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  • Arizona Mining Hall Exhibit Review

    lit shaft, the silence is almost deafening, yet the silence speaks of hard labor, sweat, dirt, and fear. This is a sampling of what visitors might experience at the Arizona Historical Society’s (AHS) Arizona History Museum’s Arizona Mining Hall exhibit in Tucson, Arizona, adjacent to the University of Arizona campus. According to the AHS website, the society was “established by an Act of the First Territorial Legislature on November 7, 1864” ( It goes on to state that those who drafted the code of laws governing the Arizona Territory understood the importance of preserving these original documents and future historic records. “Today, AHS serves as the steward of state history, fulfilling its mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona and the West” ( The society’s collections are important tools for fostering public awareness of such contemporary issues as “water availability, immigration, free trade, mining, ranching and agribusiness, the defense industry, cultural diversity, and urban development and revitalization”…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Mountaintop Removal

    fracturing or Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and 596 chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted from a…

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  • History And History Of The Premier Diamond Mining Company

    The Premier Diamond Mining Company was founded by Thomas Cullinan (later Sir Thomas) in 1902, near the end of the second Boer War (South African War 1899 - 1902). The land was originally part of the Cornelis Minnaar Farm and was purchased for a sum total of £52,000 by Thomas. The company was first registered on the 6th November 1902 as the Premier Syndicate but was later re-registered as the Premier Transvaal Diamond Mining Company Ltd. on 1st December, 1902. Cullinan Village was established in…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Mining In Peru

    Throughout the world non-renewable resources are extracted from the earth 's surface such as oil, copper, gold, iron, by mining industries daily. Mining companies are located anywhere around the world but Latin America specifically has many resources that Mining industries want. The most popular places; Peru, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina have the largest amounts of mines and exportation of resources, but even though these are the largest in south America, mines are found in small…

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  • Tar Creek Superfund Site

    Abstract This paper details the causes and extent of the pollution at Tar Creek Superfund site in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. This Superfund site is a heavy metal-contaminated area that was created by the aftermath of zinc and lead mining operations throughout the 1900s. The pollution has put local inhabitants at risk of different health issues, and while risk assessments have shown that no significant health risks are obvious compared to the rest of the state of Oklahoma, blood lead levels have…

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  • Tata Steel Swot Analysis

    steel making, accounting for 60-70% of the cost, poses a key risk as it may be subject to supply disruption and market price volatility. The Company maintains significant integration of raw materials for its Indian operations and strategic sourcing for the other regions. To achieve greater raw material security, Tata Steel is also pursuing various mining projects To foster inclusive growth, Tata Steel encourages local buying, particularly from small entrepreneurs and Non Governmental…

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  • Rockbolts Essay

    Rockbolts as a ground control technology are just one in the very long list of ground control technologies that exist in mining and civil applications. The simplicity and reasonable cost associated with rockbolts are the primary driving forces for the research causing their wide variations for numerous public and private uses. The ease of calculation and implementation also makes rockbolts a go to option for engineers who would rather spend more time calculating other variables during a job…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Industrial Waste

    humanity has faced many problems and challenges. It began with the first human wanting to lift things up and to travel to other places. People started to use their mind to create things and to build machines. As life went on, they surely solved some problems, but created more complex ones! No one can deny the benefits of the new industrial and technological advances; it not only enabled us to obtain gold and other metals from deep in the ground, but also to fly high in the sky. All of this…

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  • Mt. Isa Mine

    Isa orebody. When the oxidation was completed, the depth of the oxidized zone was around 50m from the ground surface (Forrestal, 1990). Cerussite was found as the dominant mineral while zinc was mostly exhausted. The orebodies’ bedded nature remained the same within the oxidized zone but the rocks are filtrated outside the oxidized zone. In addition, this oxidized ore were generally used for ancient production of mining a long time ago. But nowadays, this oxidized ore would only be used for…

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  • How Did The California Gold Rush

    caused Native Americans to be forced out of their own land. ( paragraph 4). The last question asks what happened to California as a result of the Gold Rush. By the end of the year the non-native population of California was estimated at 100,000 compared to 20,000 before the gold rush. To meet the needs of the ’49ers gold mining towns had sprung up all over the region. The madness of the mining camps and towns grew to be lawless. San Francisco…

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