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Second Explosion Rips Through Pike River Mine, New Zealand

On Wednesday, Gary Knowles, superintendent of Tasman Police Command, announced to waiting families that all 29 miners were dead.  According to CNN, a second explosion – long in duration and powerful – ripped through the Pike River mine after a second … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed for the Kiwis

My degree says geologist.  I’ve been underground.  Go to any mine that gives tours and they’ll typically lecture you for an hour on safety, then outfit you with a pair of boots, hard hat, and the most important piece of … Continue reading

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