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Bengalla Mining Company Corporate Video 2017
 
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Bengalla Mining Company operates an open cut mine located south west of Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia.
Open Cut Mines  South Australia
 
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Open cut mines located at Angaston in the Barossa Valley and Ardrossan, South Australia. Filmed using DJI Phantom 3 professional.
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Moonta Open Cut Mines by drone
 
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Disused open cut mines, Spencer Highway, Moonta, South Australia filmed July 2017.
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11 Most Massive Mines in the World
 
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From the worlds largest gold mine found on the top of a mountain to the largest diamond mine in the world here are the most massive mines in the world! Subscribe to American EYE! 5.. Asbestos Mine, Canada Also known as the Jeffrey Mine, it’s located in Asbestos, Quebec and it was in operation until 2012. It’s a whopping 2 kilometers wide and 370 meters deep! Check out this thing on google maps and you can tell how completely massive this thing is! It’s the by far the largest asbestos mine in the world. For a long period of time, people would use this mineral to put into their walls and keep their homes from catching on fire! But recently there’s been a link with asbestos and a disease called mesothelioma, which is a lung condition. This is a toxic substance that people should avoid, so obviously this large mine went out of business. The lake at the bottom might look like an inviting blue, but you can bet your bottom dollar, it’s highly toxic! The small town that grew with the thriving asbestos industry feels like they’ve kind of lost their identity once the mine was forced to close, but people do still live there. 4. Mcarthur River Uranium Mine In case you were wondering which mine produces the most uranium in the world, that would be of course the Mcarthur River uranium mine in Saskatchewan Canada. This huge deposit was found in 1988 and finally a mining operation took place in 1997, when it began producing what’s known as Yellowcake. It’s not the kind of yellow cake you’d eat with your grandparents. This stuff has a horrific odor and basically what it is, is concentrated uranium powder which can then be used for powering nuclear reactors. We imagine this powdery substance is quite difficult to get ahold of. There aren’t a ton of photos of this place but, it does produce about 13 percent of the global uranium production across the globe. 3. Diavik Diamond Mine In case you thought it was Africa who had all the massive diamond mines, think again! The Diavik Diamond mine, found in the the northwest territories of Canada is one of the largest producers of diamonds in the Northern hemisphere and this place is pretty crazy! They annually produce 7 million carats of diamonds each year and you better believe it’s not easy to get here. The Diavik mine is found north of the arctic circle and it’s definitely cold! This photo here shows the subarctic landscapes that surround the diamond mine. You thought getting to work in the morning was tough for you? Imagine trying to get to work here! Just recently in 2015, this diamond produced what was known as the Diavik Foxfire 187.7 which is one of the largest rough gem quality diamonds ever produced. 2. Siberian Diamond Mine Also known as the Mirny Mine, The USSR began searching for ways to make to make themselves a more economical stable and independent union. In 1955 the Soviets discovered large diamond deposits at this site in the far away lands of Siberia and many people got to work very quickly in order to help bring wealth to the union. After about 20 years of operations, they finally decided that At one point this mine produced 10 million carats of diamonds a year and reaches a max depth of 524 meters or around 1700 feet making it the 2nd largest excavated hole in the world. The mine is so deep, airspace is closed over the hole due to helicopter crashes caused from the downward flow of air. The construction of this in the frigid conditions of Siberia must have been grueling and downright cruel. Sources state that the machinery used at this mine had to be covered at night or it would freeze Are the diamonds worth freezing to death?! It’s unoperational today but Some claim that there’s still a bunch of diamonds in this mine and the whole thing could be worth about 12 Billion dollars. It’s possible that controlling this diamond is mine is crucial to controlling the price of diamonds across the world. Bingham Copper Mine The bingham copper mine located near Salt Lake City Utah is home to the biggest pit in the world and it’s been in operation since 1903. It’s about 2.5 miles wide and if it were a stadium, it would be able to fit an estimated 9.5 million people. It keeps getting bigger and bigger too! Diligent workers can move about 250,000 tons of rock each day and it’s even become a tourist attraction in recent years before a massive landslide took place. Some claim that this was the biggest non volcanic landslide to take place in North American modern history. This photo we see here shows you the aftermath of this massive landslide and Bingham Copper mine and it makes you wonder how safe some of the conditions at these mines truly are. The landslides were so massive, that they actually triggered a few small earthquakes! Experts estimated that 165 tons of earth slide down from the top of the mine all the way to the bottom.
Views: 266180 American Eye
Iron Mining 2017 Documentary HD - Iron Ore Mining
 
