Here is a link to a new epublication by the Australian mining-wizz site MiningiIQ. I thank them for bringing it to my attention. It is easy to download and to read. And it is fun–well just maybe sometimes dispiriting. Sad facts about horrendous mining accidents, child labor in the old mines, and ugly big diamonds of no use to anyone I know.
Made me begin to wonder about the weirdness of mining which is probably what the compilers intended for they call it the Weird and Wonderful World of Mining. Jacquie Bran tells me they have been working on this epublication for some six months and intend to keep adding to it. I will look back again regularly to see what they add.
Here is the press release Jacquie sent me:
Mining IQ is proud to present The Weird and Wonderful World of Mining. This mining guide e-book contains hundreds of interesting and valuable facts to be shared and enjoyed throughout the mining industry and community.
The book, born from a discussion about all the crazy trivia within the mining industry, has been compiled not only by the Mining IQ team but also from a plethora of Mining IQ members and the outer mining community who have shared with us their favourite titbits.
Mining IQ member Peter Douglass was one of the first to download the eBook and said “Just printed out your Edition 1 and couldn’t put it down until I had read every article. It was fun!!! Make sure you keep the articles short and easy to read – no big words, I’m from North Queensland!!! Keep on truckin’ to your team. Well done”
The e-book contains 10 chapters covering a huge range of topics from historical and famous to business and the community. We will be releasing the e-book two chapters at a time and edition 1 will contain the chapters – Mining in the Community & Largest/ Most Heaviest.
Mining IQ is sure the industry will enjoy The Weird and Wonderful World of Mining just as much as we did putting it together.
If you are interested in advertising in The Weird and Wonderful World of Mining please contact Courtney Green, eMarketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 2 9229 2426