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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Abandoned Mine // Table Mountain // South Africa // VLOG_087
Discovering a MAZE of HIDDEN TUNNELS deep INSIDE Table Mountain...99% of people DON'T even know this exists! Oh, and we were NOT the only large creatures down there! PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO // LIKE MY PAGE // TAG A FRIEND WHO WOULD DO THIS :) If you are wondering about things to do in Cape Town or things to do in south africa then this is definitely it. But make sure you go with someone who knows what they are doing. These Table Mountain mine tunnels were super fun. The Vredehoek tin mine operation was short-lived, 1910-1912, employed a staff of 100 people at one stage and was listed on the Cape Town Stock Exchange – Sammy Marks was reputed to have been a shareholder. Tags: Table Mountain tunnels, table mountain, cape town, south africa, things to do in cape town, things to do in south africa, travel
“Visions of Gold” is a short color film on “Gold! The thread from which we weave our dreams! The key to stability!” Produced by South African film maker Emil Nofal in the mid-1960s, the film opens with rows of gold bars as the narrator Joe Stewardson explains how (in1 885) itinerant prospectors George Walker, along with George Harrison, stumbled on surface outcrops of gold-rich conglomerate on an old farm near the Witwatersrand basin —land that is now near the center of Johannesburg. (Both men quickly sold their claims for the equivalent of a few hundred dollars. Today, the gold fields in the region are worth billions.) From across the world, prospectors descended on South Africa in search of gold, as we see throngs of prospectors and opportunists starting at mark 02:45. Spurred on by visions of wealth, the fortune hunters eventually thought they had taken all the gold that was there, we are told. But at mark 06:10, Stewardson explains that more inventive prospectors at the turn of the 20th century found ways to dig deeper into the Earth in search of gold. The worldwide economic depression of the 1930s, we learn at mark 07:00, unraveled the fabric of prosperity. “The spinners of dreams all over the world now wore the dark cloth of despair.” Only the fantasy of gold remained, with South African workers eventually mining more than two miles into the ground in search of gold, as the camera plummets down a mine shaft. By mark 09:20, we see men maneuvering through tunnels and drilling into the Earth in search of deposits, and later watch as men turn the fruits of those labors into glistening gold bars. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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The South African Shack Dwellers Trying to Find a Voice (2008)
A Place in the City (2008): Inside the struggle of South Africa's post-apartheid shack dwellers For downloads and more information visit: http://journeyman.tv/59335/short-films/a-place-in-the-city.html More than a decade after apartheid ended millions of South Africans still live in basic home-made shacks. We hear from the inhabitants as they eloquently argue their case for real citizenship rights. The shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, began in 2005. Their slogan is 'Talk to us, not about us.' 'It's not that people like to live in shacks. No one will ever want to live in these conditions but they need to be close to their work' explains S'bu Zikode, Abahlali's elected leader. However, the group has not been welcomed by the ANC. They've been met with aggression rather than with negotiations. Police shot Mariet Kikine with six rubber bullets at a peaceful demonstration. 'I'm not stopping to fight the government for my rights. Now they've made me brave.' In the build-up to the 2010 soccer World Cup, Durban shack dwellers fear they will be bulldozed out of the city, or arrested. 'This new legislation makes it a crime to build shacks or resist demolition and eviction.' But the shack dwellers are determined not to give up. Morgan - Ref. 4279 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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The World's Largest Abandoned City - Ordos
Ordos The World’s Largest Abandoned City The development of the city of Ordos is a unique tale. Ordos is a city designed from scratch and built within 10 years. This city came to fruition after private mining companies were given the rights to dig into deposits in the late 90’s and 2000’s. This generated a lot of tax revenue making Ordos the 2nd highest income per capita city in China. Ordos is a city located in Inner Mongolia that has been constantly been burdened with water shortage issues. Instead of trying to revamp the current infrastructure the Chinese government decided to rebuild the city from scratch which is called “New Ordos” just 16 miles or 25 km kilometers away from the existing city now called “Old Ordos”. The people of Old Ordos refer to New Ordos as the Kangbashi district of Ordos, these new and old labels are basically not supported by anyone locally. Two villages built around the Wulan Mulan River were demolished and construction started in 2005. 161 billion dollars in infrastructure was invested to build the Kangbashi District over the first 5 years. Regardless if anyone lives in this new city, this is a major plus to the government of China as it increases China’s GDP. The government gave kickbacks to developers who helped boost GDP so building anything anywhere is promoted. The old city of Ordos or Dongsheng is home to over ½ a million people, it was expected that many of them would move to the new city as it became completed. As explained by many locals, a working couple only makes $800 a month combined of which ⅓ is taken for rent. The new apartments in New Ordos sell for 70 - 100 thousand dollars making it virtually impossible for locals to live there. Sales were slow at first but eventually investors snapped up many of the units in the new city. This has left New Ordos with a ton of infrastructure and no residents. The city was originally designed to hold 1 million people but was scaled down during construction to 500,000 then to 300,000 after coal prices crashed. The city features a 5 story shopping mall, impressive monuments and statues, art and city museum, the Ordos Dongsheng Stadium that seats 35,000 people, opera house, a brand new airport and a modern designed mosque. The city streets are lined with skyscraper after skyscraper that are almost completely empty. A toy store is one of the only stores in the massive 5 story mall, the man who runs the store says he sells something every few days and if the government doesn’t step in soon to fix it, he may have to move back to Dongsheng. It is estimated only 2 % of the buildings were ever filled the rest remain abandoned. Outside the mall an elaborate water show is put on every night with only a few people found to be watching it. A water show this size in a normal city would draw thousands of viewers daily. The city has everything it needs to be a great thriving new city like extra wide roads with bike lanes like what is found in Taipei, modern amenities and infrastructure but simply no people. The initial wave of 30,000 people that moved to New Ordos all lived in a 4 to 5 block radius just north of central park. A few years later that grew to 60,000 and now 12 years after the start of construction there are around 150,000 residents in a city that was originally designed for 1 million. The city has been doing many things to attract people to live there like moving the best schools from Dongsheng to Kangbashi. While some areas of Kangbashi aren’t a ghost town at all today, many still are. One abandoned project is the Ordos 100 Project, which is a project that was to have 100 different extreme luxury villas designed. Instead of the government doing it themselves they invited 100 different architects from around the world to each design a luxury villas to be placed on the map. Land sections were given out with the utmost creative freedom except the design was not to look like traditional Mongolian designs such as Yurts. Each architect designed their villa and construction started. Within the Ordos 100 Project site multiple half finished villas can be found. While many lay half finished some have progress going forward. Music: Melopsych-Between Mechanics n Soul Check out some of our other videos: Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdgPyZF45g&feature=youtu.be For copyright matters please contact: [email protected] Intro music thanks to Machinmasound: Rallying the Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPk4RD19Nw Titan Top List is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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South African Gold Mines Leave a Hellish Legacy (2001)
Gold Dust (2001) - A look at the effects of South African mining dumps on the people from the nearby villages and towns, and what is being done to help them. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures Closed gold mines leave behind a lot of waste. When the wind blows, fine dust coats the land, polluting waterways and being breathed in by people. The effects are severe: heavy metal poisoning and respiratory diseases abound. Yet the issue of mine ownership, and who is responsible for cleaning up the mess, remains complex. For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/1321 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures SABC Special Assignment – Ref. 1321
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The Secret World Of Gold | Gold Mining - Geographic History
The Secret World Of Gold | Gold Mining - Geographic History. It is impossible to know the exact date that humans first began to mine gold, but some of the oldest known gold artifacts were found in the Varna Necropolis in Bulgaria. The graves of the necropolis were built between 4700 and 4200 BC, indicating that gold mining could be at least 7000 years old. A group of German and Georgian archaeologists claims the Sakdrisi site in southern Georgia, dating to the 3rd or 4th millennium BC, may be the world's oldest known gold mine. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_mining
