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# mining - Friday 12 January, 2018

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins
# Crypto
# Crypto

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Jan 12th 2018, 1:04 PM 18,830 Views 34 Comments

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

# mining - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
# Made In Taiwan
# Made In Taiwan

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei

Jul 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 13,699 Views 29 Comments

The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.

# mining - Monday 28 December, 2015

'When granny left the mountain about 24 years ago, the mountain died too'
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

'When granny left the mountain about 24 years ago, the mountain died too'

Dec 28th 2015, 6:10 AM 43,939 Views 26 Comments

Explore the latest work of photographer Donal Moloney.

# mining - Friday 19 September, 2014

Eureka! There's gold in them Co Monaghan hills
# Gold Rush
# Gold Rush

Eureka! There's gold in them Co Monaghan hills

Sep 19th 2014, 2:48 PM 15,979 Views 51 Comments

Ireland’s first commercial gold mine being planned along 50km “gold trend” from Cavan to Armagh.

# mining - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data
# Data
# Data

'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data

Sep 18th 2014, 9:44 AM 4,907 Views 15 Comments

Tim Cook said in a letter on privacy that Apple doesn’t let government services access the company’s information.

# mining - Friday 22 August, 2014

Mining company gets green light to go prospecting in Kilkenny
# Drilling Down
# Drilling Down

Mining company gets green light to go prospecting in Kilkenny

Aug 22nd 2014, 2:11 PM 11,202 Views 12 Comments

There’s zinc in them there hills.

# mining - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Three charged with manslaughter over disaster that killed 301 miners
# Turkey
# Turkey

Three charged with manslaughter over disaster that killed 301 miners

May 18th 2014, 9:20 PM 13,309 Views 8 Comments

The detained include mining executives, and the action comes after 301 miners died in the incident.

# mining - Thursday 15 May, 2014

"Accidents happen" - Turkish PM says government is not to blame for mine collapse
# Mine Collapse
# Mine Collapse

"Accidents happen" - Turkish PM says government is not to blame for mine collapse

May 15th 2014, 5:45 PM 8,688 Views 30 Comments

Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparked outrage when he kicked a protester who was being held by police.

# mining - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Turkey's fury turns on PM as mine collapse death toll reaches 274
# Turkey Mine Disaster
# Turkey Mine Disaster

Turkey's fury turns on PM as mine collapse death toll reaches 274

May 14th 2014, 9:53 PM 5,939 Views 10 Comments

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Ankara and Istanbul.

# mining - Monday 31 March, 2014

Irishman dies in Australia after suspected fall at a tourist mine
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman dies in Australia after suspected fall at a tourist mine

Mar 31st 2014, 10:20 AM 36,032 Views 37 Comments

ABC News reports that it is believed that 27-year-old Kevin Browne slipped and fell from rigging at the Hard Times mine in Queensland.

# mining - Monday 17 February, 2014

'No public safety issue' as 15 metre sinkhole appears in Kilkenny field
# Holey Moley
# Holey Moley

'No public safety issue' as 15 metre sinkhole appears in Kilkenny field

Feb 17th 2014, 1:36 PM 47,935 Views 87 Comments

The hole appeared near a disused mine over the weekend.

# mining - Thursday 21 November, 2013

10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained
# New Lease
# New Lease

10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained

Nov 21st 2013, 3:59 PM 9,447 Views 11 Comments

The Navan zinc and lead mine, which is the largest Zinc mine in Europe, has been in operation since 1977.

# mining - Monday 9 September, 2013

A brief history of the gold hidden around Ireland
# Sponsored By
# Sponsored By

A brief history of the gold hidden around Ireland

Sep 9th 2013, 12:22 PM 65,168 Views 43 Comments

Could you be sitting on top of your own personal goldmine?

# mining - Monday 12 August, 2013

Union says leader shot dead at South Africa's Marikana mine
# South Africa
# South Africa

Union says leader shot dead at South Africa's Marikana mine

Aug 12th 2013, 1:32 PM 2,952 Views 1 Comment

The death comes just days before the anniversary of last year’s violence at the mine, in which 34 strikers were shot dead by police.

# mining - Saturday 11 May, 2013

22 killed in accidental explosion at Chinese coal mine
# China
# China

22 killed in accidental explosion at Chinese coal mine

May 11th 2013, 4:20 PM 2,769 Views 0 Comments

108 miners were underground when the explosion hit the Taozigou mine in the Sichuan province.

# mining - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Work to recover body from Tipperary mine making 'good progress'
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Work to recover body from Tipperary mine making 'good progress'

Apr 6th 2013, 4:57 PM 4,984 Views 3 Comments

The body of Mario Francis is trapped under a rockfall.

# mining - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Photo-essay: Bosnian women miners still going strong
# Coal Miners
# Coal Miners

Photo-essay: Bosnian women miners still going strong

Feb 5th 2013, 2:45 PM 6,269 Views 5 Comments

In 2016, when mandatory retirement kicks in, they will be the last of their kind.

# mining - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Pics: African diamond mining town that's filling with sand
# Eerie
# Eerie

Pics: African diamond mining town that's filling with sand

Dec 1st 2012, 12:00 PM 14,473 Views 22 Comments

Abandoned since 1954.

# mining - Saturday 24 November, 2012

18 Chinese miners die in coal-gas explosion
# China
# China

18 Chinese miners die in coal-gas explosion

Nov 24th 2012, 2:18 PM 2,772 Views 3 Comments

China has the world’s deadliest coal mine industry – almost 2,000 miners were killed in accidents last year.

