Wow, what a view! What are they mining?
Kind regards, Glenn
Hi Glenn! This is one of 3 active diamond mines. There have been many more kimberlites that have been discovered and it appears that diamond mines in the arctic will be a very big business. 20 years ago everyone thought the arctic was just a barren and useless chunk of land. Another big discovery is the Mary River project for iron ore. The iron is the highest grade ever discovered in the world. If you check my tags I have some pictures of that mine as well. They will be starting production in the next year I believe. Tim
If I got it straight, Canada is posed to supersede South Africa in diamond production.
Here is a little something I "dug up" on the Mary River project ...
Deposit No. 1 has a 2500m strike length with a high quality lumpand fine iron ore that is 57.5-70% pure and ore requires only crushing before shipment, no jigging, processing, or cleaning. It has the potential of 365 Mt of Reserves, with 160 Mt @ 64.4% Fe, and Probably of 205 Mt @ 64.9% Fe. Due to this resource it is estimated the can produce 18 Mt of ore a year with a life of mine of 20 years or more.
Tim, you weren't hyper-bowling when you said "you can weld the rocks together"
On this wonderful and interesting shot I wish you a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year 2013. Best regards, piero
Thank you Piero! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and the best in 2013! take care. Tim
L; fun...more things that are a like. Look her
I would really love to visit New Zeland but not on next years agenda. I think we are going to Costa Rica for some tropical heat! Take care. Tim
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Photo taken in Fort Smith, Unorganized, NT X0E, Canada
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