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Illegal goldmine collapses in Indonesia’s Sulawesi province killing at least six people, several missing

Rescuers in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province were searching for survivors after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed six people, officials said on Thursday. Teams comprising police, military and the local disaster agency deployed heavy machinery to help the search in the village of Buranga after the landslide on Wednesday evening. At least […]

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Chinese miners trapped in a gold mine since Jan 10 will have to wait 15 more days for rescue

Chinese miners trapped in a gold mine since January 10 may have to wait for 15 days more before they can be rescued because of a blockage on their intended escape route, officials said. A total of 22 workers were trapped underground after an explosion at the Hushan mine in Qixia, a major gold-producing region […]

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Diamond Mining

A 50 year old wage labourer found a diamond worth ₹1.5 cr in mining area of Panna Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand district. Motilal Prajapati leased a small plot to diamond dig. To his luck the third generation diamond digging family sealed fate after finding a 42.59 carat diamond. Ironically Prajapati’s first name ‘Motilal’ means diamonds/gems in […]