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Boom to Bust, Australia Mining Town Prospects Dim
 
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Across Australia, mining towns like Emerald are hurting as China's appetite for resources exports wanes. What does the future hold for locals? Photo/Video: Paolo Bosonin Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
Views: 8226 Wall Street Journal
WA mining town goes from bust to boom
 
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The West Australian mining town of Ravensthorpe has gone from boom to bust and back again in the two years since the global financial crisis.
Views: 14804 ABC News (Australia)
A case of boom or bust in mining town
 
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The housing crisis in Gladstone forces locals out of town.
Small Australian mining towns struggle in declining economy
 
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Australia's economy is adjusting to the end of a big mining boom and many small mining towns are struggling. CCTV’s Greg Navarro reported this story from Muswellbrook, Australia.
Views: 2738 CGTN America
Business: Arizona's Copper-Mining Towns
 
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Surging global demand for copper is driving a boom in Arizona's copper-mining towns. Residents have ridden the boom / bust cycle of copper-mining for years.
Views: 1224 The New York Times
Boom to Bust | 9 News Perth
 
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If you listen to businesses in the Pilbara, it's biting hard - and if you listen to mining workers, it's as tough as it's been - but the Premier is hosing down WA's mining slow-down.
Views: 11297 9 News Perth
Mining towns offer hard life
 
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Residents of Karratha and other north-west Australian mining towns are struggling with high house prices and absent amenities.
Views: 1825 ABC News (Australia)
Australian mining brings wave of riches
 
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Thousands of tradespeople commute from Perth by plane, working 12-hour shifts on 24-hour-a-day mining operations. Even the newest qualified earn well over $100,000 a year, but the money has consequences: In towns near mines, prices for everything from property to services are high. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Western Australia.
Views: 6796 Al Jazeera English
Living History in Butte: My Favorite Forgotten Montana Boom-Gone-Bust Town
 
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Evel Knieval's childhood playground, Butte Montana is rough and tumble Wild West frontier city through and through. Located in the Silver Bow Creek, the city was put on the map as a mining boomtown in the late 19th century and lays claim to be the “Richest Hill On Earth” thanks to the profitable minerals extracted underground. During its heyday, Butte grew into a thriving city and is now home to the second largest national historic district after New Orleans. On a visit you don’t want to miss an Underground Walking Tour. A highlight stop is the the Roaring 20’s Rookwood Speakeasy in the basement of the former Rockwood Hotel. Inside, a musty smell adrifts and you can imagine the room in its heyday in the 20’s with jazz, flappers and gambling. With such an extensive mining history, a trip to Butte should also include a trip to the World Museum of Mining, which is built on actual mine yard: The Orphan Girl. The tour also lets you peep into a shaft station, used to bring miners up and down to the veins below the city of Butte. Towards the end of the tour, we were all told to turn our headlamps off to see what total darkness looks like, and then with just a small flicker, what it was like with the faint glow of candles workers depended on in the beginning mining era. It should come as no surprise that a town with a rugged individualism mentality like Butte's also has its own distillery making spirits with names tied to Butte’s mining past. At Headframe Sprits, owned by Butte raised John McKee and his wife Courtney, you will find everything from gin and whiskey to vodka and bourbon. Head to the old fashioned bar tasting room to sample the liquor and the cocktails they create from it. The top seller is the Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur, which is named for the mine. It’s similar to Bailey’s in taste and is mixed with Root Beer to create my favorite, the Dirty Orphan Girl cocktail.
Views: 1216 Carri Wilbanks
Australia's economic boom is bust for some
 
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Australia's economy - the "wonder from Down Under" - continues to perform well despite a predicted China slowdown. But not all Aussies are reaping the benefits of the resource-rich country's success. Duration: 02:28
Views: 1836 AFP news agency
Hudson Nevada  -  Part 1 "From Boom To Bust Little Remains"
 
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Hudson Nevada came to be in 1911 around the same time the Nevada Copper Railroad Company's tracks were laid that came through Wilson Canyon and eventually Hudson up to Ludwig, Mason, Wabuska, Yerington, Thompson Smelter and Nordyke. This town served as a freight and stage station in the heart of Smith Valley today known for its ranching specializing in the exportation of goods to other local mining towns such as Bodie and Ludwig. When the tracks were removed and the train was abandoned the town's growth ceased leaving behind what little remains of this booming town. Today all that remains is a couple structures, wagon, rusty remnants of the past and a few open plots of land where Hudson's residents once lived. With great views of the Singatse and Pine Nut Mountain this scenic ghost town is one of Nevada's hidden jewels forgotten by the elements of time we seek to uncover it. Today all the rusty relics of the pass, broken glass and piles of wood form a story of what once was. Included in this tour of Hudson is also EMF readings taken at the 5:01 & 11:12 timestamp's opening up the possibility that hidden energies lurk what once was!
Views: 184 AngelOfThyNight
How regional towns benefit from mining in NSW
 