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Kathu, Northern Cape
Kathu is a town in South Africa and the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape province. Its name means "town under the trees", after the Camel Thorn forest it is situated in. The phrase "the town under the trees" was coined by an engineer working in the town in the early 1990 as part of a tourism marketing drive, together with the accompanying graphic. It was intended to be a marketing slogan. The meaning of the word "Kathu" has anecdotally been attributed to a porridge brewed by the local population from the powder found in the pods of the Camel Thorn trees. Kathu was founded in the late 60's early 70's. Kathu is perfectly in between Upington and Vryburg with about a 2-hour drive to each. Kimberley is a 3-hour drive away. Camel thorn tree forest The Camel Thorn tree Acacia Erioloba forest is one of only two in the world with the other being between Mariental and Rehoboth in Namibia. Its uniqueness was recognized in the early 1920s when it was declared a State Forest. In 1995, it was registered as a Natural Heritage Site. The Kathu forest is approximately 4000 hectares in size and these Camel thorns trees provide support for large Sociable Weaver’s nests and are used by many other bird and animal species. In fact, surveys have shown a moderate to high diversity in animal and plant species, including several Red Data, endemic and protected species in and around the forest. Bigger trees in the forest are reckoned to be older than 300 years. Mining The town and the accompanying industrial area of Sishen came into being because of iron ore mining activity in the Kalahari — it has one of the five largest open-cast iron ore mining operations in the world.[citation needed] The primary drilling and 'load and haul' mining equipment used by the mine include giant ore trucks that bear about 260 ton of ore with each load. Mining shovels used to load these trucks can weigh more than 800 tons, and drilling equipment includes drills that can drill up to 400 mm holes for blasting purposes. Some of the world's longest ore trains travel through harsh territory on the Sishen-Saldanha railway to offload their cargo at Saldanha Bay. Kumba Iron Ore is the principal mine operator in Kathu. For More information see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathu
South Africa - A Town in Transition | Global 3000
South Africa's economic growth is powered by fossil fuels. Electricity is produced mainly by environmentally unfriendly, coal-fired power plants. But some people are trying to change that. In the hamlet of Greyton, about 150 kilometers northeast of Cape Town, 100 activists have joined forces to make their town more sustainable and energy-independent, by turning it into a Transition Town. They want to revamp the entire local infrastructure, increase the use of solar power, and promote the use of regional products. They're also trying to educate local young people about the importance of protecting the environment. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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SOWETO - South Western Townships tour South Africa
Best Soweto tour! The establishment of Soweto is, like Johannesburg, linked directly to the discovery of Gold in 1885. Thousands of people from around the world and South Africa flocked to the new town to seek their fortunes or to offer their labour. Within 4 years Johannesburg was the second largest city. More than half the population was black, most living in multi racial shanty towns near the gold mines in the centre of the town. As the gold mining industry developed, so did the need for labour increase. Migrant labour was started and most of these workers lived in mine compounds. However other workers had to find their own accommodation often in appalling conditions. The first residents of what is now known as Soweto were located into the area called Klipspriut in 1905 following their relocation from “Coolietown” in the centre of Johannesburg as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague. The Johannesburg City Council took the opportunity to establish racially segregated residential areas. Some residents were to be relocated to Alexandra township (near the present day Sandton). This group comprised black, Indian and coloured families and they received freehold title to their land (this was subsequently reversed by the Apartheid Government). Only black families were located into Klipspruit and the housing was on a rental basis. Klipspruit was subsequently renamed Pimville. During the 1930’s the demand for housing for the large numbers of black people who had moved into Johannesburg grew to such an extent that new housing was built in an area known as Orlando, named after the first administrator Edwin Orlando Leaky. In the 1940’s James Mpanza led the first land invasion and some 20000 squatters occupied land near Orlando. James Mpanza is known as the “Father of Soweto”. A view of Soweto from the top of the Oppenheimer towerIn 1959 the residents of Sophiatown were forcibly removed to Soweto and occupied the area known as Meadowlands. Sir Earnest Oppenheimer, the first chairman of the Anglo American Corporation, was appalled by the housing shortage and was instrumental in arranging a loan for the construction of additional housing and this is commemorated by the Oppenheimer Tower in Jabulani.
Exploring a South African Ghost Town
Where Shadows are not bound to their masters and the Winds carry conversation...
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Ghost Towns in Africa -  Abandoned Village, Town or City
Thanks for watching..... 1) Chinguetti , Mauritania 2) Dallol,Ethiopia, Mining town 3) Elizabeth Bay, Namibia 4) Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast 5) Kolmanskop, Namibia 6) lukangol, South Sudan 7) Paoua, Central African Republic 8) Pomona, Namibia Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_by_country I, Kaushik Biswas, hereby declare that all information regarding this video I collect from www.wikipedia.org and all Images use to make this video is from Google Search www.google.com . I use Google Advanced Search to collect those images, usage rights : "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" section. Background Sound of this video I collect from Youtube Audio Library which are free to use. Thank you.
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I traveled to a large farm north of Naboomspruit, South Africa. On this farm there had been a large mining operation but had been abandoned in the early 1980s. The video shows what remains of this old mine outpost. Subscribe ► https://goo.gl/wJy5PI
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Experience the picturesque beauty of nature in and around Sabie - a small country town nestled in the majestic Drakensberg escarpment mountains of the Mpumalanga province, South Africa.Sabie is less than four hours drive from Gauteng and the OR Tambo International Airport, a relaxing hour's drive to and from the Kruger National Park, and within minutes from a number of spectacular waterfalls in pristine mountain streams.Within a 10km radius of Sabie are a selection of truly beautiful natural waterfalls, some of which include delightful walks through the forests. There are many picturesque routes to neighbouring towns such as White River, Hazyview and Graskop.Sabie is located on the Panorama Route which is one of the scenic highlights of any tour through South Africa. Stretching along the escarpment it includes some magnificent tourist attractions such as Blyde River Canyon, with its famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Three Rondavels, and the nearby historic 1800’s gold mining town – Pilgrims Rest.The summer climate in Sabie is delightful – warm days and cooler nights (temperatures between about 14 and 30) whilst winters are even better, with early morning mists curling through the mountains, followed by warm dry days and crisp cold nights when the stars seem close enough to touch. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Free-Bird-2737854033106763
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South Africa's iron ore crisis | Global 3000
The demand for raw materials has turned many ordinary towns into industrial centers. The town of Kathu in South Africa is one example. But iron ore prices have dropped drastically in recent years. Now residents of Kathu fear for their jobs. For more, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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Gold Mining In Johannesburg (1969)
Johannesburg, South Africa. Various shots of a mine pit in South Africa. Various shots of the people working inside the mine, most black South Africans. They are seen drilling, pulling wagons, filling wagons etc. Various shots of the wagons travelling along corridors inside the mine, lift coming down, miners in lift going down, etc. Various shots of the powerful turbine like machines at work. Long shot of neatly lined up miners cabins from the hill. FILM ID:3333.08 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Racial Harmony in an Iowa Coal Mining Town in the Early 1900s
African-Americans and white residents lived side by side in the small mining town of Buxton, Iowa in the early 1900s. This segment from the "Searching for Buxton" documentary features accounts from former Buxton residents. Find additional video, background information and classroom resources at: http://site.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath/great-buxton Searching for Buxton was produced for Iowa Public Television by the Communication Research Institute of William Penn University.
