Mining is big business. And we're not talking about high energy consuming crypto mining units.
Digging up precious things from the Earth is part of human nature. Processing raw materials into products is a way to survive and strive for humanity.
Many people worldwide are struggling with the costs of energy, such as: gas and electricity. But for the mining business is there's no need yet to apply energy rationing, yet. Why would they?
The mining industry has steadily evolved in sci-fi type of operations and processes, including remote controlled vehicles and big mining machines.
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster"
Source: Koyaanisqatsi - 1982 - imdb.com
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Remote control mining in a time of need
In the 1984 movie blockbuster, The Terminator, mankind’s ambition to create more advanced technology results in its creations rising and taking over.
But unlike Arnold Schwarzenegger’s evil robot character, automation technology is saving jobs and businesses, allowing mines to continue to operate without site personnel in the case of a total workplace shutdown.
SAP industry advisor Shabir Ahmed believes the length of the coronavirus crisis will determine how necessary automation becomes.
“Depending on how long this crisis lasts, the mining industry could see big moves into autonomous mining technologies in the not-too-distant future,” he says.
Source: australianmining.com.au - 4.17.2020
Chinese using a mobile phone in Beijing effectively manage cobalt mines in Africa by remote control: study
Chinese mine operators overseeing cobalt mining in Africa can monitor and control on-site activities from their mobile phone or laptop in China in real time, according to engineers at a state-owned company that runs these mines.
This unprecedented instant access to production data is made possible with cutting-edge information technology to help China secure supplies of cobalt, an essential element for the electric car industry that boosts the energy storage density, life cycle and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Source: scmp.com - 12.7.2022
How remote control centers are changing the way mining operations are carried out
Its Perth-based Integrated Remote Operations Centre, or IROC, gives the business a real-time picture of its iron ore network in Western Australia, and makes use of a range of tech.
Source: cnbc.com - 7.4.2018
The Anunnaki Mining Operations on Earth
You may have heard about the stories or myths of the Anunnaki, or Anunnaki Elohim. An Extra Terrestrial alien species who visited Earth and used this planet to obtain (raw) materials.
The Anunnaki were notorious for their Gold mining operations.
They needed lots of Gold to repair some kind of shield on their home planet Niburu, some say: Nibiru.
The Anunnaki created mankind by using biotechnology. And then used mankind to serve them as slaves to work in the Anunnaki Gold Mines.
There are a lot of theories regarding the Anunnaki.
It was Zecharia Sitchin who brought the Anunnaki Gold Mine theory into the public domain. He wrote several books about this, and other theories as well.
Picture: Babylonian representation of the national god Marduk, who the Babylonians and Assyrians envisioned as a prominent member of the Anunnaki. - Source: wikipedia.org
Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 – October 9, 2010) was an author of a number of books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributed the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he stated was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He asserted that Sumerian mythology suggests that this hypothetical planet of Nibiru is in an elongated, 3,600-year-long elliptical orbit around the Sun. Sitchin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 25 languages.
Sitchin's ideas have been resoundingly rejected by scientists, academics, historians (including Sumerologists, Orientalists and Assyriologists) and anthropologists who dismiss his work as pseudoscience and pseudohistory. His work has been criticized for flawed methodology, ignoring archaeological and historical evidence, and mistranslations of ancient texts as well as for incorrect astronomical and scientific claims.
What if the Anunnaki Gold, is not physical Gold? May be it's a metaphor for the Gold in humans? The liquid Gold, Adrenochrome?
Whatever it is, the anunnaki seem to be long gone, or hiding somewhere around, or in the underground of the Planet Earth. And some say the they will come back soon, along with their planet Niburu.
We're not mining experts, but we wonder: why did the Anunnaki had to make slaves, the human race, to work in their Gold mines? Why not using remote controlled fully automated mining equipment and robots.
Perhaps they created humans to work with advanced alien-tech mining machines. The human body is an advance machine.
Did the Anunnaki created the human to function as a biological robot?
They came for our gold
The Anunnaki, i.e. beings from another planet called Nibiru, landed on Earth during that time. In the Christian Bible, they were called the “Nefilim” which was mistranslated as either “giant” or “fallen angels.” According to Sitchin, this term actually means, in Hebrew, “Those who have come down from the heavens to the earth.”
Why did the Anunnaki or Nefilim come to Earth? According to Sitchin, it was to find gold, which their planet needed to protect their atmosphere from harmful radiation. They were faced with a similar problem that we now face on Earth, the growing hole in our ozone layer. To protect the planet Nibiru, they needed to suspend gold particles in the atmosphere as a shield.