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NSW Mining is helping to build communities and generate economic activity across NSW. There are around 40,000 people working in mining in NSW and our mines spend more than $6 billion a year with more than 8,000 businesses based in Sydney and mining regions like the Hunter Valley, Orange, Mudgee, Dubbo, Wollongong and the Illawarra and the far west. Whitehaven Coal is a cornerstone business is the state's north. It's employing more than 2,000 people and growing, generating an increasing economic return, creating jobs and achieving huge things as an employer of Indigenous Australia. NSW mining - Making the future possible. Find out more at www.nswmining.com.au or www.makingthefuturepossible.com.au.
Views: 176 NSW Mining
60 Minutes Australia: Boom to bust, part two (2017)
 
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It’s no secret that the big banks can be ruthless when they want their money back. But this story reveals a new low in their breathtaking arrogance. For more than 30 years Roy Lavis helped to build Cairns and turn it into the bustling tourist mecca it is today. His construction company also directly and indirectly employed several thousand locals. Roy’s business was so prosperous the Commonwealth Bank threw money at him and encouraged him to expand. In return he always paid them back on time, principal and interest. Everyone was a winner. Until suddenly the bank changed its mind. Reporter: Ross Coulthart Producer: Grace Tobin
Views: 19374 60 Minutes Australia
Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 3
 
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Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 3
Views: 211840 Mining Boom
"We Came Here to Make a Pile": Patterns of Boom and Bust in Montana
 
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Dale Martin provides examples of recurring episodes of boom—and the unanticipated aftermath of busts—that brought rapid changes to Montana's landscapes and communities. Most of this sudden rise and fall resulted from events and trends—changes in technology, distant markets, and two world wars—that occurred far beyond Montana's borders. Living in Butte in the 1980s, Martin witnessed firsthand the tumultuous hopes and disappointments of a mining town. Presented at the 2013 Montana History Conference in Sidney.
VIDEO: Tumco gold-mining town now a ghost town in Imperial Valley
 
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What was once a bustling gold-mining town with booms and busts spanning from the 1600s to the early 1900s is now a ghost town — Tumco. A few artifacts remain at the site to help tell the story of the once hardworking miners that inhabited the area. But for the most part, the town has been swallowed by time and the elements.
Views: 1706 ivpressonline
Mining boom is over_ Montgomery
 
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Roger Montgomery from Montgomery Asset Management looks at the Chinese data and its implications for Australian miners. Subscribe to our channel Australia has been one of the beneficiaries of China's economic growth over the last two years. Despite cooling . The West Australian mining town of Ravensthorpe has gone from boom to bust and back again in the two years since the global financial crisis. Australia is said to be the lucky country for Māori, many of whom are making their money working in the mines. But a new visa could see mining jobs go to cheap .
Views: 13 clementina tamae
Mining Boom Christmas Special
 
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Merry Christmas from Mining Boom​! Here's the video Deep Fried is quoting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIrWyr3HgXI
Views: 52318 Mining Boom
Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 2
 
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Boom Town To Ghost Town ( Coolgardie )
 
