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$7K raised to help construct fence near Westray Miners Memorial

An online fundraiser that was working to collect funds to build a fence near a poignant memorial in New Glasgow, N.S., has officially surpassed its goal. 281 more words


Staatsmijn Maurits-Dutch State Coalmine

I can never understand people who are ashamed or embarrassed of where they are from or where they were born. You should always be proud of your roots. 1,000 more words



First snow in Ostrava at the end of November. A mining tower of former coal mine Alexander in the background. This mine was closed in 1992. 15 more words

Greene Co. Coal Mine To Close, Costing Nearly 400 Jobs

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MT. MORRIS, Pa. (AP) – A mining company is closing its Pennsylvania coal mine over the next few months and shedding nearly 400 jobs. 139 more words


Project T for Christmas.

On Matt Abbott’s recommendation watched a great film ‘Pride’. Inspired purchase of a T-shirt for lesbian’s and gay’s role in the miners strikes of 84-85. Importance of minority groups in supporting each other against corporates in a capitalist society.



What a mission!

We had read of an old mining valley that was once a thriving township, now mostly buried under a landslip. Always up for an adventure, we decided to seek it out. 232 more words


Blast Furnace Slag

Coke, Iron ore and a flux limestone are melted together in a blast furnace. When the metallurgical smelting process is complete, the lime in the flux has been chemically combined with the aluminates and silicates of the ore and coke ash to form this non-metallic product. 170 more words