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 Post subject: huge headache in africa, 3,000 miners are currently trapped
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:28 pm 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071003/ap_ ... e_disaster
3000 miners trapped

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:31 pm 
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:shock: 3000 if man thats terrible, hope they all can be rescued. hope they are all still alive!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:33 pm 
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hey, since this is a gold mine im moving it over to the hard rock section.........

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:22 pm 
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Wow...................................

That'll be a way cool story once those guys are all outa there!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:17 am 
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That might be a record for the most trapped miners in history.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:11 am 
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when I was watching this story on good morning america this morning, they were showing pictures of the miners coming out of the cage. One thing I noticed was that it looks like they are all wearing coon lamps, I didn't see a wheat head.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:17 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:56 am 
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I guess Koehler doesnt have a South Aftrcan division

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:40 pm 
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I guess the good thing about this is that it wasn't an actual cave-in that trapped the miners, it was damage to the main elevator. Noone was hurt, just you couldn't get in or out of the mine via this cage. it is amazing how many people were down there though. It makes you wonder how bit this cage was for this mine. You need to be able to get people in and out of there quickly given the amount of people working down below the surface and the distance underground. Amazing..

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:06 am 
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Sooo Greg.... I think the hard rock boys should start planning another trip.. I know you guys were thinking England, but it sounds like theres a lot of cool [active and i'm sure inactive]] stuff in South Africa. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:38 pm 
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I don't know.. While this sounds neat in regards to the size, I don't know yet if this is on the top of my list..


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