Gold Mining Documentary World's Deepest Gold Mine World Documentary
Best Documentary 2016 The World's Largest and Deepest Gold Mine In Human History Ever Made On Earth Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's North . The World's Biggest Gold-Mining Countries - Documentary Movies. Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. Subscribe to VICE News here: In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years . South Africa's TauTona mine, real life alchemy, and Halicephalobus Mephisto. Footage from the 2012 documentary, Down to the Earth's Core. We have .
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1900 Gold and Diamond Mines of South Africa 220844-11 | Footage Farm
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: [email protected] 1900 Johannesburg street scene w/ double-decker buses, pedestrians and shops. The Joch mine: pan along buildings of gold mine. Weights up cables pulling cars. The Tube Mill, which pulverizes ore w/ cylinders turning. Black men shoveling pulverized ore. Cyanide tanks with waste rock being conveyed in small cars by men on cable railroad. White miners coming out of mine. Street scene in Kimberly with people hanging out, men and women and parked cars. Diamond mine offices with ornate front, horse-drawn carriage passes by. Premier Mine where Cullinan diamond was found, with large open pit. "Blue earth' (containing diamonds) brought to surface by ore cars and left to weather for a year. Blue earth dissolved into "diamond mud": LS ore cars across bridge. "Pulsator", large turning drums, where diamond mud is separated. White man showing day's output. Miner's compound where natives are kept: men shooting crap, cooking bread outdoors. Men washing clothes. 1900s;
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Take A Ride Into A Mine (CBS News)
Web Exclusive: Bob Simon is reporting this Sunday on the coal industry and some of the hazards miners face. As part of the report, "60 Minutes" went deep into a mine. Come along for the ride! (CBSNews.com)
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10 Mysterious Abandoned Places Around The World
From strange ghost towns to creepy underground locations. These are 10 Mysterious Abandoned Places Around The World ! HEY YOU ! There are more awesome videos being made every week, like and subscribe to World Unearthed so you don't miss a beat ! 10. 9. 8. Great Zimbabwe Ruins | Zimbabwe Founded sometime in the 11th century, the ruins known as “great zimbabwe” are the only thing left in the area, from a time long gone. When it was discovered in the 15th century, the city was already in ruins, so its not exactly known why it was abandoned, and where the estimated population of 18,000 people went. It is believed that the ruins we are looking at are the remains of the royal palace, and interestingly enough, the nation of Zimbabwe is named after this city. One translation for the word Zimbabwe is “large house of stone”, and by the looks of it, this is indeed the GREAT zimbabwe. There are many other ruins in the area just called zimbabwe. The main structure is also the oldest and largest one located in Southern Africa, with walls as high as 36ft (11m) that extend some 820ft(250m). There is evidence to suggest that more than 20 million ounces of gold were extracted from the area, and some of it made it all the way to China. 7.Pidhirtsi Castle | Ukraine 6.Chand Baori | India Ahhh. Chand Baori, this mysterious ancient well has 3500 steps, that go 100 feet down. You merely adopted the dark… I was born in it. Or whatever. As you might have guessed, this place became famous when it was featured in the Dark Knight Rises movie, but trust me on this, it was here long before the movie. It is believed the stepwell was built sometime around 800 to 900 AD, and it was a great place for people to get some water and escape the heat. The air is about 5-10 degrees cooler at the bottom of the well, and all the fancy stuff on the side was reserved for the royals. So what happened? Time, happened. Over the years most of the stepwells in India fell into disuse, some were turned into landfills, others were destroyed. The British Raj also outlawed these wells because they were seen as unsanitary. Even though some locals still visit this well, it is safe to say that it does not serve its original purpose anymore, but its architectural beauty remains intact. 5. 4. 3. Kolmanskop | Namibia Ghost Town - Check, Desolate - Check, Strange - Check, Eerily Beautiful - Double check. These are the remains of the German mining town located in the namibian desert, some 5 miles from the coast. Kolmanskop was once home to people who decided that diamond mining in Africa at the turn of the 20th century was the best choice for them. In 1928, the richest diamond bearing deposits were found 150 miles south of the village, and everyone, left. Seriously, they just packed their bags and left. I won’t bore you with details since this place is pretty famous, but no matter what, it has to feel weird walking around houses that are covered by 3 to 5 feet of sand. 2.Chiatura | Georgia Located right in the heart of Georgia, Chiatura was once a commercially exploitable town that thrived off of the local mining industry. In the 50’s, it was decided that walking from the city to the mines took way too much time, and decreased production. So the government installed many of these cable car systems. Many of them lead to nowhere, well not exactly nowhere, rather, derelict buildings that no longer operate. Believe it or not, some of these trams are still operational, and are being used by residents of the city to this day. I would not be so eager to jump into one of these “” as the locals call them. Not too far from the city of Chiatura, you can find yourself in the Georgian backcountry, staring at the Katskhi pillar. On top you can see a long forgotten church, with a few hermit cells. Hermits are religious people who choose to live in solitude. The structures were built some time in the 9th century, and because of their great defensive location, they have survived to this day. Yay ! 1.Viaduct Petrobras | Brazil In the jungles surrounding Sao Paulo, you can stumble across an unfinished viaduct. The government had plans of joining these roads, and a lot of the work for the mountain pass began before plans were complete. Which is a great way to waste funds and materials, because by the time this massive stretch of the road was complete, the planning committee decided to build the roads along the coastline. Right now, there is a way for you to get somewhat close to this stretch of road, just be careful.
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Exploring an old mining town, camp and mine
Frank, Chuck and I recently found and explored a new area in remote Nevada where we came upon the remnants of an old mining boom town that several ruins of stone buildings, wells, and even some wooden structures remained. We also discovered many prospects and adits. When we reached the mining camp, there was an intact Dormitory/office as well as what appeared to be remnants of a blacksmith shop. The Mine itself was extensive, with several levels and an inclined winze within the mine.
