/aboutsounds.htm "CITIZEN IN HELL" SONG* This is the most UGLY and frightening song you will ever hear! If it doesn't scare you then its because you're SAVED or you're REPROBATE! To record this song I had to pay a great price, it nearly cost me my life as I got a glimpse of what Hell was like for eight hours. I am reminded how God in his mercy gave YAHUSHUA, his Only son to suffer crucifixion for my sins and on a cross he hung! Just so from HELL I would be free and satan would have NO claim on me! But I refused YAHUSHUA's blood to cover my sins I wanted to live my own life so I denied him! I know I have no one to blame now forever I 'll. live in satan's evil domain with every kind of torture and shame! Wanting to die but forgetting there is no death thinking it will be better tomorrow but forgetting I have FOREVER left! This is what its like to be a CITIZEN IN HELL!!! http://www.amightywind.com/hell/citizenhell.htm
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South Africa World's Deepest Gold Mine Construction - Full Documentary
 
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Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It is also currently the world's deepest mine. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Video link: https://youtu.be/6ZtYInuOKtE Thanks for watching
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California Gold Mine "For Sale" Cherry Hill Mine
 
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There’s Gold In Them Hills! The Right Time for an Informed Investor! CALIFORNIA GOLD MINE “ For Sale “ ___Cherry Hill Mine___ The Cherry Hill Mine: Established in 1892, a formerly producing, small underground high-grade gold mine. One of the benefits of purchasing a past-producing mine is that the cost of moving into production is much lower than the cost of bringing a mine from the exploration phase to the production phase. Location: When thinking of mines you tend to visualize a hard-to-reach, remote, backcountry hillsides that require vast amounts of money to ensure adequate infrastructure. That isn’t the case with Cherry Hill. Because Cherry Hill is a formerly producing mine, all the infrastructure is already there. That means you have a leg up on some of the costs involved with getting the mine up and running. The mine is just a short ride from the town of Yreka, California, down a state-operated, paved road that turns into a well-maintained gravel road. It's easy to get to and has great access to the I-5, a major artery running north-south along the West Coast. It also means that when you do ramp up production, the heavy-duty trucks won't have much of an issue getting the ore from the mine to the mill. Historical Geological Reports: 1892 0.97 oz Au/ton with Ore running at $20.00 Au/ton (Yreka Journal, 11/16/1892). In 1892 100 tons milled by Selby avg. $61.00/ton (3oz Au equivalent/ton) (Yreka Journal 12/7/1892). On July 24th 1900 the mill run produced $5,300. (254.4 oz Au; 10.7 oz/day; 10 tons/day at 1 oz Au/ton Mining and Scientific Press 7/14/1900). 2003 Core Drilling produced 25' of 1.024 oz Au/ton - 30' of 4.758 oz Au/ton and 39.5 oz Ag/ton. Historical Resource Estimate by R. L Hill, CA Reg.Geologist #3386, Jan 5, 2009. Primary Target - Queen Vein WQ #3 and WQ #4 levels at 8889 yrds³ = 20,000 short tons at 1 opt at $1200 worth $24,000,000. Level 2 - WQ #4 to Camp Level at 9778 yrds³ = 22,000 short tons at 1 opt at $1,200 worth $26,400,000. Camp Level to Long Tunnel Adit approx 300,000 oz...previous owner estimation. 42,000 tons blocked out - based on established mine plan. 43-101 independent Technical Report completed May 22nd, 2012. Between 2011 - 2013 approx $2.6 million spent on exploration and development mining (all figures verified by audit). Low cost producer - estimated cost per oz Au at $400. Metallurgy testing (Norris Labs of Montana) indicates 95% recoveries for gold and 87% for silver. 80% of recoverable ore from gravity. Eight known adits on 7 unpatented lode claims situated on 94.6 Acres. Multiple assays completed with underground surveys. Defining a resource is a big expense for exploration companies, costing millions of dollars to complete. In purchasing a previously producing mine, You will have forgone the costly resource definition process because, “this was all done, we know what's here, so just go mine it!” Price $1,295,000 - Will consider all reasonable offers For the opportunity to discuss the mines in further detail, please contact: Philip Physioc [email protected] or (702) 822-0237
multi power hydraulic diamond drill " Simba diamond Drilling "
 
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pulling tubes on the a multi power hydraulic drill. We have two of these drills at are camp, two long year 44s and one longyear 50
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What is COALBED METHANE? What does COALBED METHANE mean? COALBED METHANE meaning & explanation
 
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What is COALBED METHANE? What does COALBED METHANE mean? COALBED METHANE meaning - COALBED METHANE definition - COALBED METHANE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Coalbed methane (CBM or coal-bed methane), coalbed gas, coal seam gas (CSG), or coal-mine methane (CMM) is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent decades it has become an important source of energy in United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries. The term refers to methane adsorbed into the solid matrix of the coal. It is called 'sweet gas' because of its lack of hydrogen sulfide. The presence of this gas is well known from its occurrence in underground coal mining, where it presents a serious safety risk. Coalbed methane is distinct from a typical sandstone or other conventional gas reservoir, as the methane is stored within the coal by a process called adsorption. The methane is in a near-liquid state, lining the inside of pores within the coal (called the matrix). The open fractures in the coal (called the cleats) can also contain free gas or can be saturated with water. Unlike much natural gas from conventional reservoirs, coalbed methane contains very little heavier hydrocarbons such as propane or butane, and no natural-gas condensate. It often contains up to a few percent carbon dioxide. Coalbed methane grew out of venting methane from coal seams. Some coal beds have long been known to be "gassy," and as a safety measure, boreholes were drilled into the seams from the surface, and the methane allowed to vent before mining. Coalbed methane as a natural-gas resource received a major push from the US federal government in the late 1970s. Federal price controls were discouraging natural gas drilling by keeping natural gas prices below market levels; at the same time, the government wanted to encourage more gas production. The US Department of Energy funded research into a number of unconventional gas sources, including coalbed methane. Coalbed methane was exempted from federal price controls, and was also given a federal tax credit. In Australia, commercial extraction of coal seam gas began in 1996 in the Bowen Basin of Queensland. Gas contained in coal bed methane is mainly methane and trace quantities of ethane, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and few other gases. Intrinsic properties of coal as found in nature determine the amount of gas that can be recovered. To extract the gas, a steel-encased hole is drilled into the coal seam 100 to 1,500 metres (330 to 4,920 ft) below ground. As the pressure within the coal seam declines due to natural production or the pumping of water from the coalbed, both gas and produced water come to the surface through tubing. Then the gas is sent to a compressor station and into natural gas pipelines. The produced water is either reinjected into isolated formations, released into streams, used for irrigation, or sent to evaporation ponds. The water typically contains dissolved solids such as sodium bicarbonate and chloride but varies depending on the formation geology. Coalbed methane wells often produce at lower gas rates than conventional reservoirs, typically peaking at near 300,000 cubic feet (8,500 m3) per day (about 0.100 m3/s), and can have large initial costs. The production profiles of CBM wells are typically characterized by a "negative decline" in which the gas production rate initially increases as the water is pumped off and gas begins to desorb and flow. A dry CBM well is similar to a standard gas well. The methane desorption process follows a curve (of gas content vs. reservoir pressure) called a Langmuir isotherm. The isotherm can be analytically described by a maximum gas content (at infinite pressure), and the pressure at which half that gas exists within the coal. These parameters (called the Langmuir volume and Langmuir pressure, respectively) are properties of the coal, and vary widely. A coal in Alabama and a coal in Colorado may have radically different Langmuir parameters, despite otherwise similar coal properties.
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TechKnow - Deep sea gold rush
 
