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TP240 “The last bomb on the beach”

October 1st, 2016 | by BTC News
TP240 “The last bomb on the beach”

A few nice mining pool images I found:

TP240 “The last bomb on the beach”
mining pool
Image by Jens Rost
Today’s posting #240 Pretend you’re a stringer for your local newspaper today.
Make a photo that captures something newsworthy to you.

Since there’s absolutely nothing newsworthy going on in Taastrup, I’ll like to share this modified screenshot from the TV-news.
It’s the blasting of the (officially) last WW2 landmine on danish ground at Skallingen
(there’s still plenty of unexploded bombs on the bottom of the sea)

It’s explained in a press-release from today:…

Geneva and Copenhagen, 5 July 2012 – Denmark has become the latest country to declare its
territory free of anti-personnel mines after clearing one last Second World War minefield situated on
the Skallingen Peninsula on Denmark’s west coast. In doing so, Denmark has become the 20th State
Party to the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, to have complied
with its mine clearance obligations.

I think that’s good news =)

Journey To East Java (Mt. Ijen)
mining pool
Image by Rahiman Madli
Mt. Ijen is one of 30 still active volcanoes in Java or 129 in Indonesia. It is also home to the largest lake of sulfuric acid in the world.

An active vent at the edge of the lake is a source of elemental sulfur, and supports a mining operation. Escaping volcanic gasses are channeled through a network of ceramic pipes, resulting in condensation of molten sulfur. The sulfur, which is deep red in color when molten, pours slowly from the ends of these pipes and pools on the ground, turning bright yellow as it cools. The miners break the cooled material into large pieces and carry it away in baskets. Miners must carry loads, which range from 70 kilograms (150 lb) to 100 kilograms (220 lb), up 200 metres (660 ft) to the crater rim and then several km (miles) down the mountain. Most miners make this journey twice a day. A nearby sugar refinery pays the miners by the weight of sulfur transported; as of September 2010, the typical daily earnings were equivalent to approximately US. The miners often use insufficient protection while working around the volcano[2] and complain of numerous respiratory afflictions.

Image from page 133 of “Mining and Scientific Press” (1907)
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Identifier: miningscientific123sanfuoft
Title: Mining and Scientific Press
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Publisher: San Francisco
Contributing Library: Gerstein – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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ntage, as compared with the efforts of other nationals.British prestige and influence in South America is almostentirely due, I should say, tu the number of influentialBritishers who are part and parcel of the national life inthose countries. They may return, on rare occasions, tothe land of their birth ; but the hankering to do so is farless emphatic and far less frequent than it is with theAmericans. Apart from the feeling of preference for ones owncountry. State or home town, I could see no justificationat Chuquicamata for grumbling. The company has pro-vided its employees with excellent houses that are rent-free. These are plainly but sufficiently furnished, theoeeiipant having to pay only 10$ of the value of thefurniture per year, to allow for depreciation. Water,though expensive to obtain, is free; 50 kw. of electricpower per month is supplied without charge, additionalcurrent beyond this amount being purchasable at a costof 21 cents per kilowatt. A club-house that cost 0,000

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\ni)BE HOUSES AT THE NEW CAMP has been built and equipped for the benefit of all goldor stalT employees. For this the entrance fee is .with monthly dues of . It contains a fine swimming-pool, a theaii.. bowling-alley, pool-rooms, ball-room, andbbiary; it boasts of a real American barber, with com-plete Impedimenta, A weekly paper, Chilex, is pub-lished in the camp. The importance of welfare-planning work at Chu-quicamata may be estimated from the fact that about18(10 dwellings and other buildings have been or are being erected, ilivohllll a total cost of about ,000,000 The company store carries an immense variety of valued at about one million and a half pesos in normaltimes. All the employees houses were built to standard pattern, at first of corrugated iron, and later of adobebrick, made from screened tailing, earth, and a small pro- July 23, 1-► 121 MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS 121 portion of cement Type .1 houses have four rooms, akitchen, and a bathroom; Type /&gt

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