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കല്ല്യാണം അല്‍പ്പം നീട്ടി വെക്കാനാകുമോ..? സ്വര്‍ണ്ണ വില കുത്തനെ കുറയും. 5000ത്തില്‍ താഴെയാകും Gold
More Videos Click : https://goo.gl/ifnK8V An ordinary event at first glance. Natives had been mining gold for centuries with varying degrees of success, with small mining towns popping up and closing down as and when gold was found and exhausted. The gold sighted at Pilgrims Rest, however, was different. It ran for miles underground and was considered an endless treasure, a discovery which would change the face of Transvaal and jumpstart what was known as the Gold Rush. Within a decade, South Africa’s first incorporated gold mining company was formed. Traansvaal Gold Mining Estate (TGME) came into being in 1895 and to this day continues to hold mining claims to the gold field at Pilgrims Rest. “TGME has been owned by a number of public and private companies,” explains Bill Guy, Chairman of Theta Gold Mines, formerly known as Stonewall Resources. “These included Rand Mines, who acquired TGME in 1968, operating it until 1998 when it was sold to Simmer and Jack, a private company which held TGME until 2010, when it was sold to Stonewall. Stonewall listed in 2012 to focus on the underground mining potential.” Now listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Theta Gold Mines is progressing the open pit resources of the goldfield which contains 43 historical mines across a prospective area of 62,000 hectares. The development involves refurbishing the processing plant which has not produced commercial volumes since 2015. “While our corporate head office is in Sydney, Australia, in South Africa we have two teams that are active all year round,” continues Guy. “The environmental and legal teams actively manage and progress the permits of the 620-square-kilometre mining tenure, ensuring compliance with South African legislation and mining regulations. “At the mine site itself and the TGME plant, approximately 22 staff and contractors maintain the offices, machinery sheds, work areas and large infrastructure storage facility at Sabie, a few kilometres south of Pilgrims Rest.” Exploration and expansion In bringing TGME back to life, Theta Gold Mines is busy developing a number of exploration and expansion projects. “This year the Company has developed a strong exploration culture,” says Guy. “This has allowed for the expansion of the 2012 JORC gold resource as we are aggressively updating geological data base and drilling holes. “The historical mine plans and drill data have been put into GIS packages and digitised into 3D. The reef is projected to the surface and is targeted for exploration. This large historical gold field has experienced very little modern exploration, but we have made over two million ounces of gold discovery this year.” The most significant project underway is at the Theta Hill mine. The development is immediately adjacent to the Company’s carbon in leach plant at Pilgrims Rest and has been the focus of recent drilling activity. “Theta Hill Mine expects to release its first feasibility study in the first quarter of 2019,” Guy continues. “As the Company begins its steady conversion of this large 5.75-million-ounce gold resource and resource gold ounces are pushed up the value chain from inferred to indicated to probable, confidence will grow.” The feasibility study will prove vital, providing timelines and costing for production at the site. The Company also plans to make Theta Hill something of a flagship regarding its minimal environmental impact. Using a technique called contour haul-back, often used by the coal industry for mining shallow thin seams, Theta Gold Mines will be able to reduce earth works and leave the natural contours of the hill intact. This, creation of local jobs and the restoration of a 130-year legacy will all help build a strong case to support the rehabilitation of mining in the local area. Mining magnates Theta Gold Mines boasts a leadership team with formidable industry experience. Here is some background on Bill Guy and Managing Director Rob Thomson: Bill Guy Bill Guy is a professional mining executive and geologist with over 25 years’ experience in exploration and resource development in Asia, Australia and Europe, most recently as the Managing Director of Longford Resources. In previous executive and geology roles he has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry inclusive of capital raisings, project acquisition, development, and discovery with Jupiter Mines. Rob Thomson Rob Thomson commenced his mining engineering career in underground gold mining in Southern Africa. In multiple roles as executive director, CEO and hands-on site project director and general manager, he has progressed eight exploration projects through late stage exploration, studies, permitting, financing, construction and mining operations. Setting a new standard Indeed, this sustainable approach is a key differentiator for Guy. LIVE UPDATES PLEASE LIKE OUR FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/videostrawberry
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Presented by Caltex, this 1959 profile of South Africa presents an outline of South African history is followed by descriptions of the Union as it existed in that decade: the Boers and agriculture; measures to advance the Bantu; the Cape Malayas and Indians; mining and industrial developments. New towns. The film completely ignores apartheid. At mark 1:20 is how South Africa came to existence. In 1652, small group of Dutch colonies established the first European settlement at the southern tip of the land. Renamed by the Portuguese from Cape of Storm to Cape of Good Hope. At mark 1:45 is the vast, wild and unexplored world. There is a hippo, elephant, and different animal varieties. At mark 2:02, is mass migration to the South Africa. At mark 2:30, the soil is tilled. At mark 2:52, the map of South Africa is seen. At this mark, all the states united and become South Africa. At mark 3:15, the flags are seen. At mark 3:40, a farmer from the Orange Free State talks about farming in the country. At mark 4:05, is his maize plantation. Maize is used for powder, and gun powder. At mark 4:44, sheep are seen. More wools are harvested form them. At mark 5:15 is indigenous cattle. Today, they have become a chief source of beef and leather. At mark 5:40, a lady is seen harvesting grapes. At mark 6:06 is the wine making company. At mark 6:25, dancers are dancing. Fruits of many varieties are produced and exported as seen at mark 7:08. Apart from the city’s fruits, thousands of citrus are exported each year. At mark 7:25 is seen a plantation for orange. At mark 7:33, train transport these fruits. Banana, pawpaw, sugar cane and lots are also produced at mark 7:50. Now lets see timber at mark 8:08. Timber is also produced in the country as seen at mark 8:15, supplying almost 2/3 of the country’s need. At mark 8:30, lumbers are seen. At mark 9:10, it is seen how the land has been wasting away, and losing its fertility but today there is proper care of the soil. At mark 9:40 is a Bantu doctor, Dr. Joseph Massuka. He talks on modern surgery and old medicines. At mark 10:30, the ancient life is seen. A warrior is seen making a spear for ceremonial use. At mark 10:50 is the Bantu village. At mark 11:36 are children of the city. At mark 11:44, they are singing. At mark 12:03, the bantu kids are at school and are taught on ways of their culture. Every year there’s more bantu student taking a higher education and getting new professions at mark 12:27 like teaching and doctors. At mark 13:00, the bantu are dancing in their culture. At mark 13:50 is a man who runs a small printing business. He talks about his other people and how they’ve been brought up to work in various profession line. Fishing is seen at mark 14:45. Frozen foods are also exported. At mark 15:33, the member of the queen’s carnival is seen. At mark 16:00, Joseph Talip talks on the ancient religious faith. At mark 16:28, a man is seen making cap. Craftsmen are seen at mark 16:45. Dancers are also seen at mark 17:10. At mark 17:40, the Indian population mostly concentrated in the town is seen. An Indian shop is seen at mark 17:48. At mark 18:10 are places for religions of any type. At mark 18:20 are old India customs. At mark 19:00, is a man in his fourth year at a university of economics. He talks on standard of living of the country. New plants, new roads, trains, dams, water system and how all this existed as raw material for eachother. At mark 20:05, workers and production line are developing. At mark 20:42, manufacturers are conducting tests on their products. At mark 21:05, industrial future of South Africa is talked on. At mark 21:35 is a mining house in Johannesburg. Peter Weisberg a geologist here talks on gold mining in Johannesburg. At mark 22:08, the mining site is seen. He talked on difficulties, as seen at mark 22:33. The miners are mining at mark 22:50. At mark 23:08, gold bars are been transported from the site. At mark 23:15, is Uranium mining. At mark 23:28, is coal, iron and manganese mining. At mark 23:48, the ore where these resources are processed is seen. At mark 23:55, steel is been processed. Copper is also mined for power lines at mark 24:22. Also comes Crimore in which million is mined. Titanium at mark 24:48 is also mined. At mark 24:55 is a site for mining diamond from the desert site. At mark 25:36, these precious stones are sorted. A diamond mine at Kimberly is seen at mark 25:55. At mark 26:45, a beach is seen where people are enjoying their leisure. At mark 27:18, the wildlife is seen. Modern life in South Africa strips in to align with older culture. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Appalachian Coal Mining Towns
Remnants of days gone by - Coal camps in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Photos courtesy of www.coalcampusa.com
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Digging for Hope: Inside an Ohio coal mine
Matt Beaver and other miners describe their difficult working conditions and how they hope President Donald Trump can save their struggling industry. They work at the Vail Mine, owned by the Redbud Mining Company, in Freeport, Ohio.