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Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface, but only a fraction of the undersea world has been explored. On this episode of TechKnow, Phil Torres joins a team of scientists on a special expedition to explore and uncover the mysteries at the bottom of the ocean floor. "What we are doing is similar to astronauts and planetary scientists just trying to study life on another planet," says Beth Orcutt, a senior research scientist. The journey begins in Costa Rica aboard the R/V Atlantis, a research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From there, Phil gets the chance to take a dive with Alvin, a deep-water submersible capable of taking explorers down to 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) under the sea. Commissioned in 1964, Alvin has a celebrated history, locating an unexploded hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain and exploring the famous RMS Titanic in the 1980s. Alvin and its first female pilot, Cindy Van Dover, were the first to discover hydrothermal vents, which are underwater springs where plumes of black smoke and water pour out from underneath the earth's crust. The vents were inhabited by previously unknown organisms that thrived in the absence of sunlight. After 40 years of exploration, Alvin got a high-tech upgrade. The storied submersible is now outfitted with high-resolution cameras to provide a 245-degree viewing field and a robotic arm that scientists can use to pull samples of rock and ocean life to then study back on land. But scientists are not the only ones interested in the ocean. These days the new gold rush is not in the hills, it is in the deep sea. For thousands of years miners have been exploiting the earth in search of precious metals. As resources on dry land are depleted, now the search for new sources of metals and minerals is heading underwater. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's national ocean service estimates that there is more than $150tn in gold waiting to be mined from the floor of the world's oceans. "The industry is moving very, very fast. They have far more financial resources than the scientific community," says Cindy Van Dover, Alvin's first female pilot and Duke University Oceanography Professor. Seabed mining is still in the planning stages, but Nautilus Minerals, a Canadian mining company, says it has the technology and the contracts in place with the island nation of Papua New Guinea to start mining in its waters in about two years. What is the future of seabed mining? And what are the consequences of seabed mining for the marine ecosystems? Can science and industry co-exist and work together on viable and sustainable solutions? - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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LIVE: Uganda oil & gas commercial output to begin in 2020
 
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Uganda found oil & gas deposits in 2006. Proven, recoverable oil reserves est 1.4 B to 1.7 B billion barrels. Natural gas reserves were estimated at 500 billion cubic feet Earliest commercial output can begin, is 2020. Production start date has been pushed back several times in the past, low prices have contributed to those delays. However, disputes over refining location, taxes have also been important. 3 IOCs operate in Uganda: Tullow Oil, CNOOC, Total. Tullow got commercial production licenses in August. Uganda's oil exports would run via a pipeline, via Tanzania
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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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History of Cornish Mining - Cligga Mine Explored - Poldark times
 
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This was recorded on GoPro 3 Black and Lumix DMC FT-20, struggled with focus a little but got better as we went on. This was a breath taking adventure and brought back many memories of working in Geevor Tin Mine. Bob and myself both have extensive knowledge of mines and mining techniques through working in the industry, old workings are extremely dangerous and must only be entered with a full understanding of how they work, many transfer chutes, winzes, shafts and open stopes make it a hazardous environment. History of Cligga Mine. Cligga Wolfram & Tin Mine lies on the cliff tops about one and a quarter miles southwest of Perranporth on the North Cornish coast. The granite pegmatite cliffs have been altered to greisen and exhibit jointing and veining. The veins often filled with cassiterite (tin oxide), wolframite, mispickel (arsenical pyrite) and the copper/iron suphides, chalcopyrite and bornite. Silver ore has also been reported here. There is one shaft on the sett called Contact Shaft and two adits, one at beach level called Beach Adit, the other atop the cliffs and unsurprisingly called Cliff Adit. The mine worked in the early part of the twentieth century although 'Old Men's Workings' from the past are quite visible as you approach the area. Mining restarted in 1938 after a period of closure prior to the mine being taken over by the 'Rhodesian Mines Trust Limited in 1939'. Trials were carried out around this time to see if it was more feasible to work the stockwork as an open cast pit rather than an underground mine, but this came to nothing. There is surprisingly little information on Cligga although there are production records showing that between 1940 and 1944, 300 tons of wolfram and 200 tons of black tin were raised and sold. 1945 Cligga Mine closed. The War was nearly over and shipments of American tungsten were now arriving regularly in England. The high cost of producing a small quantity of tungsten from Cligga could no longer by justified and therefore, production at Cligga was halted. Early 1960's the 'Geevor Mining Company took out a lease on the mine and in collaboration with the Sungesi Besi, Tronoh and Panang Companies started a programme of shaft rehabilitation and deepening with a view to re-opening the mine. Contact shaft was deepened to 550 feet from surface, drives 'on lode' were started both seawards and inland. However water was hit at about 250 feet from the shaft and work there abandoned. The seaward drive continued for some 800 feet before further exploration by diamond drilling commenced. The results were inconclusive, and by early 1964 Geevor had decided to unwater 'Levant' mine instead of re-opening Cligga. 1976 there was renewed interest in mining for tin on a small scale at Cligga, and Wheal Concord undertook a limited programme of evaluation. Wheal Concord Ltd planned to re-open contact shaft in 1984-1985, but the collapse of the tin-market in October 1985 put a stop to this. Cornish tin mines are dangerous only people with knowledge of working mines should enter but then only with extreme caution. History of Cornish Tin Mines collection Cornish tin mine Tags. cornish tin mining, mining, cornwall, tim mining, stoper,stoping, pasty,mining history, cornish history, hand drilling, drilling, blasting, holmans, holman, cornish tin miner, geevor miner, winze, cousin jack History of mining or mining history
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Cost per foot in a rectangular playground
 