Source: lifestyle.inquirer.net - 3.18.2013
Gold: Why Anunnaki From Planet Nibiru Came To Earth 450,000 Years Ago
To Lahma, “In the councils of the learned, to heal the breach in the atmosphere, were two suggestions. Use gold, within the Hammered Belt [Asteroids] abundant. To finest powder, gold could be ground, lofted high to heaven, suspended it could remain.
Source: humansbefree.com - 7.28.2018
An alternative theory on the origins of mining
... gold was an exceptionally rare metal on Nibiru and so it was decided to exploit the earth’s more abundant gold resource. Thus, the Anunnaki “launched Mission Earth to obtain it”.
Sitchin goes on to explain that at first the Anunnaki tried to obtain the precious metal effortlessly from the waters of the Persian Gulf. But, as is well known, the extraction of the earth’s natural resources cannot be achieved without significant time and effort. Thus, when Operation Persian Gulf failed, the Anunnaki embarked on toilsome mining operations in Southern Africa, a region that was known to be host to extensive gold deposits.
For many thousands of years, the Anunnaki exploited the rich gold deposits in what is today South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania.
However, some 300 000 years ago, the Anunnaki assigned to the African mines mutinied over their dissatisfaction with their working conditions (Sound familiar?).
The Anunnaki were still in desperate need of gold so, in order to circumvent the dissatisfaction of the miners, it was decided to create a breed of miners who would effectively be slave workers on the Southern African gold mines. Sitchin states: “It was then that the chief scientist (Enki) and the chief medical officer (Ninhursag) of the Anunnaki used genetic manipulation and in vitro fertilisation techniques to create ‘primitive workers’ – the first Homo Sapiens – to take over the back-breaking toil in the gold mines.”
Source: miningweekly.com - 1.20.2012
Khazad-dûm - The Mines of Moria
A Journey in the Dark, the fourth chapter of the second book in The Fellowship of the Ring, is about a journey into a dangerous large mine, inside a mountain rock. The Fellowship of the Ring have to travel through these mines to reach their destination.
The stories and books of J.R.R. Tolkien, like: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are important elements in the culture and history of mankind. The writer of these stories, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, seem to have a strong connection with the historical records of the human collective mind. Or he had other ways to gain knowledge about ancient worlds and other life forms, who probably went extinct or escaped into the inner-Earth.
A Journey in the Dark
Gandalf told the fellowship that the only way under the mountains was through the Mines of Moria, underground tunnels in which a group of Dwarves led by Balin had disappeared years ago.
The Mines of Moria were famous for silver mithril and it was in search of this that Balin and his Dwarves had come to Moria. Gandalf told them that Bilbo had a coat of mail armour made of mithril and Frodo marvelled when he realised that Bilbo had gifted him with a suit of armour with a value worth the whole of the Shire.
Allegory of the Cave
Caves are naturally formed hollow structures in the Earth and mountains. And mines are man-made caves.
Both can be used as a symbol for the complex layers and depths of the human psyche and consciousness. The stories of Tolkien have also a great psychological and spiritual value. These stories are descriptions of a very ancient world, and the inner-world of the human mind as well.
One of famous example of using caves (or mines) as a metaphor for the human mind is Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms.
The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this.
In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire. Between the fire and the prisoners there is a parapet, along which puppeteers can walk. The puppeteers, who are behind the prisoners, hold up puppets that cast shadows on the wall of the cave. The prisoners are unable to see these puppets, the real objects, that pass behind them. What the prisoners see and hear are shadows and echoes cast by objects that they do not see.
Journey to the Inner Mine
Alchemical processes are involved when mining raw materials and changing these materials into products. The journey into the inner mind of one's psyche and (sub)consciousness is also partly steered by alchemical processes of the human body and brain.
Are your thoughts, dreams, desires and ideas being remote controlled mined?
Or are you the driver of your own biological mining vehicle, also known as; the human body, here in this world, mining for knowledge, information and raw spiritual 'materials', to construct your own reality?
Are you travelling through dark mines, like The Fellowship of the Ring in the stories of Tolkien? Or do you travel through your own mines, created by your mind, filled with your own spiritual Gold?
You decide for your self?
Raw lithium exports banned in Zimbabwe as demand and prices soar
Zimbabwe has banned the export of unprocessed raw lithium with immediate effect as part of efforts to have the key raw material in electric-vehicle batteries processed locally.