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This HD Documentary looks at the Technology behind Iron mining. How iron mined in Minnesota is made into steel; iron weapons revolutionize warfare; military metallurgists customize weapons and demonstrate their firepower; iron magnets.
The Gold Room at BHP's Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia
 
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The team at Olympic Dam have the golden touch when it comes to making gold bars. Don't try this at home.
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Blasting sequence at Goldcorp's Penasquito mine in Zacatecas, Mexico
 
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MineSight at Goldcorp’s Penasquito mine, Zacatecas, Mexico A blasting sequence at Goldcorp’s Penasquito silver-gold mine, where MineSight is integral to mine planning and scheduling. www.minesight.com
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Peak Hill NSW Open cut mine experience
 
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Quick vid of the old open cut mine at Peak Hill in NSW Australia.
Views: 816 AndrewG
A Day In The Life Of The Portia Gold Mine
 
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On 30 March 2015 Havilah commenced its first gold mining operation at the Portia gold mine and poured first gold during April 2016. Eight months later production passed the 20,000 ounce mark and Havilah had repaid all of its debt. A 120 metre southern cutback in progress will access additional gold mineralisation defined by drilling outside of the current open pit design and extend the mine life by at least another 12 months. The cash flow generated by the Portia gold mine will allow Havilah to continue with its exploration drilling programs on numerous promising minerals prospects within its highly prospective 13,000 km² tenement holding in the northeast of South Australia. For more information visit - http://www.havilah-resources.com.au
Views: 2183 HavilahResources
Mine Cristal, mining quartz crystals
 
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www.minecristal.ca Stay informed about our new videos: subscribe to our YouTube channel "Mine Cristal". This mine is located in Bonsecours, Quebec, Canada. Photos and video clips shown here date from 1989 - 2012. The open-pit mine produces splendid quartz crystals with exceptional clarity. The largest single crystals measure 60 cm (24 inches) in length. Since mining began in 1989, 32 types, or morphologies of quartz crystals have been catalogued. Geological research into the origins of these crystals has revealed that they formed at this location some 300 million years ago under extreme conditions of heat and pressure. We harvest crystals in the mine only as needed, to supply our store with a sufficient quantity of quartz crystals. Exceptionally (for a mine), we harvest all the crystals by hand and without the use of dynamite. It is a privilege for us to participate in the discovery and extraction of these true gems of nature. The extraction process is done in a manner which respects both the environment and the crystals: we endeavor to keep the crystals whole and in a pristine state. In the museum and the store, our crystals are presented in an untouched, natural state. Amazingly, each crystal is an intricate work of art made by Nature; no two are alike and this makes them even more fascinating! Mine Cristal is considered by experts to be a “geological gem,” one of Canada’s great natural sites, due to it’s unique and abundant mineralogical deposits.
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Resilience Mining's South Australian copper mine for sale
 
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We got up close and personal with Jonathon Trewartha, Director of Hills Equity at the 2016 International Mining and Resources Conference. In this video Jonathon explains how their seed company Resilience Mining Australia are looking for buyers for their copper mine in South Australia which was a couple of weeks away from production on 10 November 2016. He reveals what they have to offer to investors as well as how they are navigating through the current tough market conditions. IMARC returns to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre 30 October - 2 November 2017. For more information please visit http://imarcmelbourne.com/
Amazing Silver Mines in the World History Documentary
 
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Amazing Silver Mines in the World - History Documentary Silver mining is the source removal of silver by mining. Silver is discovered in native type quite seldom . The World's Biggest Gold-Mining Countries - Documentary Movies. Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. Ancient mining techniques go well back into our history – well back into ourprehistory, in fact. As we progressed through the Stone Age, with more and more . Contribute to the Project: The Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine, is an open-pit mining .
Backpacking Australia - Kalgoorlie Goldmine Super Pit in Western Australia
 
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The Super Pit, is Australia's largest open cut gold mine. The Super Pit is located off the Goldfields Highway on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The pit is oblong in shape and is approximately 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and 570 metres deep.
Views: 137 BeniRockzDownUnder
Andamooka opal mining 001
 
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A light hearted look at the trials and tribulations of chasing Opal in out back South Australia Estwing rock pick https://amzn.to/2JOns1C Small Electric jackhammer https://amzn.to/2JOfS7p
Views: 849 Paul Crowe
Iron Duke Mine South Australia
 
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Iron Duke Mine South Australia
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Open Cut Mining Rowville Victoria Australia
 
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this video footage fell off the back of a truck... i was shocked.. just a glance at open cut mining at such a large scale and so close to home.. Who and how do people get affected.. open cut mining is known to be very destructive in any form.
Views: 580 Amaresh Wardha
Underground Drilling and Blasting Training DVD - ACG
 
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The Australian Centre for Geomechanics has developed this safety training DVD for underground metalliferous mine workers. To purchase this product or find out more information, visit http://www.acg.uwa.edu.au/shop#trainprods Overview All underground mine workers will be exposed to drilling and blasting processes. The aim of this new DVD is to provide workers with the critical knowledge on drilling and blasting to aid appreciation of the importance of these mining processes and their related hazards. The DVD features an introduction to the rock breaking process in mining, followed by a section on how to handle, store and transport explosive products. The third part of the DVD covers development drilling and blasting practices; and the fourth part discusses production drilling and blasting. Target Audience Underground mine workers - the need to identify the potential hazards of working near or with explosives, and the protocols of re-entering a working area after blasting. Workers responsible for development and production drilling and blasting activities. This DVD will review drilling and blasting fundamental concepts that are critical to achieving optimal rock breaking outcomes. All industry stakeholders - those keen to learn more about drilling and blasting in underground mines. Project Sponsors: Barrick Gold of Australia; BHP Billiton Olympic Dam; Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific; Gold Fields Australasia; Newmont Asia Pacific; Orica Mining Services; Xstrata Zinc.
Descend Into Australia’s Underground Opal Mining Town
 
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Coober Pedy, located in South Australia, calls itself the “opal mining capital of the world.” It’s also a remote and extreme place to live; due to the extreme temperatures of the Australian desert, 70% of the population have chosen to live underground. Since 1915, miners have hunted for opal in the surrounding rocks, and despite the grueling industry, mining continues today. Watch the full video to meet Desrey, one of the few female miners in the town. Read more about Coober Pedy here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/coober-pedy CREDITS: Directed by: Ana González Executive Producers: Doug Baldinger Chris Naka Director of Photography Mobarak Shah Nazari Editor: Aranya Raj Singh Sound Design Thèo Serror Music “Red Desert 2” by David Khan At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. See where we’re exploring here: https://www.atlasobscura.com Subscribe for more videos like this: https://trib.al/GD9qhdX Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura Tweet us: https://www.twitter.com/atlasobscura Explore our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlasobscura
Views: 13203 Atlas Obscura
Wheal Hughes Copper Mine, Moonta, South Australia
 
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Wheal Hughes Copper Mine, Moonta, South Australia August 14, 2008 from http://ournews.mobi more clips from Terrell Neuage (http://neuage.org) at http://ournews.mobi/album.htm creator: Dr. Terrell Neuage
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How Do They Mine Diamonds?
 
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HOW DO THEY DO IT? Mondays 9:30p on Science In the world of diamond mining, everything starts with a bang. Thousands of tons of rock are blasted each day in order to reach diamonds that form 93 miles below ground. Watch full episodes of your favorite Science shows: http://www.sciencechannelgo.com We rarely consider many of the objects that make up the modern world--elevators, carpets, helicopters, breast implants, street lights, and more. Go behind the scenes to do the things, and make the things that form the modern world. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out the all new Seeker.com: http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 1183772 Science Channel
Opal miners who live underground and invent stuff
 
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In Coober Pedy amidst the wild northern desert of South Australia live a band of opal miners who not only share their passion for opals but share a home as well. But this is not your suburban dream home, this is a an underground dugout. Its close quarters and tempers can run high.
Views: 1808 Rebel Films
Burra Mine South Australia by Drone
 
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The Old Burra Mine, Burra South Australia, filmed with DJI Mavic Pro August 2017.
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Mine Racing with The Stig's Australian Cousin | Top Gear | Series 22 | BBC
 
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Jeremy, Richard and James have to race each other around the Frances Creek mine but will James use his secret weapon to try and win this one? From Top Gear, Series 22 Episode 2. Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Studios, who help fund new BBC programmes.
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OPEN CUT COAL
 
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Coal is always in the news - for no-one seems to have enough of it. In New South Wales, part of Australia's supply comes from open cut mines, which produce first-class quality. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c91c4b8b084041bc86688613447ec955 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 51 British Movietone
Open Pit
 
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Feature documentary Open Pit is a tour de force of investigative journalism and guerilla filmmaking that reveals the vicious face of "dirty gold" in Peru. A film by Gianni Converso. Produced by Daniel Santana and Gianni Converso. In the heart of Cajamarca, Newmont Mining Corporation operates the Yanacocha Gold Mine, one of the largest Open Pit mining operations in the world. Using the cyanide leach process, Newmont Mining has come to define "dirty gold" for a generation of Campecinos -- the indigenous people who have lived at the top of the Peruvian Andes since the Inca civilization.
Views: 41364 OpenPitDocumentary
Mining operations in Africa and Australia
 
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Expansion of mining operations in Africa and Australia.
Ancient Australian mining
 
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Support the channel https://www.paypal.me/philippdruzhinin Ancient Australian mining Uluru & Kata Tjuta and area close to it is famous for it's natural beautiful sites. But is it really natural ? It has a lot of signs that anciaent mining was done there. Ancient metal leaching mining technology was detected on the pictures I've observed and can show you today in this video. Atlantis mining corporations used metal leaching very often because it cheap and productive. More info on mining https://youtu.be/JAgwNbOdYZo
Views: 7233 Philipp Druzhinin
Moonta south australia
 
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Moonta is an old cornish town on the yorke peninsular south australia, It is also a mining town or used to be there is a train that goes through the old mine area and a cornish bakery still in the main street.
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High-Tech Mining: Australian company uses tech to cut costs
 
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Strata Blast at an Open Cut Mine
 
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Strata blast in an Australian coal mine. Note the det-cord and the noxious plume of nitrous gas given off.
Views: 9408 Lee Scott
7 Facts about Australia's largest state: Western Australia
 
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In this video you can find seven little known facts about Western Australia. Keep watching and subscribe, as more Australian states will follow! You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe US States & Territories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT2EjuHJUt4-YZ59SZNc8ch 206 Countries in One Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR54b-LlPPw6YcUFiBEEP6G Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ More information about the video content bellow: 1. If WA were to be a country in its own right, it would be in the world’s top 10 for size. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11% of the national total – of whom the vast majority (92%) live in the south-west corner, 73% of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated. 2. In 1933, Western Australians voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Commonwealth. While 68 percent of people voted for secession, the Commonwealth refused the request and WA remained part of Australia. 3. Perth (WA’s capital) is the most isolated city in the world, with its closest city being Adelaide and that’s over 2,200 km away. Perth is closer to Singapore and Jakarta than it is to Canberra. 4. Madness, mutiny and murder. It might sound like the plot of an implausible Hollywood blockbuster, but the story of the Batavia is frighteningly real. In 1629, the ship struck a reef 40 kilometres off the coast of WA – and that’s where the terrible tale began. 5. Perth’s very own Kings Park is the largest city park in the world. Yes, at 400ha (988 acres) it is larger than Central Park in New York . Here you can wander and take in spectacular views of the Swan River, overlooking Elizabeth Quay, the city skyline and Darling Ranges. There are bush trails, manicured gardens and Australia’s largest display of wildflowers throughout the Botanic Gardens. 6. The Pinnacles is two hours north of Perth in the Nambung National Park. There you will see the ancient desert sculptures, where the desert landscape is transformed with yellow limestone formations up to 5 metres tall rising out of the sand dunes. 7. Western Australia has its fair share of natural resources and a booming mining industry. Located in the remote Kimberley region is Argyle Diamond Mine, the largest diamond producer in the world (by volume) and the only known significant source of pink and red diamonds. The Kimberley coast is also home to Australia’s largest producer of pearls. Two of the world’s largest producers of gold are located in Western Australia. The largest open cut mine until 2016 is the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie gold mine. The oblong pit is 3.5km long and 1.5km wide but a massive 570 metres deep making it visible from space. No wonder Perth is home to the highest per capita of self made millionaires. More Info: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/australias-most-infamous-shipwreck.aspx http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/the-time-western-australia-tried-to-secede.aspx https://www.aholeinmyshoe.com/perth/ Music: Andreas - Departure https://facebook.com/andreasmusicno https://twitter.com/andreasmusicno https://soundcloud.com/andreas_music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIfpJV9BVtRxEDOlP8nM15w https://www.instagram.com/andreas_music_/ Images: https://natharianetravel.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/img_3678.jpg https://www.goodfreephotos.com/australia/western-australia/perth/skyline-of-perth-at-night-in-australia.jpg.php מאת Samuel Wiki - נוצר על ידי מעלה היצירה, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34463254 By Binarysequence - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29295926 https://pxhere.com/ro/photo/1376005 Intro Creator: Pushed to Insanity http://pushedtoinsanity.com/portfolio-item/free-2d-outro-template-11/
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Abandoned Copper mines by drone.
 