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Tax Incentives Available to Oil and Gas Investors
 
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The oil and gas sector offers an appealing investment option because of the potential for lucrative returns and the tax incentives that are available. Many people are unaware that the Tax Act of 1992 was created with financial incentives to boost domestic oil and gas. The act includes provisions that allow oil and gas investors the opportunity to offset up to 100 percent of their investment capital. The ultra-rich enjoying taking advantage of these opportunities because there are no income or net worth limitations. There is no other investment category that receives the same range of tax breaks that are available to the oil and gas industry. Investors have several options to consider when investing in the oil and gas industry. 1. Tangible Drilling Cost are the actual costs associated with the drilling equipment for a project. These expenses are 100% deductible, however must be written off over a seven year depreciation span. 2. Intangible drilling costs: With the exception of the drilling equipment all items needed to drill a well are considered intangible. So this includes labor, mud, grease, chemicals and any other eligible items. These expenses usually make up between 65 and 80 percent of the total cost to drill a well and are 100% deductible. The deductible amount is contingent on the well being operational by March 31st of the following year. Whether or not the well actually produces or strikes oil does not affect the possible credit. 3. Active vs. Passive Income: A working interest in is not considered to be a passive activity. Therefore all net losses are active income and can be used to offset alternate forms of income like wages or capital gains. 4. Smaller Producer Tax Exemptions- is exclusively for small companies and investors. many consider this exemption to be the most attractive break for investor and refer to it as the "depletion allowance". This exemption allows investors to offset 15% of all gross income from an oil and gas investment. However an investor is not allowed to own more than 1,000 barrels of oil per day, or 6 million cubic feet of gas per day. There are four main categories available to individuals who are interested in investing in oil and gas. Each of the following categories have different risk levels, as well as individual rules for eligible tax incentives. Mutual Funds: Are the safest investment opportunities available for the oil and gas industry and perhaps that's why it doesn't come with any tax advantages. Partnerships: There are several types of partnerships available for oil and gas investors, however the most common is a limited partnership. These partnerships are sold as securities and limits the investors liability to the amount invested in the project. Royalties: are returns paid to individuals who own the land where oil and gas wells are drilled. Landowners can earn between 12 and 20 percent of the gross production revenue. Land owners are not eligible for tax incentives. Working Interests: is considered to be extremely high risk. The majority of investors who select working interests are extremely affluent and have an income that exceeds the taxable wage base for Social Security. While there are numerous benefits to investing in the oil and gas industry it's extremely important to remember that the discussed ventures are extremely risky. Per the FTC only accredited investors who have the financial means to withstand a devastating financial loss are eligible for these types of investments. Syndicate Leads is a lead generation firm that specializes in accredited investor leads for the oil and gas industry. If you are looking for quality investor leads please call 877-306-1952 or visit www.syndicateleads.com to learn more about our services.
Diamond Drilling
 
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The Largest Oil Rig in The World
 
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Perdido is the deepest floating oil rig (platform) in the world at a water depth of about 2450 meters operated by the Shell Oil Company in the Gulf of Mexico. The Perdido is located in the Perdido fold belt which is a rich discovery of crude oil and natural gas that lies in water that is nearly 8000 feet deep. The platform's peak production will be 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. At 267 meters, the Perdido is nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower. An oil rig is a large structure with facilities to drill wells, to extract and process oil and natural gas, and to temporarily store product until it can be brought to shore for refining and marketing. In many cases, the platform contains facilities to house the workforce as well. Perdido Oil Platform https://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/perdido-oil-platform.html Troll A Platform http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/troll-platform.html Offshore Oil Drilling History http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/offshore-oil-drilling-history.html Oil History http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/oil-history.html Trans-Alaska Pipeline System http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/trans-alaska-pipeline-system.html Snow White Gas Refinery http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/snow-white-gas-refinery.html Oil Tankers https://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/oil-tankers.html The End of Oil https://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/the-end-of-oil.html
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Scientist who dug into hell in Siberia and recorded the cries of the damned souls
 
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These details are from the translation of an article in a Finnish newspaper named 'Ammennusatia'. Source: http://amightywind.com​ Read here:http://helenastales.weebly.com/blogue/scientist-who-dug-into-hell-in-siberia-and-recorded-the-cries-of-the-damned-souls Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ufo.maniaII/
Underground Gold And Treasure Detector ( Documentary Film )
 
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Documentary film for searching for ancient treasures underground. Treasure finding and the beginning of exploration. The treasure had been discovered in the land of a farm, with an area of about 2.4. Kilometers (1.5 miles South near the Greek border village Stage, on 26 June 2015. We still in the beginning, the company's work crew get out making educational films about the ways to use company products united international group During the filming operations of a device and accidentally detect a signal. Resulting in that course of action fully change. Turned to photography than just an educational film to treasure hunting trip is not without any fun. It has been dealt with by the signal from the Prospector professionally to determine the origin and direction. Search led us to one of our neighboring farms. We asked interview the person responsible for this place. The farm owner came out and by definition, we have for ourselves. Vsarahna what we are doing and how the device has guided us to his ranch and the existence of a hidden target within its walls, and it has a gold. We asked him permission to enter to confirm the objective of the inside wall of the farm and document it so he Badechna to his ranch. The prospectors a crisis tests to confirm the goal and it duly followed and the rules of exploration using several methods to determine the trove place. After these procedures show that, there is a vacuum at a depth of one-meter area with a radius of 2 square meters (22 square feet) and there he went inside and precious metals and some non-metallic objects. It was agreed between us and the farm owner shall notify the competent authorities and work to extract all the necessary paperwork and processing contracts and licenses for drilling and exploration process to guarantee the rights of all parties. Two days later, he sent us the body responsible engineer's specialists to oversee the process of exploration and to preserve the relics discovered. The crew of photographers to shoot a full exploration process. Engineers and immediately began studying and analyzing the images to determine the perimeter of the area and defining a start drilling. We started drilling, which lasted for more than three and a half hours. The discovery of an ancient cemetery Old were found inside the jewelry of rare gems and gold coins, silver and bronze in different sizes and glass vases and many antiques pottery. Because the origin of these findings to the fourth and fifth century AD located in the Romanian empire. The evaluation committee evaluates this treasure treasures, including an estimated 1.75 million euros The competent authorities Bmkavih landowner. The company united international group excavating the discovery of this national historic treasure and precious issued financial equivalent value of 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand euros) each United International Group Address: Turkey - Istanbul Mobile: 00905318524031 Mobile: 00905395440223 Phone: 00902125518188 Fax: 00902125518189 Website: www.uigdetectors.com Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]
5 years to complete sinking the shafts at the new Bakubung Platinum Mine (big construction project)
 
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It will take 5 years to complete sinking the shafts at the new Bakubung Platinum Mine. The deepest shaft is 1 kilometre down. The mine will be ready to begin extracting platinum in 2018. More about Bakubung: Wesizwe's core project is the Bakubung Platinum Mine (formerly known as the Frischgewaagd-Ledig project). The property consists of various portions of the farm Frischgewaagd 96 JQ and Ledig 909 JQ. These two farms are located directly south of the Pilanesberg complex. The project site is situated directly adjacent to the western side of the Royal Bafokeng Platinum Styldrift project and immediately north of Maseve's Project 1, owned in partnership with Canadian group Platinum Group Metals (PTM). These properties are all located on the Western Limb of the mineral-rich Bushveld Igneous Complex in the North West province of South Africa. The Bakubung Platinum Mine will comprise of an underground mine with a twin vertical shaft system - a main shaft and a ventilation shaft which will also function as the second escape route -- and a process plant. The main shaft is planned to have a hoisting capacity of 230 000 tonnes of ore plus 40 000 tonnes of waste per month. Initially the Merensky Reef ore will be mined at the rate of 180 000 tonnes and the UG2 ore will make up the balance of 50 000 tonnes per month. Once the Merensky has been depleted, the full 230 000 tonnes will be generated from UG2 ore. It is anticipated that the annual 4E (3 PGM + Au) production during steady state be around 350 000 ounces. The Merensky Reef will be mined using conventional stoping methods and the UG2 using semi-mechanised methods, also known as hybrid methods. Crushing will be done underground from where the reefs will be separately conveyed to stockpiles at the concentrator plant. The concentrator design has emanated from the results of the test work conducted during the bankable feasibility study and is based on a standard PGM plant layout. Options for collaboration in developing a joint concentrator plant with neighbours Maseve are being investigated to exploit benefits from economies of scale and sharing capital infrastructure costs. [source: http://www.wesizwe.co.za/bakubung.asp] ======================================= www.Concrete.TV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concre... Twitter: @_concretetv www.Concrete.TV -- a dynamic blend of broadcast style television and WebTV, covering: news, projects, products, people, countries and events for the concrete and construction industry. ======================================= [5 years to complete sinking the shafts at the new Bakubung Platinum Mine] [http://youtu.be/CQc5CrF_-ZA]
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Custom Built Trommel Wash Plant with a 24 in X 9 ft Gold Recovery Trommel
 
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Trommel Wash Plant: https://www.savonaequipment.com/en/24-in-dia-x-9-ft-long-trommel-p179631 Find New and Used Gold Recovery Trommels for Sale. Savona Equipment is your source for New, Used, and Reconditioned Trommels for recovering gold and other precious metals from placer mining operations. We supply 18 inch, 30 inch, 48 inch, 60 inch, & 7 foot Trommels for Placer Mining. Refurbished trommel parts will be fully repaired or replaced as required. Our Trommels and Gold Recovery Equipment are for sale worldwide. We sell Portable Gold Trommels, Mini Wash Plants, and Gold Trommel Wash Plant. You Can Buy Various High Quality Gold Trommel Wash Plant Products from various Gold Trommel Wash Plant manufacturers, as well as order a custom made gold recovery wash plant designed, manufactured, and distributed by Savona Equipment. 24 in. dia. x 9 ft. Long Trommel. 4 ft. wide x 8 ft. long Feed Hopper with grizzly. 2 - Sluice runs and tailings conveyor. #savonaequipment #trommel #goldrecovery #miningequipment See More Trommels https://www.savonaequipment.com/en/equipment/trommels-
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Rodren Drilling - Diamond Drilling Services for Canada & US
 
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http://www.rodrendrilling.com/ Rodren Drilling Ltd. is one of the premier exploration diamond drilling companies in Canada. We have over 36 years of experience operating across all terrains. Our mission is to operate the best diamond drilling company in North America. We specialize in the ability to accommodate contracts that require difficult or unusual procedures. We will listen to our clients' needs and we strive to meet and exceed their expectations in every way. 160 Poneida Road West St. Paul, Manitoba Canada R4A 5A9 P: 204-339-1668 F: 204-334-2468 Toll Free: 1-866-339-1668
MI3, fully radio remote drilling rig for geotechnical investigations and small water wells
 
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Designed specifically to be light enough to be trailered to save on mobilisation costs at under 2,7 tonnes. This small machine really packs a punch with a powerful 70HP EC Stage 3 engine to the carry out the many tasks that your clients require when you get to site: • Dynamic sampling through the overburden using the FKD hydraulic hammer with 160J energy per stroke and 1150 stokes/min • 4 speed rotary head up to 8000 Nm and 712 RPM • Geobor S ready with 1,9 m stoke or 2,4 m • 175 mm or 225 mm through the dual clamps with 14.9Nm of breaking force • 1,0 tons winch for wireline handling and SPT tests • Fully remote control operated giving the operator a safer freedom of movement • EC safety cage as standard • Triplex pump up to 145 l/min Massenza build each machine specifically to your requirements with options including: • 10 tons casing puller • Drifter head • Your unique company colour scheme and graphics
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Big Bertha -- world's largest tunnel boring machine -- facing big Seattle challenge
 
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Named after one of Seattle's early mayors, the $80 million drill Big Bertha is 326 feet long, weighs 6,700 tons, and does much more than drill. John Blackstone reports on what the high-tech machinery can do, as well as its latest challenge digging in the depths of Seattle.
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Mining guru Brent Cook roasts Klondike Gold (TSXV:KG)
 
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Taped March 1, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario at the PDAC conference. ABOUT KLONDIKE GOLD CORP. Klondike Gold Corp. is a Canadian exploration company with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The company is focused on exploration and development of its Yukon gold projects located in the historic Klondike region covering 25,000 hectares of hard rock and 2,000 hectares of placer claims including “McKinnon Creek” leased to Todd Hoffman/Jerusalem Mining LLC and featured on the Discovery Channel show “Gold Rush”. Website: www.klondikegoldcorp.com Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information “This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This information and statements address future activities, events, plans, developments and projections. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements or forward looking information. Such forward-looking information and statements are frequently identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend” and similar terminology, and reflect assumptions, estimates, opinions and analysis made by management of Klondike in light of its experience, current conditions, expectations of future developments and other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant. Forward-looking information and statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Klondike’s actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements and accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed thereon. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary include but are not limited to the availability of financing; fluctuations in commodity prices; changes to and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including environmental laws and obtaining requisite permits; political, economic and other risks; as well as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in our annual and quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis and in other filings made by us with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available at www.sedar.com. Klondike disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements except as may be required.” Join us at an upcoming event! http://www.cambridgehouse.com Stay Connected! http://www.cambridgehouse.com/ https://twitter.com/cambridge https://www.facebook.com/cambridgehouseconferences Copyright © 2015 Cambridge House International Inc. All rights reserved.
Stauber Drilling - Well Drilling Company Regina
 
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You've found Stauber Drilling. We are an experienced well drilling company in Regina,Saskatchewan. We have the equipment and experience to drill and develop very productive water wells, produce core samples (shallow exploration), closed loop geothermal systems, and environmental core samples (disturbed and undisturbed). We can be your well drilling company in Regina, Saskatchewan, Alberta or Manitoba. Working closely with the mining and oil companies, we are familiar with all types of projects, big and small. Our company strategy is focused on creating and maintaining enduring relationships with clients and providing reliable drilling services at competitive rates. We create shareholder value by acquiring and operating modern drilling rigs and staffing with well trained crews. Regina well drilling company Stauber Drilling will meet or exceed your expectations, and should be considered for your next drilling project. You can quickly and easily request a quote on our website. To find out more: http://www.shopinregina.com/Stauber-Drilling---Well-Drilling-Company-Regina/688322.htm
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Professional Water Well Drilling California
 
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How Global Warming Is Transforming Greenland's Economy (2014)
 
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Inuit Goldrush (2014): The Greenlandic village of Narsaq boasts one of the world's largest deposits of rare earth elements. With enough ore to mine for over 100 years, could this industrial El Dorado be the country's key to independence? For similar stories, see: Uncovering The True Cost Of Greenland's Oil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qgD0iawdXo The Truth About The Global Warming Pause https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHOEEgQhr6o Alaska Is Warming At Twice The Rate As The Rest Of The Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQJqgVH7Ubs Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/6123/inuit-goldrush Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "It's the future for the industrial development of the world." Ib Laursen, Operations Manager for Greenland Minerals and Energy, is in little doubt about the place of resource industries in the country's economic advancement. With more than 950 million tonnes of valuable ore cached within the mountainside, and 30 international firms jostling for position in the queue for access, Narsaq is sitting on a goldmine. But not everybody shares the optimism. "We need professional fishermen. Rocks don't breed, and when there are none left, then what will we do?" Isaac is one of only three fishermen still active in the region. His anxiety is echoed in parts of the community, concerned that mining could destroy the environment and traditional ways of life. But as Greenland seeks greater financial autonomy from Denmark, could such resistance be at the cost of independence? "If they don't open it up, Narsaq will soon become a village for the elderly." Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6123 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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NIGERIA- CRUDE OIL EXPLORATION
 
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"Oil theft is a species of organized crime that is almost totally off the international community's radar," the report says. "Nigeria is the main West African hub for other types of organised crime ... notably piracy, drug and arms trafficking. The networks involved sometimes overlap with oil theft."-Reuters "Top Nigerian officials cut their teeth in the oil theft business during military rule," it said. "Over time, evidence surfaced that corrupt members of the security forces were actively involved. The country's return to democracy in 1999 then gave some civilian officials and political 'godfathers' more access to stolen oil." Security officials are said to extort payments from the oil thieves in return for protection, according to Chatham House. Oil theft begins in the labyrinthine creeks and waterways of the Niger Delta, a swampland area spanning over 10,000 square miles that has long been blighted by kidnappings, militant uprisings and gangland violence. It is a region capable of producing 1.5 million bpd of oil and is rife with corruption. "The oil belongs to us, you can't steal what belongs to you," Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, a former militia leader in the Delta who gave up his weapons after a peace deal with the government in 2005, told ISN Security Watch. "It is the government in Abuja, in collaboration with the oil companies, that has been stealing our oil," added Dokubo-Asari, who admitted acquiring weapons in the past in exchange for crude oil. The report named the United States, Britain, Dubai, Indonesia, India, Singapore and Switzerland as likely money-laundering hotspots, and the United States, Brazil, China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Balkans as the most likely destinations for stolen oil. Lines between legal and illegal supplies of Nigeria's oil can be blurry.The Government system for selling its own oil attracts many shadowy middleman creating a confusing high-risk marketplace Nigeria's Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has called for stolen oil to be labeled "blood oil", arguing the security risk is similar to those in past and present mineral conflict zones such as Angola, Sierra Leone or Congo.(Reuters.com) Nigeria flares about 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of gas, enough to generate electricity that can power about 5 million homes for a day, or serve the state of New York's daily residential gas demand. Nigeria has an estimated proven reserve of 32 billion barrels, enough for 37 years at the current rate of production. Overdependence on Oil revenue has resulted in major problems for the Nigerian Economy. -Climate change -Unemployment -Health Hazards -Looting -Poverty -Violence An estimated £220 billion has been squandered, stolen or wasted by government officials between independence and now, most of which has been laundered in the European economy.Oil theft sometimes funds politics in Nigeria, including election campaigns. There are nationwide polls due in 2015.Oil theft is likely to persist if Nigerian politicians choose not to clamp down because foreign states' and companies' first priority will be not to upset their own oil supplies. What is the solution and do we need to look beyond Oil ?
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DLX 4 Water Well Drilling Machine Working With Air Compress
 
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DLX 4 Water Well Drilling Machine Working With Air Compress Get more information and price http://www.dl-drilling.com/deep-well-drilling-rig/ E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: 0086-0371-86633222 DLX-4 Deep Well Drilling Rig have powerful drilling capacity, the rated drilling depth comes up to 1000-2000 m with 71 mm (2.8″) wire-line coring drill rod. The rig is worldwide favourite for deep borehole drilling projects. And is also suitable for use in core drilling with tungalloy-carbid-tipped, mineral exploration, geotechnical investigation and GHP drilling projects. Our drilling rigs are popular in India, South Africa, Peru, Chile and so on. Ask for a quotation today and see why drillers around the world trust us.
Next Day News Release: Smash Minerals Preparing Exciting Drill Program For 2012
 
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http://bit.ly/SmashMinerals Adrian Fleming, President and CEO of Smash Minerals, discusses the results from the past year's program and what zones of their Whiskey Project that they are targeting for 2012's program. Smash Minerals is a TSX.V listed gold exploration company with a large claim block in the White Gold District, Yukon, Canada. The first full season of exploration has been completed including a short core drill program. Several targets identified this year need additional work and drilling which will be carried out in 2012. Smash is committed to undertaking cost effective gold exploration using the best methods, by capable experienced people & consultants equipped with the best tools. We value every employee and emphasize a safe working environment. Our programs minimally impact the environment and we foster the support of the community with which we interact. We strive to make exploration breakthroughs which will bring value to all shareholders. For More Information, Visit: http://www.SmashMinerals.com http://www.EvenKeelMedia.com
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COMPACSA Mining Nicaragua - English Version
 