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Interesting Underground Gold Mine Stuffed With Quartz
This gold mine is one of those abandoned mines that didn’t look like much at first, but ended up being really interesting… Aside from the complexity of the underground workings we explored, we just kept finding stuff. Well, more accurately, I should say that my exploring buddy kept finding stuff. While I was inside the first adit looking around, Mr. McBride, discovered the lower adit and the buildings above the mine workings. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about the history of this mine. As with many things, California is behind other states in digitizing the records in their archives. By contrast, Nevada is fantastic in this respect. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the University of Nevada in Reno have done a really impressive job of digitizing and organizing their records online. So, for example, if you have the name of a mine, you can look through their database and find extensive records and maps for the mine you’re curious about. Obviously, not every historic mine is included in their database, but most are. Even without knowing the history though, it is apparent that this mine is an older mine that was worked off and on for quite a while. It also doesn’t seem to be a big stretch to assume that a respectable amount of gold was extracted. I’m basing that on the size of the workings and how the miners burrowed off in all directions from that quartz core where the pit was. They even went down and ran another adit in... Actually, as I was typing that, I realized that it may have been the other way around. If you’ll recall, the track in the lower adit was the “budget rail” where the miners nailed the metal strips onto boards to run the ore carts over. Since the track in the first adit I entered was solid metal rail, it would suggest the possibility that the miners may have done well enough in the lower adit to afford to splash out on expensive rail when driving a second adit above. In other words, the lower adit may have been the first adit. The mine buildings just above the underground workings were interesting to us given their age. The main building looked just large enough to accommodate a crew of approximately the size of the number of names on the board where the miners would badge in and badge out. It’s possible a mining crew could have worked this operation in the winter, but given its remote location, fairly poor dirt roads and heavy snowfall in the winter, it seems more likely this was a summer mining operation. Was that a grave at the end? What do you guys think that was? ***** 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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Ecuadorian gold-mining town Zaruma threatens to cave in | DW English
Tourists flock to the idyllic town of Zaruma in southern Ecuador, which prospered for centuries from gold mining. But now that the mines have closed, the town is in danger of collapsing into the mining tunnels and shafts that were dug underneath it. For more news visit: http://www.dw.com/english
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Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ "Lots of diagrammatic animation. Anthracite coal mining. Underground mining shots." Silent. Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Anthracite... is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%... Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the lion's share of production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Terminology Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal (not to be confused with the German Steinkohle or Dutch steenkool which are broader terms meaning all varieties of coal of a stonelike hardness and appearance, like bituminous coal and often anthracite as well, as opposed to lignite, which is softer), blind coal (in Scotland), Kilkenny coal (in Ireland), crow coal (or craw coal from its shiny black appearance), and black diamond. "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular and trademarked brand... Anthracite is similar in appearance to the mineraloid jet and is sometimes used as a jet imitation. Anthracite differs from ordinary bituminous coal by its greater hardness, its higher relative density of 1.3--1.4, and lustre, which is often semi-metallic with a mildly brown reflection. It contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter... The moisture content of fresh-mined anthracite generally is less than 15 percent. The heat content of anthracite ranges from 22 to 28 million Btu per short ton (26 to 33 MJ/kg) on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis... Anthracite may be considered to be a transition stage between ordinary bituminous and graphite, produced by the more or less complete elimination of the volatile constituents of the former... History of mining and use In southwest Wales, anthracite has been burned as a domestic fuel since at least medieval times. It was mined near Saundersfoot. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region... By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River... In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917. From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States... Many large public buildings, such as schools, were heated with anthracite-burning furnaces through the 1980s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery... Coal mining has had a lot of developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyor, jacks and shearers...
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Diamond Mining Documentary
Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon . For Best Documentaries on Youtube Do not forget to Subscribe & WATCH this channel . In 1867, the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the Eureka Diamond, was found near Hopetown on the Orange River. Two years later, a much larger . Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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BBC News Inside a South African gold mine
Friday marks a year since 34 miners were shot dead by police in the South African town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mine unions say there has been little improvement since then. South Africa's economy has long been driven by mining but production has dropped over the decades.
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N7 Route: South African West Coast
The N7 is a national route in South Africa that runs from Cape Town northwards through the West Coast and Namaqualand regions to the Namibian border at Vioolsdrif. Namaqualand (Afrikaans: Namakwaland) is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 1,000 kilometres and covering a total area of 440,000 square kilometres. It is divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions – Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north. Some of the more prominent towns in this area are Springbok, being the capital of this region, as well as Kleinzee and Koiingnaas, both private mining towns owned by De Beers Diamond Mines. This area is quite rich in alluvial diamonds deposited along the coast by the Orange River. Oranjemund is another mining town along this coast, situated in Namibia, but very much on the border. As the name suggests, it is at the mouth of the Orange River which forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. The town of Alexander Bay is located 5 kilometres away opposite the river on the South African side and is linked to Oranjemund by the Ernest Oppenheimer Bridge. Other links crossing the river further upstream are a reintroduced pontoon at Sendelingsdrift in the Richtersveld National Park, and road bridges at Vioolsdrif (the main border crossing between the two countries) and at the remote border crossing of Onseepkans. A vibrant fishing industry is found along this stretch of the South African west coast, especially in Port Nolloth, the major resort town of Namaqualand, and Hondeklipbaai, or Dogstonebay, called such because of a large boulder outside the town which, when viewed correctly, looks vaguely like a dog sitting down. Since the 19th century, copper has been mined at Springbok and its surrounding towns, while a large mine extracting copper, lead, zinc, and silver is located at Aggeneys, 110 kilometres further inland.