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Coolgardie is a small town in Western Australia, 558 kilometres (347 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 1,000 people.[1] Although Coolgardie is now known to most Western Australians as a tourist town and a mining ghost town, it was once the third largest town in Western Australia (after Perth and Fremantle). At this time, mining of alluvial gold was a major industry and supplied the flagging economy with new hope. Many miners suffered under the harsh conditions, but for a few, their finds made the hard work worthwhile. Most men, however, left poorer than they had started off, with their hopes dashed. The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area.[4] Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in the colony, with an estimated population of 5,008 (3,151 men and 1,857 women).[5] At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange. The town also supported a wide variety of businesses and services, including the railway connection between Perth and Kalgoorlie,[6] a swimming pool (first public baths in the state), many hotels and several newspapers. The value of Coolgardie to the colony in the late 1890s was so very significant that it was used as leverage to force Western Australia to join the Australian federation - Britain and the eastern colonies threatened to create a new state to be named Auralia around Coolgardie and other regional goldfields, such as Kalgoorlie, if the government in Perth did not agree to hold a referendum on federation. The Western Australian government reluctantly complied and a referendum was held just in time to become a founding state in the new federation. When federation did occur in 1901, Coolgardie was the centre of a federal electorate, the Division of Coolgardie. Soon after in November 1901, Alf Morgans from the state electorate of Coolgardie briefly became Premier of Western Australia. Albert Thomas, also of Coolgardie, was elected the first Member of Dundas, an electoral division south of Coolgardie. However, the gold began to decrease in the early 1900s, and by World War I, the town was in serious decline. The federal electorate was abolished in 1913 due to the diminished population, as many of its residents left for other towns where the gold was still plentiful, and it soon ceased to be a municipality. The situation remained unchanged throughout the century, as its population slipped to around 200 and it became a virtual ghost town. An example of this decline is that, in March 1896, Coolgardie's main street was lit by an electric light, but by April 1924, the same street was lit by four hurricane lamps. Despite this, many of the buildings from the town's peak were retained, which in recent years has helped start a small revival in the town's fortunes. The development of a tourist industry has once again created some employment in the town, resulting in a small increase in population. Coolgardie appears to be no longer in danger of dying. _____________________________________ Music By - Midnight Oil. Song title - "Blue Sky Mine:. _____________________________________ Intro & Outro - Song - Kevin Blight (Stratboy999) Graphics - Jeroen Oppers
Views: 538 VB Ed
Alcohol, boredom prompts violence in mining towns
 
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A new report shows drunken violence is rife in Queensland and Western Australia's mining communities.
Patience Mususa presentation
 
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What happens to mining towns when the economy goes boom and bust? NAI researcher Patience Mususa talks about her project in Zambia.
Views: 133 nai1962uppsala
Mining Boom- Sneak Peek 6
 
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Mining Boom- Sneak Peek 6
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Rhyolite Ghost Town, Nevada
 
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The fabulous wealth of boom-and-bust gold mining towns saw Rhyolite, Nevada, sprout in the desert above Death Valley for a few short years. Now, ghostly remnants of buildings bear witness to this fleeting fame. Rhyolite has been a favorite site for tourists, music videos, and artists.
Views: 148 MUSEUMERICA
Kelly, New Mexico
 
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In the 1800's there were over 3,000 folks living and working here. Today it's all over - Kelly was (is) a classic example of the "boom-and-bust" cycle of mining towns in the American West.
Views: 2069 Matt Middleton
BOOM OR BUST?
 
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Views: 1278 OilField Dad Chad
Gold Mining in Nevada
 
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http://www.allamericancoinandjewelry.com/index.html Video about gold mining in Nevada, another boom or bust gold cycle for the town of Elko NV because of the current rise in gold prices. At 1600 dollars per ounce this gold mining operation can afford to mine, when gold prices fall they will have to slow down the gold mining. If you have unwanted gold jewelry and live in Denver Colorado check out All American Coin and Jewelry to sell you gold and silver! http://5280click.com/gold-buyers/all-american-coin-and-jewelry/ Also buying and selling gold for Littleton, Englewood, Centennial and more! http://www.allamericancoinandjewelry.com/index.html
Views: 2693 Highlands Ranch
Boom and Bust at Killhope: the North of England Lead Mining Museum
 
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Pupils from Durham Johnston School spent the day learning about the lives of Victorian lead miners when they took part in Killhope's Boom and Bust education programme.
Views: 1895 Durham County Council
Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 4
 
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Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 4
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Mining boom threatens the Hunter Valley
 
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There are fears the foreign hunger for coal could threaten the Hunter Valley's world famous wines and the multi-million dollar thoroughbred industry.
Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 5
 
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Mining Boom: Sneak Peek 5
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Mining town
 
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The central Queensland town of Alpha is about to change forever after last week's approval of the state's largest coal mine. See more at tennews.com.au
Views: 783 TenQueenslandNews
Is Australia's mining boom losing steam?
 
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Australia has one of the strongest economies in the developed world, avoiding the recession that's affected so many other countries in recent years.     That's partly down to the country's rich mining sector, which makes up two-thirds of its exports.   But is the booming industry losing steam? Al jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports now from the remote Pilbara region in Western Australia.
Views: 4293 Al Jazeera English
Mining bust hits Australia's junior miners and explorers
 
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Segment from ABC's The Business (7 August 2013). Original HD video here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-07/mining-boom-comes-down-to-earth/4872298
Views: 364 Leithvo
Mining boom bust?
 
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A gloomy prediction today that the mining boom is fast running out of steam See more at tennews.com.au
Views: 335 Channel Ten
Charlie Angus: Historical mining economies have been boom & bust, is this still true today?
 