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A short drone flight over abandoned copper mines in the Northern territory of Australia. The surrounding country is amazing
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Drill & Blast - South Australia
 
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26th February 2014
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P&H Mining Equipment 4100 AC Mining Shovel Walkthrough
 
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AC-drive P&H 4100-class mining shovels are helping the global mining industry achieve increasingly efficient and reliable productivity. More info at: http://www.phmining.com/en/PHMining/Mining-Equipment/Electric-Shovels/4100C.htm
Views: 11949705 P&H Mining Equipment
Cutting Black Opal, Lightning Ridge, Australia Part 1
 
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http://lightningridgecollection.com/ Join John and Joe Belicka expert opal cutter as he transforms a rough knobby opal into a true gem quality Black Opal in Lightning Ridge, Australia.
Views: 142936 John Ford
Coober Pedy | National Geographic
 
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In Australia's outback, hardy prospectors search for a fortune in opals. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe 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. 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 Coober Pedy | National Geographic https://youtu.be/V2R8RXnWwg8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Stunning Opal Reveal || ViralHog
 
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Occurred on January 10, 2017 / Queensland, Australia "I am a female boulder opal miner in outback Queensland. In this video, I share one of the most amazing moments that I get to experience with my team; exposing an opal and being the first person on the planet to gaze upon its natural beauty. To find, extract and split a raw boulder opal is simply like no other experience. At our ethically sustainable mining site, we split boulder opal along the opal vein running though ironstone rock every day, if we're lucky. This boulder opal that we split open has gem grade black opal inside." Contact [email protected] to license this or any ViralHog video. Make money from your videos! Submit footage here: https://goo.gl/yejGkm Subscribe, Like, or Follow ViralHog: YouTube: https://goo.gl/A0gBKk Facebook: https://goo.gl/XQWqJt Instagram: https://goo.gl/NMq8dl Twitter: https://goo.gl/pF8Xop
Views: 165984 ViralHog
Mining Blasts
 
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A compilation of open pit mining blasts from 2005. This is from Platinum mines in South Africa.
Views: 23314 Martin Stander
Middlemount Coal Mine - Overview (1 of 4) HD | Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia
 
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Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (http://bit.ly/hitachi-au) is Australia's home for sales and support of Hitachi mining excavators and dump trucks. The Middlemount open cut coal mine in the Northern half of Queensland's Bowen Basin. Middlemount is a 50/50 joint venture between Yancoal and Peabody Energy with NRW contracted to mine the operation. Check out how NRW is increasing capacity by complementing their existing fleet with more Hitachi excavators and dump trucks. This video was created and is owned by Hitachi Ltd. View the case study here: (http://www.hitachi.com.au/products/casestudies/nrw-middlemount.html) Visit Hitachi's youtube page here: http://www.youtube.com/HitachiBrandChannel Find your nearest Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia branch here: http://www.hitachi-c-m.com/au/locator Visit our website: http://www.hitachi-c-m.com/au Jobs at Hitachi: http://www.hitachicareers.com.au Latest news: http://www.hcasolutions.com.au
Open cast mines: singarenni: part1
 
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one of the vergy good coal mines of south india in Singarenny
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Fitzroy River Basin open-cut coal mines
 
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This video shows aerial photographs of some of the open-cut coal mines in Queensland's Fitzroy River Basin. The Fitzroy River in Central Queensland is the water supply for the regional centre of Rockhampton and one of the major coastal estuaries which flows in to the Great Barrier Reef. There are over 30 coal mines within the Fitzroy River Basin which frequently discharge waste water into the system. Learn more at lockthegate.org.au
Risk vs. Reward: Cutting a 161 ct Rough Coober Pedy Opal Gemstone
 
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I take a beautiful "problem" opal and somehow manage to get some decent finished opal cabochons out of it. If you just want to see the results, skip to the end! Sorry for the "fast forward" segments! PRICES The rough opal cost in the mid four-figure range in 2014. The finished products (large and small stones) were sold for about 30% more than the rough opal cost. The "scraps" are mine to use as I see fit. CUTTING vs. NOT CUTTING: truly appreciate all of the comments, both positive and negative. I apologize for possibly misleading you guys about the quality of the rough stone.. At the beginning of the video I have photos of all six sides of the rough stone. Five sides of it either have major flaws or lots of sand and potch. Unfortunately, the "good side" is shown TWICE, so it may appear that the high-grade material extended all the way through to the opposite side. That was not the case: From the start of the video, the first 18 seconds are all of the "good side." The true opposite side can be seen at the 41-45 second mark. A number of comments mention that I "wasted a lot of good opal." First of all, I would like to mention that until you have actually held a large, expensive opal, you cannot appreciate the difficulty that you may encounter in cutting it. As many experienced opal cutters know, the yield (percentage of usable opal obtained from rough) for all precious opal ranges from 10 to 50 percent (on average). Some rough may yield as much as 70 percent or more; but because it is easy to detect "high-yield" opal, the seller will price it higher! The stone is the video is severely flawed, by any measure. My yield for this stone was 24.8% (40 carats of 161 carats). The majority of high-grade opal that was truly "wasted" was the opal that was "lost" in making oval, rather than free-form cabochons. For those who know the "loose stone" opal market, oval stones cost roughly 20-25% more than free-form cabochons. I wasted about 7-10 carats of high-grade opal (25% of the total yield; 6% of the 161 ct rough). [The two customers who ordered the pendants actually REQUESTED oval cabochons, and they paid the "oval cabochon" price]. Most of the material that was truly "wasted" was either sandstone matrix, or severely flawed or very potchy opal. Small pockets of high-grade opal that I cut through had to be sacrificed in order to find the main area of high grade material. An additional 10-20 carats of low-grade opal cabochons COULD have been made from this rough, but in my work, I have no demand for low-grade opal. (I personally like the lower grades, but my customers apparently do not!) I try to plan the cutting of an opal as well as possible, but sometimes, the cutting does not go as expected. Even high-yield opal (which this stone was not) usually have unexpected and disappointing flaws. After all of the great opal that I have cut, it is still find it unnerving to start cutting an expensive piece of opal. I should note that although the rough specimen looked nice on one side, it is by no means a "museum specimen." I personally collect opal that is TOO GOOD TO CUT and I DO NOT cut it. This one was NOT in that category. If you would like to see an example of a "TO GOOD TO CUT" stone, please see my video: https://youtu.be/vtWaYw5a5Lc Thanks for all of your comments and support!
Views: 555797 Pulitzer Opal
Coal Mining in Australia
 
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Coal Mining in Australia.
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Coober Pedy (1/6), opal mining in Australia
 
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arriving at outback opal town watch full story at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjomq-HKLd4&t=123s
Views: 17974 waltwide
GEOVIA Open Pit Mine Blasts
 
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Just want to see the open pit blasts from our mining customer stories? Well, here they are, from all around the world, in one quick video. Here comes the BOOM!
THIS IS WHAT MERTHYR TYDFIL FFOS-Y-FRAN OPENCAST COAL MINE LOOKS LIKE
 