Source: mining.com - 12.20.2022
Prices will fall across metals and mining in 2023 – Woodmac
Mining, particularly battery metals, will receive a boost if other predictions from the Edinburgh-headquartered commodity market specialists pan out, including forecasts of a recovery in US solar installations, surging electric vehicle sales and IRA-like policies outside the US – but overall the outlook for the sector next year is dim.
Source: mining.com - 12.22.2022
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘can’t keep mining’ the time they were official royals
The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair says he understands that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are putting together another documentary series because they “can’t keep mining” the time they were official royals.
Source: skynews.com.au - 12.22.2022
Mining Industry Boosts Third Quarter Economic Growth In Several States
It is good to see the mining industry do well, since we will need a lot more mining if we want to increase our use of battery power.
Source: forbes.com - 12.23.2022
Columbia Closes Giant Mine
Colombia puts the brakes on giant Glencore mine as water dries up
Colombia's El Cerrejón is considered the largest open-pit coal deposit in Latin America. Colombian President Gustavo Petro is reportedly seeking a "concerted exit" for Glencore, according to the news portal La Opinion.
The problem is that the site, located in the region of La Guajira on the Carribean Sea, drains water needed by local indigenous communities, according to La Opinion, which was cited by Swiss news agency Keystone-SDA late Friday.
Source: swissinfo.ch - 9.9.2023
Bags of Stones Instead of Nickel
These stones are like dominos.
LME rocked by new nickel scandal after finding bags of stones
The London Metal Exchange has discovered bags of stones instead of the nickel that underpinned a handful of its contracts at a warehouse in Rotterdam, in a revelation that will deliver another blow to confidence in the embattled exchange.
The amount of metal represents just 0.14% of live nickel inventories on the LME, worth about $1.3 million at current prices, so the immediate impact on metals markets is limited. But the shock announcement has much wider implications: in an industry riddled with scandals, the LME’s contracts are viewed as unquestionably safe. The news that even a few of them have been compromised will raise fresh questions about its systems and procedures while the 146-year old exchange is still wading through the fallout of its last nickel crisis.
Source: mining.com - 3.17.2023
An Australian mining corporation lost a radioactive capsule. The capsule, containing cesium 137 fell off a truck.
Australia: Mining giant sorry for losing radioactive device
A mining company, Rio Tinto, apologized on Sunday for the loss of a highly radioactive capsule over a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) stretch of road in Western Australia.
The capsule, which contains a small amount of radioactive cesium 137, is about 6 millimeters in diameter and 8 millimeters tall.
Source: dw.com - 1.30.2023
The hunt is on for a tiny radioactive capsule missing in Australia
Authorities were scouring an 870-mile stretch of the area, almost the length of California, on Monday while the mining giant said it was sorry for losing the radioactive device.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore said it was undertaking an internal investigation into how the potentially lethal and radioactive substance, which is commonly used within gauges in mining operations, could be lost.
Source: nbcnews.com - 1.30.2023
Peru is in a process of liberation. The return of the tribes.
Tourism and mining industries cutting operations in Peru because of political protests
The tourism industry and mining corporations in Peru are suspending or cancelling operations because of the escalating political protests in the country with dozens of people killed in clashes with security forces.
Source: mercopress.com - 1.30.2023
Underground cities. tunnels and the salt mines of Soledar and Bakhmut. These are the main elements in a new chapter of the Russia's military campaign in Ukraine and the media theater.
The big question of course is: what or who exactly is being hidden in those salt mines?
Russia claims control of salt mine town Soledar
MOSCOW — Russia says it has taken control of Ukrainian salt-mine town Soledar after a months-long battle, calling it an "important" step for its offensive.
Source: saudigazette.com - 1.13.2023
The 'Underground Cities' of the Soledar and Bakhmut Salt Mines
"The system of Soledar and Bakhmut mines, which is actually a network of underground cities, can not only [hold] a big group of people at a depth of 80-100 meters, but also tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, which can move about there,"
Source: newsweek.com - 1.9.2023
The financial prize of huge salt mines could have driven Russia's Wagner Group to sacrifice 1,000 men to capture the city of Bakhmut, says White House
The US believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin's ally Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the mercenary Wagner Group, wants valuable salt and gypsum from mines near Bakhmut in Ukraine, a White House official said.
Source: businessinsider.com - 1.7.2023
Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt.
Director; Phillip Noyce
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor