Here is an email a friend received and forwarded to me: Mining IQ has grown accustomed to our members sharing interesting mining related facts with us. So used to it, in fact, that we’d almost started to take it for granted. Almost…
In a recent Mining IQ team meeting we had a revelation. This stuff is really interesting! It gives us great pleasure to learn about these mining facts, stories and obscure statistics. It makes us laugh, educates us, entertains us and most of all – gives us an even greater appreciation for this industry we
And so – in a moment of serendipity – we decided to create the world’s first … *drum roll please*
‘Weird and Wonderful World of Mining’ Book of Records!
It’s going to be a little bit like the Guinness Book of Records – only not as official and certainly not as authoritative! Our aim is to compile all the fabulous and surprising facts that you share with us about the mining industry, including a few of our own for good measure.
A few starters to whet your appetites – did you know…?
‘The Luck of the Irish’ is an old Mining Expression that came out of the gold and silver rush years in the second half of the 19th century…
69 days is the longest time survived underground after a mining disaster – and this world record was set after the Chilean San Jose mine rescue…
The marble used in the construction of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier came from the Colorado Yule Quarry.
So where does this leave you? We want you to submit your favourite / weirdest / most interesting facts, statistics and records from the mining world to us. And we will compile all of these facts into a crazy mining book of records for your delight, delectation and education. Obviously we’ll ensure that all of you who submit facts for inclusion are the first to receive the final e-book!
Join us in the weird and wonderful world of mining – send us a fact today! Deadline for submissions is Friday 11th May.