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COMPACSA, a Junior Nicaraguan Mining Company, is developing a project, called Mina La Flor, which is located within one of its three concessions in the North-West of Nicaragua. Nearby mines such as El Limón, have produced over 3 million ounces of gold since 1941. There are several smaller mines in the area, within and outside the concession. Many of the prospects were originally identified by LAMINEX, a US Based Company, between 1967 and 1975, and reviewed and reported by the world renown geologist Robert Lilljequist. Their 1974 report states that with surface samplings they identified an anomaly of 4,000 feet long by 400 feet wide in the area of La Flor. Also, they report having performed over 11,000 feet of underground perforations, yielding a range of Zero to 0.45 ounces of gold, 70 a 120 gpt of Silver, and 1% to 3% of Copper. COMPACSA has been able to replicate the 1974 exploration results, finding surface samples of up to 24 gpt of gold, and underground results of up to 27 gpt of gold, along with the corresponding Silver and Copper concentrations reported. LAMINEX’s exploration tunnel, has just been found this year by COMPACSA and the laboratory results from INSPECTORATE show that the vein consists on average of 6.2 gpt Au, 80 gpt Ag, and 3.6% Cu. With samples reaching 27 gpt of gold, 237 gpt of Silver and 8.8% of Copper. Currently, COMPACSA is in communication with smelting companies in China, Peru and México, negotiating terms of sale for an average of 2,500 to 10,000 tons of mineral a month. For more information about our project, please contact us through our website www.compacsa.com or call +505-8882-7252. UPDATE JUNE 2016: Two corrections to the info on the video and an update: 1- The company that did the studies in the 70's is out of Europe, not the USA. 2- The concentration of Copper is 0.8%, not 8.0%. The three concessions totalling 27,000 hectares were explored extensively superficially. Several points of interest were studied and the exploration efforts were reduced. We reduced originally to 6,000 hectares as we reduced points of interest to the highest potentials. As our studies continued, we focused further and reduced the concession down to one, with an area of just over 1,000 hectares. At this time, we are in the process of obtaining the environmental permit for exploitation which is required to take the mineral out of the ground.
Views: 688 Carl Ahlers
Oil Fields: American Frontier 1953 American Petroleum Institute; Williston Basin, North Dakota
 
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more at http://quickfound.net/ "Film describes events taking place after discovery of oil in Williston Basin, North Dakota." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williston,_North_Dakota Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. The 2010 census gave its population as 14,716, and the Census Bureau gave the 2013 estimated population as 20,850, making Williston the sixth largest city in North Dakota. The North Dakota oil boom is largely responsible for the sharp increase in population. Founded in 1887, Williston was named for Daniel Willis James, a board member of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, by his friend, railroad owner, James J. Hill. Williston's newspapers, both in print and online, are the daily Williston Herald and the weekly The Williston Trader. Sloulin Field International Airport is a public airport 3.2 km (2.0 mi) north of the business district. Williston is the home of Williston State College and the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant... Economy Williston's economy, while historically agricultural, is increasingly being driven by the oil industry. Williston lends its name to the Williston Basin, a huge subterranean geologic feature known for its rich deposits of petroleum, coal and potash. Williston sits atop the Bakken formation, which by the end of 2012 was predicted to be producing more oil than any other site in the United States, surpassing even Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, the longtime leader in domestic output in the United States. Williston has seen a huge increase in population and infrastructure investments during the last several years with expanded drilling using the 'frac' petroleum extraction technique in the Bakken Formation and Three Forks Groups. (The State of North Dakota provides a website detailing daily oil activity.) In 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that there were 150 million barrels of oil "technically recoverable" from the Bakken shale. In April 2008, the number was said to be about four billion barrels; in 2010 geologists at Continental Resources, the major drilling operation in North Dakota, estimated the reserve at eight billion. In March 2012, after the discovery of a lower shelf of oil, it announced a possible 24 billion barrels. Although current technology allows for extraction of only about 6% of the oil trapped 0.99–1.99 mi (1.6–3.2 km) beneath the earth's surface, recoverable oil might eventually exceed 500 billion barrels... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williston_Basin The Williston Basin is a large intracratonic sedimentary basin in eastern Montana, western North Dakota, South Dakota, and southern Saskatchewan, that is known for its rich deposits of petroleum and potash. The basin is a geologic structural basin but not a topographic depression; it is transected by the Missouri River. The oval-shaped depression extends approximately 475 miles (764 km) north-south and 300 miles (480 km) east-west. The Williston Basin lies above an ancient Precambrian geologic basement feature, the Trans-Hudson Orogenic Belt that developed in this area about 1.8-1.9 billion years ago, and that created a weak zone that later led to sagging to produce the basin. The Precambrian basement rocks in the center of the basin beneath the city of Williston, North Dakota lie about 16,000 feet (4,900 m) below the surface... Petroleum The long history of sedimentary deposition in the Williston Basin included deposition of rocks well suited to serve as hydrocarbon source and reservoir rocks. The basin's oil and gas fields are found in a wide range of geologic ages, as indicated by the generalized stratigraphic column. Oil was first found in the Williston Basin along the Cedar Creek Anticline in southeastern Montana, in the 1920s and 1930s. The basin did not become a major oil province until the 1950s when large fields were discovered in North Dakota. Amerada, the largest independent oil firm, began the search in 1946. After four years of testing and mapping they started drilling at a promising lease 30 miles north-east of Williston, ND and on April 4, 1951 found a large field of oil underground. Immediately other oil firms rushed in to buy up leases on farm land to explore for oil and by 1954 80% of the possible oil producing areas were under lease. Shell at that time had leases over 8 million acres. Many local farmers and area speculators became instant millionaires, leasing land at an average of $25 an acre and then selling those leases back at a much higher cost per acre. Production peaked in 1986, but in the early 2000s significant increases in production began because of application of horizontal drilling techniques, especially in the Bakken Formation. Cumulative basin production totals about 3.8 billion barrels (600,000,000 m3) of oil and 470 billion cubic feet (1.3×1010 m3) of natural gas...
Views: 7418 Jeff Quitney
Poldark times - Cornish Mining - Up to your neck in it - Cornish Adit
 