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World's Top 10 Gold Producing Countries | Top Gold Mining Places | USA | South Africa | News Mantra
World's Top 10 Gold Producing Countries. Top Gold Mining Places in USA, South Africa, Russia and other countries in this video. For all the latest such videos stay tuned to News Mantra. For all the latest News and Celebrity Updates - Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5NrxgQSWaK2N5Tbb1yk1Q Like : https://www.facebook.com/newsmantra/ Follow us on: https://twitter.com/news_mantra/
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Cassiar an Asbestos Mining Company Town 1960 British Columbia Canada
Cassiar was a small company-owned asbestos mining town located in the Cassiar Mountains of Northern British Columbia in western Canada. After forty years of operation, starting in 1952, the mine was unexpectedly forced to close in 1992. Most employees were laid off. Efforts to attract new purchasers to keep the mine running company failed so in September 1992 the town, mine and mill infrastructure was auctioned off. The closure was driven by a combination of factors including diminished demand for asbestos and expensive complications faced after converting from an open-pit mine to an underground mine. Most of the contents of the town, including a few houses, were sold off and trucked away. Most of the houses were bull-dozed and burned to the ground in this resource town north of Dease Lake. The mill was briefly reactivated in 1999 by Cassiar Chrysotile Inc which had a reclamation permit to clean up the site. 11,000 tons of asbestos were exported before the mill burned down on Christmas Day of 2000, effectively halting all production. Cassiar was once the largest town in British Columbia north of Fort Nelson, with a population approaching 2,000, its own store, school, hospital, churches and recreation facilities and set in a beautiful alpine valley 100 miles southwest of Watson Lake, Yukon. Asbestos had been known in the area by white men since 1872 and the local Indians had known for centuries that the mountain sheep bedded down on the yellowish-white "fluff" at the north end of Mount McDame. The established asbestos companies in Quebec, Johns-Mannville and Asbestos Corporation thought the deposit too remote, as did ASARCO. Conwest however, recognized the potential of the iron-free long fibre, and in the spring of 1951, began to develop the mine and bring to production, against a monopolistic market, in one of the most inaccessible and remote areas of Canada, the high-grade Cassiar Asbestos Mine. The mine is on the top of a mountain in northern B.C. at 6,000 feet elevation, 86 miles south of Mile 648 on the Alaska Highway and 100 road miles from Watson Lake, Yukon. By 1953 the property was in production. From the beginning it was realized that to maintain a stable work force in this isolated area, provision must be made for married staff. At first the open pit mine was operated only in the summer and ore was stockpiled to feed the mill through the winter but as markets increased it became more economical to operate the mine all year. The product was marketed through Bell Asbestos of Thetford Mines, Quebec, a subsidiary of asbestos manufacturer Turner & Newall of England, whose supply of fibre from South Africa was diminishing. From Whitehorse, the fibre in pallets went by White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway, Alaska, then by freighter to Asbestos Wharf in North Vancouver and from there to markets all over the world. For more about the town of Cassiar, check out the website, http://www.cassiar.ca/home/home.htm . For current information on asbestos, the hazards of exposure and to learn how you can help prevent asbestos-related disease, link to and join the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent organization founded in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is the largest victims' organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education and legislation. ADAO's mission includes supporting global advocacy and advancing asbestos awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment, and resources for asbestos-related disease. For more information visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org. This is clipped from the 1960 film "The Cassiar Road (the story of a mine on a mountain top)." Sponsored by the Cassiar Asbestos Company, the film shows the sponsor's asbestos mines in British Columbia, including showing mining and milling operations, grading, packing and transport to the docks in Skagway, Alaska. The mining and milling operations in British Columbia began in 1953. They ceased operations in 1992, when it went the Company went bankrupt and subsequently dissolved. Cassiar did not itself manufacture or sell any finished products. Instead it sold the raw asbestos fibers to manufacturers, including companies such as Johns-Manville, Fibreboard, and CertainTeed.
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Sand mining in KZN has Water Dept concerned
The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits. A stakeholder engagement discussing the environmental impact of sand mining took place in Durban. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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N Cape on a drive to revitalise mining
The Northern Cape says mining companies should take greater responsibility to minimise the economic effects on former mining towns. The province is on a drive to revitalising mining towns and uplift the standard of living of former miners. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Switchfoot Surf Huge Swell At Cape Town's "CrayFish Factory" Break Ep. 2
In the second installment of "Fading West Behind The Scenes", the band ventures to South African where they discover the raw beauty of Cape Town. Wild and untamed, this region of the world is home to frigid water, huge waves, hungry sharks and brave surfers, all of which the crew encounter at the Crayfish Factory, a renowned big wave spot where they paddled out with big wave surfer Dougal Paterson. Later, the band finds inspiration in an unlikely place—a small township located in the South African interior. Part 2 of 4 part series. Buy new "Fading West" Album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fading-west/id738894625 Watch the whole Behind The Scenes series: http://bit.ly/KB5g9T Buy the feature-length "Fading West" Movie: http://bit.ly/1jb4fF7 http://www.switchfoot.com/ About "Fading West" the movie: Inspired by such films as Rattle and Hum and Endless Summer, Fading West follows Grammy-winning alternative-rock band Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves. Directed by Matt Katsolis and filmed during Switchfoot's 2012 World Tour, Fading West charts the creation of the San Diego-based fivesome's upcoming ninth album in its earliest and most unpredictable stages. As the band visits legendary surf breaks in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Bali, brothers Jon and Tim Foreman breathe fresh life into their songwriting and sound by harnessing the spirit of their stunning surroundings and mining new emotional depths. Part rock documentary, part surf film, and part travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses of the longtime surfers on their boards and in the waves, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows, and in the end portrays a journey both epic and intimate. "Fading West" footage courtesy of FilmBuff Subscribe to Network A! ‪‪‪http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=networka‬ Check out the new http://www.networka.com/ Like us on Facebook: ‪‪‪https://www.facebook.com/networka‬‬‬ Follow us on Twitter: ‪‪‪http://www.twitter.com/networka‬‬‬ Follow us on Tumblr: ‪‪‪http://networka.tumblr.com‬‬‬ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/networka Follow us on Google+: www.google.com/+NetworkA
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South African miners with silicosis get landmark $33m settlement
Anglo America SA, Anglo Gold Ashanti, and 4500 ex miners reached a landmark, out of court settlement, last week, ending a long-running legal battle, which involved miners contracting silicosis while in the mines. Angelo Coppola looks at the implications of that decision.
