February 23, 2020
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Nuggets From The Mines

Nuggets From The Mines
Nuggets From The Mines

A newborn baby will require these quantities of minerals during her lifetime to maintain a certain lifestyle

  • 800 pounds of lead
  • 750 pounds of zinc
  • 1,500 pounds of aluminium
  • 32,700 pounds of iron
  • 26,500 pounds of clay
  • 28,213 pounds of salt
  • 1,238,101 pounds of stone, sand, gravel, and cement

5,000 BC Period when gold and copper were the first metals to be discovered by humans. Archaeologists have unearthed copper drain pipes from as far back as 5,000 years ago that are still in good condition

1,549 Number of workers who died at a coal mine in China in 1942. It is considered the worst mining disaster till now

80% The approximate quantity of gold reserves yet to be discovered, and still buried under the earth.

40,000 pounds Quantity of minerals an American uses on an average each year. Modern electronic devices have 35 minerals on an average

89 days The period that 33 miners were trapped in an underground mine in Chile in 2010. For 17 days, they were believed to be dead. They were saved in a 24-hour operation that cost $20 million

 25 million tonnes The quantity of earth and rocks excavated from the ‘Big Hole’,  an open cast mine in Kimberly. It was dug by hand, using picks and shovels. Spread over 17 hectares, it was mined for over 50 years

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