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With the success of the Poldark series by the BBC, I try and give you an insight to what it was really like underground for mine workers 200 years ago to almost modern times. Adits are driven into the side of a hill or mountain, and are often used when an ore body is located inside the mountain but above the adjacent valley floor or coastal plain. In cases where the mineral vein outcrops at the surface, the adit may follow the lode or vein until it is worked out, in this case the adit is rarely straight. The use of adits for the extraction of ore is generally called drift mining. Adits can only be driven into a mine where the local topography permits. There will be no opportunity to drive an adit to a mine situated on a large flat plain, for instance. Also if the ground is weak, the cost of shoring up a long adit may outweigh its possible advantages. This is a drainage adit in the video and the trip takes 2.5 hours. .
Views: 1563 Gary Parrott
Exploring The Donner Railroad Tunnels
 
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The First Transcontinental Railroad was quite an ambitious project and this video highlights what was almost certainly the largest obstacle to the completion of that project. The mountains of the Sierra Nevada are not insignificant and we all know how things can go wrong in Donner Pass (my foreign viewers should Google “the Donner Party” if they do not understand that reference). At the time this project was announced, it was exceedingly difficult for even a wagon to make it over the steep, rocky terrain of the mountain range. As such, the proposal by the chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, Theodore Judah, to send the large, heavy trains THROUGH the mountain at the summit rather than over it was met with no small amount of skepticism. Well, as we all know today, Mr. Judah was not mentally ill and his bold plan worked. As mentioned in the video, it was not without a cost though. Aside from being hugely expensive, there was a tremendous loss of life involved in the construction of these railroad tunnels – especially among the many thousands of Chinese laborers toiling away to run these tunnels through the mountain. These tunnels were drilled by hand (no pneumatic drills in those days) and then blasted out with gunpowder and later nitroglycerin. They were attempting to push through solid granite though and so progress was measured in inches rather than feet (centimeters rather than meters). Just as an example, that shaft in the first tunnel? It took almost three months simply to get it down to the level where they could start working on the tunnel itself. The fastest pace the workers ever achieved on the shaft was one foot a day. This solid granite is the primary reason the tunnels (not the snowsheds) look so similar now to when they were first constructed. There was no need to do any more work on them. You’ll notice the absence of supports inside the rock tunnels (or rock that has fallen to the ground) in support of that statement. They certainly look to be in far better shape than many of the mines that we have visited – and those mines were never in operation as long as these railroad tunnels! The concrete snowsheds, of course, are more modern. The original snowsheds were constructed of wood and stretched for many, many miles. There are some great pictures of them to be found online should viewers be curious. The final train ran through the tunnels in 1993 when rail service was switched to a new 10,322-foot tunnel to the south (under the same mountain).
Views: 28012 TVR Exploring
MMTL- 500 - emulsion plant is designed inside 40-foot containers
 
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NPGM Emulsion Modular Portable Plants are designed to be facilitate transportation and installation at remote sites, making them ideally suited for the mining sector. NPGM Company has specialized in development and production of mining equipment: Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Units for manufacturing different types of explosives (MEMUs), Plants for the manufacture of emulsion, Mine ventilation fans, and Raise climbers for driving the raises in mines. The company also supplies industrial explosives which are used in open cast mining and underground mines. Our web-site: www.npgm.ru
AMERICAN PARAMOUNT GOLD   MINING IN THE US SD
 
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www.imaker.ca AMERICAN PARAMOUNT GOLD - MINING IN THE US SCRIPT: Stunning desert vistas shine bright as American Paramount Gold prepares to develop its Cap Gold project. Located northwest of Las Vegas, between Tonopah and Rachel, Cap Gold borders the Nellis Air Force Base. Covering six square miles, this high-potential, under-explored property sits in a 10-mile wide by 50-mile long stretch of the celebrated Walker Lane Trend. Since 1859, more than 40 million ounces of gold and 540 million ounces of silver have been mined in Nevada– with more to come! Historic drilling at Cap Gold points to solid potential for both underground and open pit gold and silver deposits. A recent geophysical survey confirms that previous drilling represents only a very small portion of Cap Gold’s potential. Core results validate the strength of high-grade gold and silver first intersected by RC drill holes. Open pit grade intersections include 35 feet of 1.06 grams gold and 14.7 grams silver per tonne. Similar properties in Nevada and other areas of the world have produced an excess of 2 million ounces of gold. Cap Gold holds both high-grade underground, and large low-grade open pit gold and silver mine potential. American Paramount is moving forward with development, focusing on creating the greatest possible gain for shareholders in the shortest possible time. A drilling-heavy exploration and development program, budgeted at $2.5 million, is scheduled to begin in mid 2010. Join American Paramount as it captures the bounty at Cap Gold! About ImageMaker Inc. ImageMaker specializes in technical 3D animation & new media strategies for the Resources, Alternative Energy, Automation and Engineering Industries.
Taesung - high quality drilling and mining equipment for underground resources and constructions
 
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http://www.taesungdia.com Taesung is leading producer of heavy industrial equipment in korea. It supplies top quality drilling and mining equipment at affordable prices for high customer satisfaction. Taesung is currently expanding its business area internationally and continues to conduct R&D to produce better quality drilling and mining equipment Product Drilling and Mining Equipment Impregnated diamond core bits Surface set diamond core bits Impregnated diamond casing shoe Reaming shells Drill rods & Casing pipe Core Barrels Metal bits
Views: 1273 sbdckorea
Silver Linings: The Early Days of Idaho's Silver Valley
 
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Stretching 40 miles through the heart of northern Idaho, Silver Valley is a time capsule of the West. Deep within its valley walls, empires rose...and sometimes fell. Beyond the ribald tales, you will discover how the region's past has shaped what the Silver Valley is today...and why it still resonates with the spirit of those who sought its Silver Linings.
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8 Worst Man-Made Environmental Disasters in History
 