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South African Platinum Miners Win Pay Raise
Vishwas Satgar: After bloody struggle, breakthrough on wages is an inspiring message to all South African miners and a challenge to ANC and official miners union get more news at http://therealnews.com
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Namibia GHOST Town
Sand dunes pile up in an abandoned mining town in southern Namibia, Africa. Discover more hidden spots around the world and meet with others on your travels with the travelstoke app! DOWNLOAD OUR APP APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travelstoke/id983733875?mt=8 ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.matadornetwork.travelstoke&hl=en MORE FROM MATADOR NETWORK WEB: http://matadornetwork.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/matadornetwork/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/MATADORnetwork FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/matadornetwork ABOUT MATADOR NETWORK MatadorNetwork.com and its social channels are the #1 digital destination for affluent millennial travelers and adventurers. With over 9 million monthly uniques and millions of social followers, we are the world's leading independent travel media outlet. ABOUT MATADOR MEDIA HOUSE MATADOR MEDIA HOUSE specializes in ideating, producing and distributing the most engaging branded video content on the Web. We work with some of the most talented filmmakers in the world to create broadcast quality video content for use across digital, social or broadcast. WEB: http://matadormediahouse.com/ TRAVEL | ADVENTURE | TRAVEL CULTURE | #TRAVELSTOKE
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Most Mysterious EMERALD And Precious Stone Discoveries
From the famed and mysterious Emerald Tablets to the one of the most rare diamonds on the whole planet, here are some of the most fascinating and incredible Emerald, Gem and Diamond Discoveries Ever Made. 7. Pylos Combat Agate In 2015, researchers in southwest Greece discovered an elaborate tomb. The 3,000 500 year old gravesite held the skeleton of a man who has since been dubbed the “Griffin Warrior” due to being buried with a plaque bearing an emblem of the mythological half lion- half eagle namesake creature. Alongside the warrior were dozens of rings and other jewelry pieces, plus a stunning bronze sword. While cleaning the recovered odds and ends, researchers discovered that a typically unexciting chunk of agate held something absolutely incredible: an intricately carved image. The piece is no more than one and a half inches in length yet somehow holds the portrait of a victorious warrior plunging his sword into a foe as another one lays by his feet. The full image can only be seen under a powerful photo-micropsy camera lense, causing researchers to question how the artist even made the tiny piece in the first place. Individual muscles can be seen in each of the figures, as can individual locks of hair! The piece is an example of the mind-bogglingly absolutely amazing craftsmanship that went into pieces of art and jewelry in ancient Greece. Images: 1 2 6. Helenite On May 18, 1980, an unthinkable natural disaster shook Washington state, destroying countless homes and businesses. Mount St. Helens erupted furiously, unleashing its volcanic fury on the usually peaceful surrounding towns. Ash and smoke was hurled over eighty thousand feet in the air from the peak of the ten thousand foot tall landmark from repeated blasts that have been compared in force to that produced by over one hundred nuclear bomb detonations. 1 hundred degree fahrenheit lava poured across the land, scorching the surrounding cities. Months later, during the clean up process, a sort of beauty within the beast was discovered: a clear, green gem known as Helenite in reference to its eruptive origin. As cleaners heated the volcanic rock that formed as the lava cooled, they were dazzled by the uncovered stones. Scientists tested the gems and believe that the mineral composites in the rocks around the volcano were a perfect formation that created Helenite on a fluke. Dubbed “America’s Emerald”, Helenite is surprisingly cheap, with a six carat piece costing around $150 while a comparable piece containing true emerald would set you back around $15,000. 5. Cullinan Diamond The average center stone diamond in an engagement ring weighs in at one to two carats with the total weight of the stones in the ring being under six carats. This alone can be quite a pricey set up, so one can only imagine the shock that came when miners discovered the Cullinan Diamond, a gem that clocks in at a whopping 3,106.75 carats. Known as the world’s largest gem-quality rough-bahstone ever found, the Cullinan Diamond was discovered on January 26, 1905 by miners of the in Cullinan, South Africa, a small town named for the occupying mining company’s chairman. Despite considerable interest, the diamond sat unsold until 1907 when the Transvaal Colony purchased it and presented it to King Edward VI for his 66th birthday. King Edward had the stone cut into over one hundred and five different pieces, the two largest of which are known as Cullinan I and Cullinan II. The first, also referred to as the the Great Star of Africa, is 530.4 carats and is known as the largest clear cut diamond in history. It rests at the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross. Cullinan II, also known as the Second Star of Africa, weighs 317.4 carats and is mounted on the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. All of the other fragments have gone to private collectors save for seven major diamond cuts, several brilliants, and a selection of unpolished fragments which reside with Queen Elizabeth II, who inherited them from Queen Mary. 4. The Pink Star 3. The Cursed Bahia Emerald 2. Blue Moon of Josephine Diamond 1. The Emerald Tablets
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The Abandoned Cottonwood Mine | NV
Abandoned mine #2 on my Nevada trip with Graham (Mines of the West). After dealing with a flat tire that morning/the night before we hiked up to the next group of mines on the list. The features we found inside were in amazing condition given these workings were dug over 100 years ago! Stay tuned for the other explorations from this trip as well as a trip highlight video later this month. Grahams Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFGAxzJyk5g Photos: http://www.jacobarciniega.com IG @jacobarciniega
Views: 8226 Jacob Arciniega
Mining Stakeholders Agreed on a Wayforward
South African mining stakeholders agreed to work together in a fight against job losses in the mining industry and also to safe mines from economic downfall. This emerged at the end of the National Mining Consultative Forum on the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry convened by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday in Pretoria. Representatives from government, business and organised labour says they have recommitted to implement the Declaration signed on 31st August 2015 to save jobs and alleviate the impact of job losses in the mining industry. Addressing a media briefing held at the end of their meeting, the stakeholders emphasised on the need to strengthen the full functionality of Future Forums which have been formed to mitigate the negative impact of downscaling. Furthermore they also agreed on the need to expand economic opportunities in the labour sending areas, and to fast-track economic development and economic diversification projects in mining towns and labour sending areas. Although the meeting took place at a critical time when the global, local economy and the mining industry in particular are confronting major challenges; both role-players says the forum was fruitful, productive and successful in the quest for solutions to challenges facing the mining sector.
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why is it worth mining gold in south africa
More Details : http://wwa.stonecrushersolution.org/solutions/solutions.html The mess at Great Basin Gold Financial PostThe mess at Great Basin Gold Investors are mad with the state of play at Great Basin Gold Ltd., an international gold mining company with mines in Nevada and South Africa that is now in bankruptcy protectionGold Mine tours Ekala Eco Tours covers and go into 3 historical gold mines and visit one of the earliest Johannesburg mine stopes, perfectly preserved. Currently, no operational gold mine supplies tours or even allows access to the mine property by the general public. Ekala has access to many of these areas, however with problems relating to – `IRIN More deaths feared in illegal mining boomMore deaths feared in illegal mining boom. Chamber of Mines of South Africa. JOHANNESBURG, 2 June 2009 . News reports this week that over 60 illegal miners died in a single accident in an abandoned gold mine has underlined the human cost of South Africa's deepening recession. The latest in a string of illegal mining accidents occurred in part of a mine shut down by Harmony Gold MiningThe Role of Illumination in Reducing Risk to Health The Role of Illumination in Reducing Risk to Health and Safety in South African Gold and Platinum Mines GAP 804. i Executive Summary The aim of designing visual environments is not just to provide adequate lighting but also to improve the ability of workers to recognise what they see. Poor design of visual environments can induce: ?West Africa has potential for top five gold spotWest Africa has potential for top five gold spot . South Africa and Australia, "The immediate future of gold mining in West Africa looks bright,Gangs live underground for months to feed illegal gold An in depth look into South Africa's illegal precious metals trade, worth as much as $1.3bn a year, spanning poor immigrants, mine employees and criminal gangs.THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF DIAMOND MfNfNG IS IT THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF DIAMOND MfNfNG IS IT TIME TO REVISIT THE SCORECARD? N Morris and N L Baartjes Mintek Abstract This is seen across all diamond mining regions in South Africa. Towns like Dougllls, Barkley West, Swartruggens and Zebedelia will all show similar levels of post closure decay and dereliction. There is evidence that many companies do report on their compliance to the MiningSouth African Gold Krugerrands Free Shipping l JM BullionSouth African Gold Krugerrands. The South African Krugerrand is the market the gold reserves of South Africa as a private metal and gemstone mining.The state of mining in South America – an overviewSouth America: home of the greatest, most alluring, most deadly of mining legends – the myth of El Dorado, the golden one. Over the past 500 years, the con tinent's mineral riches, real and imagined, have stimulated amazing feats of courage, daring and endurance, conquest, looting, terrible atrocities and appalling oppression.'Peak Gold' Gold Production Collapse Continues In South 'Peak Gold' Gold Production Collapse Continues In South Africa. Goldcore Bullion and Wealth Management Company. Jul., 8:18 AM 1,774. facebook linkedin twitter email copy link Today's AM fix was USD 1579.00, EUR 1294.05 and GBP 1022.34 per ounce. Yesterday's AM fix was USD 1565.50, EUR 1281.10 and GBP 1011.96 per ounce. GoldAfter the massacre: life in South Africa's platinum mining Today it is the heart of South Africa's platinum mining industry, which contributes more to the nation's GDP than gold and diamonds combined. Platinum and its associated elements are used as catalysts in a range of chemical reactions, as well as being vital components of nearly every electrical device we use. Yet 90% of global reserves lie inThe World's Ten Largest Gold Mining Corporations Africa's biggest gold producer, this company operates mines across the continent, including locations in Ghana, Namibia, Guinea, Mali, and Tanzania.How Is Platinum Mined A recently opened underground section uses deeper level extraction methods. In Stillwater, Montana, pgm is extracted from the J M Reef. 80% of their platinum and palladium rich ore is mined using a mechanized ramp and fill method, much like the LHD method in South Africa.South Africa Trade and Investment South Africa's foreign trade and investment were In 1995 South Africa imported roughly US$2.75 billion worth of South Africa's gold andWhy platinum is overtaking gold this year If you missed this year's nice run in gold, Why platinum is overtaking gold this year And in South
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US Mines & Mineral Resources: "United States: A Ten Talent Nation" 1922 American Motion Picture
Geology & Earth Sciences playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A more at http://scitech.quickfound.net Good overview of mining and mineral resources in the US as of 1922, with many nice film clips and lots of statistics. Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Originally a public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal and oil shale, gemstones, limestone, and dimension stone, rock salt and potash, gravel, and clay. Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water. Mining of stone and metal has been done since pre-historic times. Modern mining processes involve prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials, and final reclamation of the land after the mine is closed. The nature of mining processes creates a potential negative impact on the environment both during the mining operations and for years after the mine is closed. This impact has led to most of the world's nations adopting regulations to moderate the negative effects of mining operations. Safety has long been a concern as well, and modern practices have improved safety in mines significantly... Mining in the United States became prevalent in the 19th century, and the General Mining Act of 1872 was passed to encourage mining of federal lands. As with the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century, mining for minerals and precious metals, along with ranching, was a driving factor in the Westward Expansion to the Pacific coast. With the exploration of the West, mining camps were established and "expressed a distinctive spirit, an enduring legacy to the new nation;" Gold Rushers would experience the same problems as the Land Rushers of the transient West that preceded them. Aided by railroads, many traveled West for work opportunities in mining. Western cities such as Denver and Sacramento originated as mining towns. As new areas were explored, it was usually the gold (placer and then load) and then silver that were taken first, with other metals often waiting for railroads or canals. Coarse gold dust and nuggets do not require smelting, is easy to identify and is easily transported. Modern period In the early 20th century, the gold and silver rush to the western United States also stimulated mining for base metals such as copper, lead, and iron as well as coal. Areas in modern Montana, Utah, Arizona, and later Alaska became predominate suppliers of copper to the world, which was increasingly demanding copper for electrical and households goods. Canada's mining industry grew more slowly than the United States due to limitations in transportation, capital, and U.S. competition; Ontario was the major producer of the early 20th century with nickel, copper, and gold. Meanwhile, Australia experienced the Australian gold rushes and by the 1850s was producing 40% of the world's gold, followed by the establishment of large mines such as the Mount Morgan Mine, which ran for nearly a hundred years, Broken Hill ore deposit (one of the largest zinc-lead ore deposits), and iron ore mines at Iron Knob. After declines in production, another boom in mining occurred in the 1960s and in the 21st century Australia remains a major world mineral producer. Into the 21st century, a globalized mining industry of large multinational corporations has arisen. Peak minerals and environmental impacts have also become a concern. Different elements, particularly rare earth minerals, have begun to increase in demand as a result of new technologies...
Views: 1722 Jeff Quitney
Abandoned Zoo // Abandoned Places in South Africa
Did you know that Cape Town used to have lions? Since the Zoo has been abandoned many years ago, we decided to explore the abandoned zoo as one of the abandoned places to explore in south africa. If you are looking to explore in cape town or things to do in cape town this could be a good start. Make sure you go as a group. Thank you for stopping by. Joshua Roode helps individuals / brands build their influence and income in the online space. You will find tech review videos, apps, social media and tools to help you move forward in the online space. I am a Father, Husband and Business Owner from Cape Town, South Africa. Feel free to check out my channel and connect with me on social media. ------------------------------------------------------------ Find me on Youtube: http://bit.ly/2ltvvV4 Find me on facebook: http://bit.ly/2lbXIgM Find me on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2maQwpe Find me on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2l2OD9a Find me on Linkedin: http://bit.ly/2maIs7T Keywords: exploring abandoned places, exploring with josh, abandoned places in south africa, abandoned zoo, abandoned places in cape town, things to do in cape town, places to explore in cape town, exploring cape town, places to explore in south africa, abandoned places to explore in south africa, uct, haunted places to explore in cape tow, haunted places, joshua roode, abandoned building, exploring with cody,
Views: 3504 Joshua Roode
President Zuma met with premiers and SALGA
Issues affecting informal traders, migration and the back to basics programme and the revitalisation of mining towns came under the spotlight at a meeting between President Jacob Zuma, premiers and the South African Local Government Association. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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On the discovery of an ancient coal mine
When a mechnical excavator fell down a hole during the construction of the M66 motorway in Lancashire in 1976, it led to the discovery of a hitherto unknown 19th century coalmine. The presentation includes record shots underground. For many more coal mining and heritage photos see my website www.heritagephotoarchive.co.uk
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Exploring the Abandoned Diamond Tunnel
Eureka, Nevada has a lot of mining history hidden in the hills outside of town. One of the biggest mines there was the Diamond Tunnel. it was dug into the mountain for a couple thousand feet. I went there not knowing if the mine was still accessible or not. Unfortunately, I found the tunnel had been eroded shut. There was still a lot of interesting historic relics at the site including workshops, battery-operated mine cars, huge ore bins, gigantic tailing piles, and a long "snow tunnel" for the mine cars that led right up to the eroded Diamond Tunnel portal.
Mining towns' ticking time bomb
Mining towns' ticking time bomb In February 2009, heads of state at the African Union summit adopted the Africa Mining Vision, with one of its key aims to ensure that the continent's mineral resources become a blessing and not a curse to its citizens. The AMV also wants mining companies operating in Africa to adopt a more holistic corporate social responsibility approach that pays as much attention to the environmental and materials stewardship, human rights, gender dimensions, social and economic choice, cultural heritage and...

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