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# Mining

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Perth
Mining company 'sorry' for losing radioactive capsule in Western Australia
The solid, silver-coloured cylinder is smaller than a human fingernail but authorities say it could cause acute radiation sickness.
Last year
2022
# cryptocurrency
Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices
Police “confiscated 272 different anti-miner devices used for the production of Bitcoin”, a statement said.
All time
# crypto
This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins
Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.
# made in taiwan
NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei
The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.
# Ireland's Past
'When granny left the mountain about 24 years ago, the mountain died too'
Explore the latest work of photographer Donal Moloney.
# Gold Rush
Eureka! There's gold in them Co Monaghan hills
Ireland’s first commercial gold mine being planned along 50km “gold trend” from Cavan to Armagh.
# Data
'We're not like them': Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data
Tim Cook said in a letter on privacy that Apple doesn’t let government services access the company’s information.
# drilling down
Mining company gets green light to go prospecting in Kilkenny
There’s zinc in them there hills.
# Turkey
Three charged with manslaughter over disaster that killed 301 miners
The detained include mining executives, and the action comes after 301 miners died in the incident.
# Mine Collapse
"Accidents happen" - Turkish PM says government is not to blame for mine collapse
Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparked outrage when he kicked a protester who was being held by police.
# turkey mine disaster
Turkey's fury turns on PM as mine collapse death toll reaches 274
Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Ankara and Istanbul.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman dies in Australia after suspected fall at a tourist mine
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.
# Holey Moley
'No public safety issue' as 15 metre sinkhole appears in Kilkenny field
The hole appeared near a disused mine over the weekend.
# new lease
10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained
The Navan zinc and lead mine, which is the largest Zinc mine in Europe, has been in operation since 1977.
# sponsored by
A brief history of the gold hidden around Ireland
Could you be sitting on top of your own personal goldmine?
# South Africa
Union says leader shot dead at South Africa's Marikana mine
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.
# China
22 killed in accidental explosion at Chinese coal mine
108 miners were underground when the explosion hit the Taozigou mine in the Sichuan province.
# Tragedy
Work to recover body from Tipperary mine making 'good progress'
The body of Mario Francis is trapped under a rockfall.
# coal miners
Photo-essay: Bosnian women miners still going strong
In 2016, when mandatory retirement kicks in, they will be the last of their kind.
# eerie
Pics: African diamond mining town that's filling with sand
Abandoned since 1954.
# China
18 Chinese miners die in coal-gas explosion
China has the world’s deadliest coal mine industry – almost 2,000 miners were killed in accidents last year.
# South Africa
South Africa drops charges against miners over police shootings
Prosecutors have said, however, that the Marikana miners could be recharged after more investigations are carried out.
# South Africa
SA miners charged with colleagues' murders after police shootings
Prosecutors have charged 270 mine workers over violent confrontation with police sparked by mining strike.
# Struth!
World's richest woman to 'jealous' haters: 'Spend less time drinking'
“Spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working.”
# South Africa
South Africa's Lonmin mine reopens after strike deaths
Mining company threatened to fire anyone who doesn’t show up for work tomorrow morning after wildcat strike led to 44 deaths.
# South Africa
South African police claim self-defence after 34 shot dead during mining protest
Police chief says live rounds were used after negotiations and crowd control measures failed.
# Rescue
28 miners rescued after underground ordeal
The gold miners had been trapped in underground chambers after a fire in the New Zealand mine.
# centralia
In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
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…
# Space Mines
High-tech project aims to mine asteroids in space
The plan’s investors and advisers include Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and explorer and filmmaker James Cameron.
# Gold
Gold digger: Irish company to mine for gold in the south-east
Connemara Mining has joined forces with a Canadian exploration company to mine for gold in areas around the Wicklow-Wexford border.
# Peru
State of Emergency declared in Peru after mining protests
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
Miner killed after roof fall at colliery in North Yorkshire
It’s the second fatal mining accident to hit the UK’s mining industry this month.
# Big Apple
Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company
Apple is now worth 39 times as much as it was ten years ago – and yesterday overtook ExxonMobil as the biggest cheese.
# Emigration
Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'
The state’s jobs minister says the region needs 150,000 workers – or one in three of those on the Live Register.
# Emigration
Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers
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.
Voices
Column: 'You don't survive there long' - inside the mobile phone mines
Children in war-ravaged Congo are mining the materials used to make our mobiles. Film-maker Frank Poulsen describes the horror inside the tunnels.
# Rare
Japan unearths gigantic haul of rare earth minerals
The 100-billion-ton stash found by Japan could be used for electronics – but an ownership battle may be brewing.
# Explosion
One man dies and another in hospital after Tipperary mine accident
Father of three named as victim of explosion in mining shaft.
# Chilean Miners
Chilean mine collapse report blames owners
The mining accident which trapped 33 men below ground for 72 days has been blamed on poor regulation and inadequate safety measures.
# New Zealand
27 missing after New Zealand mining explosion
Authorities begin testing the air quality after an overnight blast at a coal mine leaves over two dozen stranded.