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Worst man-made environmental disasters in history. These world tragedies & insane nature disasters caused severe damage! Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Follow us on Instagram: @theywillkillyou Voiceover by Carl Mason: [email protected] 8 Deepwater Horizon Offshore drilling contractor Transocean owned the rig & had leased it to oil giant British Petroleum or BP. Two days after, the platform sank & caused a petroleum leak that continued for almost three months. US government reported that approximately 4.2 million barrels of oil had been released. Aside from impacting 43,300 miles of ocean, the spill affected 1,300 miles of coastline from Florida to Texas. 7 Kuwait Fires The sun was darkened by the oily smoke plumes that shot high into the sky. People who ventured outside experienced breathing difficulties & one US environmentalist compared the effect to that of standing behind the exhaust pipes of hundreds of malfunctioning diesel trucks’. The fires burned for approximately seven months. Black rain, a mixture of smoke particles & natural precipitation fell as far as the Himalayas & the landscape became covered with hundreds of oil lakes, of up to four inches in depth. Birds confused the lakes for water. Smoke, ash & soot covered the Gulf. Livestock & the oily mist blackened the lungs of the animals. 6 Reactor Shutdown The reactor shutdown that took place on the 26th of April, 1986, is considered to be one of the worst in history. Many cases were subsequently connected to the massive spread of radioactive material. Wide areas of Belarus, Ukraine & the Russian Federation, inhabited by millions of people, were affected. It went as far as the British Isles. It’s estimated that at least 5% of the reactor core was released into the atmosphere & downwind as result of the blast. 5 Minamata Disease In the early 1950s the people inhabiting the small coastal city of Minamata in the south of Japan, began to notice animal behavior that was startling & out of the ordinary. Fish would inexplicably go belly up, birds crashed into the ground & cats would foam at the mouth & jump into the sea. It was not long that humans too began to exhibit unusual behavior that would later be referred to as the Minamata Disease. People would be stumbling about, slurring their words & encountering difficulties with the simplest day-to-day tasks. In 1958, the root of the strange behavior was finally discovered. As part of its manufacturing process, one of Minamata’s biggest employers, the Chisso Corporation chemical company had been dumping mercury into the sea. 4 Baia Mare Cyanide Spill The Baia Mare cyanide spill took place in Romania in the year 2000. A gold mining company called Aurul, a jointventure of the Romanian government & an Australian company called Esmeralda Exploration had been shipping its waste material to a dam near Bozinta Mare, Maramures County. The company had been extracting the remaining gold from the tailings through a process called gold cyanidation with the resulting waste then being taken to the dam. On the 30th of January, 2000, the dam burst sending 3,500,000 feet of cyanide-contaminated water into the Somes River & some of the surrounding farmland. 3 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil were spilled in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on the 24th of March, 1989. It happened because of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker. The oil ultimately covered 1,300 miles of coastline & 11,000 square miles of ocean. A number of factors were cited as having contributed to the tanker’s crash. These included an insufficient & fatigued crew, possible problems with the ship’s Raytheon Collision Avoidance System radar or the lack of advanced monitoring equipment. Public blame also fell on the ship’s captain, Joseph Hazelwood, who was not present at the controls at the time as he was still sleeping after reportedly having drunk heavily the previous night. 2 Union Carbide Gas Leak On the 2nd of December 1984, 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate & a number of other gases were released following an accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The low-lingering gases caused the eyes & throats to burn & induced nausea. Thousands of people were treated in the immediate aftermath for various ailments including blindness & liver & kidney failure. The Great Smog Also known as the ‘Big Smoke’, the Great Smog took place on the European continent. For five days in December 1952, the city of London was brought to a standstill by heavy fog combined with sulfurous fumes from power plants, coal fires & vehicle exhaust. The dense smoke blocked out the sun as it began to enshroud several of the city’s landmarks, such as Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral & others. At first, Londoners tried to ignore the foul air as best they could, but within an hour it could no longer be overlooked.
Views: 36512 They will Kill You
World's Biggest Oil Platform Rigs 2017
 
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Biggest Oil Platform Rigs in the World as of 2017 As oceans swell around them, some of the world's tallest manmade structures live in water, not on land. There's not a whole lot of variety when it comes to this manmade mammoths of the sea. Most of theses mega-builds draw oil from the depths, the only purpose as yet discovered that's lucrative enough to pay for their out-sized cost and complicated engineering. One more thing they have in common is that they all can wow with impressive size. We look at seven of the most intense and impressive offshore structures across the globe. [for text and creatives, http://loloha.com/biggest-oil-platform-rigs-in-the-world-as-of-2017/] Berkut While the Berkut oil platform toils in near anonymity in Russia's Far East, it does so with a heft unlike any other rig. At 200000 tons, the Bekut holds the record for the biggest in the world, above water. It can work under its own power down to minus-47 degrees Fahrenheit, withstand chunks of floating ice up to six feet thick and shake off waves up to 60 feet high. Stones While Berkut may prove the heftiest above the water, Stones, opened in September 2016 and operated by Shell, goes the deepest of any offshore structure, reaching a staggering 9,500 feet underwater. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the Stones above-water structure—significantly more boat-like than your average oil rig—was built in Singapore before making the cross-ocean trip to its current location. There, it ties to two wells, with plans to expand to six over time. Stones uses a flexible "steel lazy wave riser" to carry oil and gas to the top, with the bend in the piping absorbing the motion of the structure. Perdido Until Stones opened just months ago, Perdido—also located in the Gulf of Mexico and operated by Shell—was the deepest of all the offshore structures, dropping its roots a dizzying 8000 feet (one and a half miles) underwater. Built in Finland before making its trek to about 200 miles south of Galveston, Texas, the main structure—which sits mostly underwater—stretches about 875 feet, about the same height as the Eiffel Tower. Olympus, or Mars B Weighing 120000 tons—more than 300 Boeing 747 jets—the 2014 built Olympus Mars B development in the Gulf of Mexico sits in 3,100 feet of water. From the base of the hull to the top of the derrick, Olympus is 406 feet tall and has a combined deck area of 342000 square feet, taller and with more floor area than the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Troll A The 1,548 foot tall Troll A platform off the west coast of Norway includes 1,210 feet of structure below the water's surface. Along with impressive height, when the platform moved over land into the North Sea in 1996 in a seven-day process, it became the largest object to ever be moved by man across the earth. Petronius If you're looking for tall oil rigs, look no further than the Gulf of Mexico where you'll find the Chevron-operated Petronius. The platform's piled tower design gives the whole structure a height of 2001 feet, but with only 246 feet visible above water. The 43000 ton structure hovers above the seabed which lays 1754 feet below, and the underwater structure can sway in excess of two percent of its height. Hibernia The world's first iceberg-resistant gravity-based structure, the Hibernia platform includes a 41000 ton topside facility mounted on a 660000 ton gravity base structure, which literally sits on the seabed. The largest offshore platform in Canada, the Hibernia can withstand a six-million-ton iceberg, and has an iceberg management system that works to detect the movements of incoming ice and alter its path away from the structure. Baldplate Located off the coast of Louisiana, Baldplate was the first ever free-standing offshore compliant tower. Designed by Hudson Engineering in Houston, Texas, Baldplate stands in an impressive 1,650 feet of water. Its production peak was reached in 1999. Blue Whale One China’s homemade deep-sea drilling platform. China’s sixth-generation homemade deep-sea semi-submersible drilling platform has successfully completed its deep-sea trial, local media reported, marking a further improvement in China’s capability of manufacturing high-end deep-water drilling rigs. With a length of 104.5 meters, a width of 70.5 meters and a height of 105.8 meters, the platform is able to operate in water depths up to 1500 meters and drill as deep as 9144 meters. It is so far the world’s most advanced drilling platform.
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