# mining - Sunday 2 September, 2012

South Africa drops charges against miners over police shootings
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa drops charges against miners over police shootings

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:21 PM 2,933 Views 20 Comments

Prosecutors have said, however, that the Marikana miners could be recharged after more investigations are carried out.

# mining - Thursday 30 August, 2012

SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings
# South Africa
# South Africa

SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings

Aug 30th 2012, 8:32 PM 5,275 Views 44 Comments

Prosecutors have charged 270 mine workers over violent confrontation with police sparked by mining strike.

World's richest woman to 'jealous' haters: 'Spend less time drinking'
# Struth!
# Struth!

World's richest woman to 'jealous' haters: 'Spend less time drinking'

Aug 30th 2012, 9:19 AM 14,531 Views 61 Comments

“Spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working.”

# mining - Monday 20 August, 2012

South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths

Aug 20th 2012, 6:33 PM 2,513 Views 12 Comments

Mining company threatened to fire anyone who doesn’t show up for work tomorrow morning after wildcat strike led to 44 deaths.

# mining - Friday 17 August, 2012

South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest
# South Africa
# South Africa

South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest

Aug 17th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,870 Views 18 Comments

Police chief says live rounds were used after negotiations and crowd control measures failed.

# mining - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

28 miners rescued after underground ordeal
# Rescue
# Rescue

28 miners rescued after underground ordeal

Jul 17th 2012, 8:39 AM 2,491 Views 2 Comments

The gold miners had been trapped in underground chambers after a fire in the New Zealand mine.

# mining - Sunday 3 June, 2012

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
# Centralia
# Centralia

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years

Jun 3rd 2012, 5:00 PM 13,845 Views 18 Comments

Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…

# mining - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

High-tech project aims to mine asteroids in space
# Space Mines
# Space Mines

High-tech project aims to mine asteroids in space

Apr 24th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,382 Views 16 Comments

The plan’s investors and advisers include Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and explorer and filmmaker James Cameron.

# mining - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gold digger: Irish company to mine for gold in the south-east
# Gold
# Gold

Gold digger: Irish company to mine for gold in the south-east

Feb 2nd 2012, 8:37 AM 7,213 Views 18 Comments

Connemara Mining has joined forces with a Canadian exploration company to mine for gold in areas around the Wicklow-Wexford border.

# mining - Monday 5 December, 2011

State of Emergency declared in Peru after mining protests
# Peru
# Peru

State of Emergency declared in Peru after mining protests

Dec 5th 2011, 8:05 AM 1,440 Views 2 Comments

A 60-day state of emergency has been declared in four provinces of Cajamarca state, following violent protests against a gold-and-copper mining project which is part-owned by a US company.

# mining - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire
# Mining
# Mining

Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire

Sep 27th 2011, 8:40 PM 242 Views 2 Comments

It’s the second fatal mining accident to hit the UK’s mining industry this month.

# mining - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company
# Big Apple
# Big Apple

Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company

Aug 10th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,088 Views 9 Comments

Apple is now worth 39 times as much as it was ten years ago – and yesterday overtook ExxonMobil as the biggest cheese.

# mining - Friday 15 July, 2011

Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'

Jul 15th 2011, 12:48 PM 2,995 Views 19 Comments

The state’s jobs minister says the region needs 150,000 workers – or one in three of those on the Live Register.

# mining - Monday 11 July, 2011

Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers
# Emigration
# Emigration

Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers

Jul 11th 2011, 12:47 PM 6,870 Views 38 Comments

Skilled workers are being invited to a seminar on Thursday in Dublin, with the WA Jobs Minister saying that they’ll take people back on the plane with them if possible.

# mining - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines

Jul 7th 2011, 1:24 PM 28 Views 11 Comments

Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.

# mining - Monday 4 July, 2011

Japan unearths gigantic haul of rare earth minerals
# Rare
# Rare

Japan unearths gigantic haul of rare earth minerals

Jul 4th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,505 Views 6 Comments

The 100-billion-ton stash found by Japan could be used for electronics – but an ownership battle may be brewing.

# mining - Thursday 3 February, 2011

One man dies and another in hospital after Tipperary mine accident
# Explosion
# Explosion

One man dies and another in hospital after Tipperary mine accident

Feb 3rd 2011, 1:32 PM 2,249 Views 0 Comments

Father of three named as victim of explosion in mining shaft.

# mining - Friday 21 January, 2011

Chilean mine collapse report blames owners
# Chilean Miners
# Chilean Miners

Chilean mine collapse report blames owners

Jan 21st 2011, 10:10 PM 484 Views 0 Comments

The mining accident which trapped 33 men below ground for 72 days has been blamed on poor regulation and inadequate safety measures.

# mining - Friday 19 November, 2010

27 missing after New Zealand mining explosion
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

27 missing after New Zealand mining explosion

Nov 19th 2010, 1:34 PM 333 Views 0 Comments

Authorities begin testing the air quality after an overnight blast at a coal mine leaves over two dozen stranded.

# mining - Friday 27 August, 2010

Chilean miners in good spirits (video)
# Trapped Miners
# Trapped Miners

Chilean miners in good spirits (video)

Aug 27th 2010, 3:56 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

Miners record special messages for their anxious relatives, as one family says it will sue mine owners.

# mining - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

Families of trapped miners told to keep it upbeat
# Trapped Miners
# Trapped Miners

Families of trapped miners told to keep it upbeat

Aug 24th 2010, 9:44 AM 287 Views 0 Comments

Relatives are asked to help keep trapped men optimistic, as they may be in Chilean mine for four months.

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