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This is what the controversial opencast coal mine Ffos-y-fran at the Merthyr Tydfil coalfield in South Wales looks like from the road. Basically it's a huge black open scar on the landscape, it's noisy, dusty and reminiscent of slag heaps once seen further down the road in Aberfan before the disaster. Now a UN report will urge an independent investigation / health inquiry into the potential health impacts of the UK's largest opencast coalmine on local residents, a report will be handed to the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva later in 2017. More here..... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-39195066
Views: 3876 madmickshere
Mining Jobs TV Episode 2 - Mining Career Opportunities
 
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MINING JOBS TV Episode 2: Mining Career Opportunities Welcome to the second episode of Mining Jobs TV. My name is Matt and I will be talking about career opportunities that are available in the Australian mining industry. Mining Jobs TV is a FREE online TV channel presenting regular episodes where we will discuss mining jobs and tips that will help you to secure a job in the industry. We understand that many people these days are looking at getting ahead financially and seeking career changes - for that reason mining is a great opportunity for many people, regardless of your skills and experience. You could be forgiven for thinking that mining is a fairly specialised profession and that to get a job in a mine, you need to have worked in one before. That may sometimes be the case, but as you'll soon discover, not always. The reality is that across the board, there are probably just as many jobs that DON'T require experience as those that do. Obviously, there are some positions that require certain levels of experience or qualifications that you may not possess. For example, you can't go from being a builder's labourer to a Principal Mine Geologist overnight. And it's highly unlikely that you'll be expected to progress from working in an accountant's office one day, to setting the explosives in an open cut coal mine the next. Keep in mind that the demand for people, both skilled and unskilled is huge, and opportunities exist across all levels. It is in every respect a jobseekers' market. You just need to know what you're looking for, and more importantly, how to look for it. In the last year, mining and resources jobs in Australia grew by an impressive 13% - a figure unmatched by any other job sector. By location, jobs have grown by 5% in Western Australia, 21% in Queensland and a whopping 42% in New South Wales. Simple mathematics will tell you that there are just not enough qualified or experienced people to fill those numbers. If you want to work in resources, it pays to be resourceful. A great way to start is by looking for jobs in mining that relate somehow to what you're doing now -- anything from cleaning to hospitality or admin people have all got skills the mining companies are looking for. The Seek.com.au website will actually help you do it. You start by selecting 'Mining, Resources & Energy' in the Classification box and then you can drill down from there, looking at current jobs that appear for your perusal. You will see that there are many skills and qualifications that are very transferrable from other industries to mining. Mines need engineers, plumbers, electricians, builders, boilermakers, welders, mechanics, IT personnel, HR people, medical staff, logistics experts, heavy vehicle drivers to name just a few. Australian mining companies employees people across a broad range of areas from unskilled labourers to mining engineers. There are also opportunities in administrative, human resources and management positions together with numerous trade related opportunities such as Trades Assistant, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Welders, Electricians and Plumbers. But what if you don't have any skills or experience that relate to the mining industry? Fear not - there are still loads of entry level mining for you to choose from and you'll find many of them on the SEEK website. You'll soon discover that mines need a whole host of people like drillers' offsiders, administrative assistants, cooks and catering staff, cleaners and maintenance staff, childcare workers and general labourers. And many of these positions require no experience whatsoever. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, flexibility and a willingness to work. As you have probably heard, mining jobs are achievable yet very competitive. It is not unusual for HR Managers to receive 500 or 1000 plus resumes for an advertised vacancy ... so it's most important to ensure you have the resume professionally worded and designed to stand out from your competitors. We highly recommended Mining Resumes to prepare your resume as they are the industry leaders in resume preparation for clients seeking jobs in the mining and oil & gas industry. They can be contacted on 1300 RESUME or have a look at their website miningresumes.com with package details and samples browse that demonstrate their quality and experience. I enjoyed talking to you today about mining jobs and hope that you have found this episode helpful and I look forward to talking to you again in Episode 3 where I will provide an insight into unskilled and entry level mining jobs. If you aren't already signed up to receive the Mining Jobs episodes, fill out your name and email address in the box at the bottom right hand side of our website at miningjobs.tv or email us at [email protected] Thanks for watching and see you next time.
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