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Historical mining economies have been boom & bust, is this still true today? http://jalonedit.unice.fr/geo_canada/cours/accueil
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4/15/2015 -- Gold Rush! Bundy Ranch v2.0 Reloaded -- Oregon Mining town BLM takeover
 
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Check oldmarine1 for updates on this , he's staying on top of breaking news regarding this: https://www.youtube.com/user/theoldmarine1 ____ We all remember the BLM / Bundy Ranch standoff which occurred in 2014. Most people don't know, the Nevada land grab was NOT about "cattle". It was about Gold Butte,Nevada. Gold Butte is an old dormant butte volcano, and an old GOLD MINING TOWN which was shut down by the government between 1905 -1908. During World War 1 a large majority of the copper and silver used in the war came from around this location in Clark County Nevada. Ironically, 100 years ago is the time where Bundy claims his family began ranching the area. It is odd that the families that stayed behind AFTER the government shut down the post office (on purpose shut down to cut off supply to the town).... turned out to be ranchers --- and that was 100 years ago. Bundy, an old man now in 2015 must have been passed down a "family secret" about the Gold deposits, silver deposits, and other precious metals in the ground at Gold Butte, NV. The whole BLM land grab in 2014 was about Gold. Which is why Harry Reid wanted to strip mine the area and build a "solar farm" on Gold Butte after they level the mountainside and get the contents of the stripped surface and subsurface. ______ Gold Butte is located about 33 miles southeast of Glendale. Mica was first discovered here in 1873, and then gold in 1905. By the next year, a post office was built. A gold rush in 1908 brought in more people, and the townsite now had a hotel, livery stable, post office, mercantile, and several residences. Another camp named Copper City was started two miles west at the site of the short-lived Lincoln copper mine. By 1910 the gold rush was over and most mining operations ceased. No buildings remain, only a couple concrete slabs / foundations, two graves, and several old mine shafts. Mining is thought to have begun in the 1700’s when the Spanish left remnants of their efforts in the form of arrastras. An arrastra is a large flat rock hollowed out over which a donkey would drag another rock to crush the ore. There are four known arrastras in the Gold Butte townsite area. In the 1800’s mica was being mined and shipped from the area. Gold was discovered in 1906 and by 1907 Gold Butte was booming with a speculated population of 2,000. By 1909 the boom went bust and the post office was removed from the townsite of Gold Butte. Mining continued in the area as the Grand Gulch copper mine produced much of the needed copper for World War 1. The wagon trails that carried the copper to the St. Thomas railroad spur can still be followed to this day. The wagon masters’ signatures in wagon wheel axel grease tell the story on the sandstone walls of Mud Wash. ______ Now move forward to 2015, and we have Galice Oregon, and a repeat situation of the BLM coming in to a Gold mining town to seize land for their own use. Again we have locals who mine the land , who have a miners claim (by law) on land that is public use. Just like Nevada , Bundy, and Gold Butte, in Oregon we have Gold HILL nearby. A butte and a hill could be considered very much similar. Nearby volcanoes at each location tell the tale of the rich mineral deposits which must exist at both locations in NV, and OR. ______ http://www.friendsofgoldbutte.org/about/historical-resources/ https://www.google.com/search?q=gold+butte+nevada https://www.google.com/search?q=gold+butte+nevada+WWI+copper http://silverstateghosttowns.com/goldbutte.html http://kensphotogallery.blogspot.com/2015/01/daytrip-gold-butte-town-site-gold-butte.html
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"Ashcroft GHOST TOWN"  An Historical Mining Town in Aspen, Colorado.
 
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"Ashcroft GHOST TOWN" An Historical Mining Town in Aspen, Colorado USA by American Ghost Towns. Ashcroft, originally known as Castle Forks City then Chloride until 1882, was a mining town located ten miles (16 km) south of Aspen, Colorado, United States. A few buildings remain standing as a testament to the town's past. In the spring of 1880 two prospectors, Charles B. Culver and W.F. Coxhead left the mining boomtown of Leadville in search of silver deposits in the Castle Creek Valley. Silver was found and Coxhead promoted their discovery with zeal back in Leadville. When he returned to "Castle Forks City," as it had been dubbed, he found that 23 other prospectors had joined. By 1885 the town was home to about 3,500 people, had six hotels and 20 saloons. As quickly as the town went boom it went bust. The town's last resident, Jack Leahy, died in 1939, making Ashcroft an official ghost town. For a better Experience turn on Subtitles and translations. Vulture City Ghost Town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hk1Fez2OnM&index=24&list=PLOO0S6n6v01GENe1Z3RhLB60ojgfDH5vd&t=0s "American Ghost Towns" - OFFICIAL Channel Trailer - https://youtu.be/m6KpRBW16y0 All my Video's - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOO0S6n6v01GENe1Z3RhLB60ojgfDH5vd Follow American Ghost Towns on Twitter - https://twitter.com/USAGhostTowns Ashcroft on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashcroft,_Colorado About my Channel. Welcome to my channel, the OFFICIAL home of American Ghost Towns, I make video's about Ghost Towns in America and other parts of the world, with the HISTORY and FACTS about these towns. Also video's about Travel and People. Don't Forget to Like, Share and Subscribe here- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOFs9kGfVcPVMBILUokUt9g Thanks for visiting.
Views: 1836 American Ghost Towns
Inside Australia's coal bust
 
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Great segment from ABC's The Business, aired 28 October 2015. Original here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-28/inside-the-coal-bust/6893810
Views: 2900 Leithvo
Lake Valley Backcountry Byway
 
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This short byway in southwestern New Mexico takes you from a mining town that transitioned to a modern mountain hideaway, to a mining town that went bust when the boom burst.
Views: 138 NMScenicByways
British Columbia  Ghost Towns
 
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http://BcGHOSTtowns.com Gold Rush, Railroad, Silver, British Columbia Boom towns gone bust. BC collection "smalls" From BC Historian John Mitchell BCghostTOWNS.COM
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A trip through the ghost towns that tell Montana’s storied past
 
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To really get to know Montana, take a road trip to its old mining camps and ghost towns, places that tell the story of its Wild West gold, silver and copper past, along with their booms and busts. Start with a visit to Virginia City, a place miners flocked in 1863 in search of a big time payday. The old west Victorian gold mining town sprung up and today a walk along a wooden boardwalk shows partially restored historic buildings. Today, you will find period displays illustrating what life was like during the booming frontier days with everything from outfitted stables, old time carriages and toy stores complete with home made dolls and blocks. Next up, we visit Bannack State Park you will find one of America’s best preserved ghost towns. Bannack was the state’s first capital (until it moved to Virginia City after gold was discovered here) and in 1862 became the first place gold was discovered. Today, the town is preserved as it was during the gold-rush-era with more than 100 log buildings, some with decorative facades. During its peak, the town was home to hotels, bakeries, blacksmith shops, stables, a grocery store, brewery and saloons.
Views: 993 Carri Wilbanks
GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary)
 
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GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary) INCREDIBLE HISTORY DOCUMENTARY - In the early 19th century, California was a dusty outpost few Americans had visited. Settlers began to trickle west, but it wasn't until 1849 that the onslaught began the Gold Rush. Gold Rush Ghost Towns explores one of America's most fascinating periods: the glory days of the western Gold Rush.
Views: 572040 Wild West History
Australia's mining boom, good for all? | FT World Notebook
 
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Port Hedland may be one of the richest places in Australia, but for some of its original inhabitants, life is a struggle.The town has grown rich as an iron ore port, but there is a drastic shortage of social housing. The FT's Jamie Smyth talks to some aboriginals whose lives haven't benefited from the money flowing into Western Australia. ► FT World News: http://bit.ly/1Exp0iJ ► FT Business: http://bit.ly/1KUK08s For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
Views: 2753 Financial Times
Mining boom threatens Tasmania's forests
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The ancient forests of the Tarkine in north western Tasmania were protected by the Australian government as a site of "national heritage". But that listing has lapsed, and the government seems in no hurry to re-impose it. At the same time, resources companies are applying to mine the mineral-rich area, something that conservationists say is threatening the environment. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Tasmania.
Views: 3575 Al Jazeera English
Boom or Bust:  Public Lands, Private Profits
 
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https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=7945 As a nearby coal mine threatens majestic Bryce Canyon, an age-old fight over tourism versus extraction engulfs a small Utah town. Watch the full three-part series, "Public Lands, Private Profits" at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB22CDA7486946070&feature=view_all - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
Views: 687 NationalSierraClub
Copper Mining should NOT be done in certain places!
 
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In a speech at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn., author and filmmaker Bill Carter talked about copper mining and the copper industry around the world. He talked about what he learned in doing research for his book "Boom Bust Boom" and his concern for his family and friends in Bisbee, Ariz., and Bristol Bay, Alaska. He concluded, due to the always-present extremely large piles of hazardous waste material generated by copper mining, there are some places where copper mining absolutely should not be done. Bristol Bay in Alaska and the Arrowhead Region of Northeastern Minnesota are two such places. It is too late for Bisbee, Ariz., and numerous other historical copper mining districts as the permanent damage to the land and water has already been done.