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Mining Disasters Around the World

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Mining Disasters Around the World game quiz
"Mining for anything underground has always been one of the most dangerous professions in the world. This quiz will include different kinds of incidents from around the world."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. In 1992 the Westray mine in Nova Scotia, Canada became the site of a methane explosion that killed 26 miners less than a year after the mine was opened. What power source were they mining for?
    Uranium
    Petroleum
    Radium
    Coal


2. On May 2, 1972 at the Sunshine mine near Kellogg, Idaho, 91 miners lost their lives in an underground fire while mining for which precious metal?
    Platinum
    Uranium
    Silver
    Gold


3. In 1907, between 300-500 miners were killed in the Monongah mining disaster in West Virginia. It was was one of the worst mining accident in America. Only one miner survived. He was killed 19 years later in which ironic manner?
    Hit by a cue ball
    Struck by lightning
    Mining accident
    Polar bear attack


4. On May 10th, 1995, at the Vaal Reef mine in South Africa, over 100 miners died in which kind of rather unusual mining accident?
    Explosion
    Fall down an elevator shaft
    Volcanic eruption
    Mine flooded with raw petroleum


5. In June, 1998, flooding caused by torrential downpours caused the deaths of at least 100 miners in Tanzania who were mining for which highly valued blue gemstone?
    Sapphire
    Tanzanite
    Turquoise
    Jade


6. The Beaconsfield mine collapse in Tasmania, Australia, was caused by which natural phenomena?
    Earthquake
    Volcanic eruption
    Tornado
    Tsunami


7. In what has become known as the El Teniente Mining accident, over 355 men died after breathing what deadly gas?
    Hydrogen Cyanide
    Hydrogen Sulphide
    Carbon Monoxide
    Carbon Dioxide


8. As far as loss of life, the Senghenydd Coal Mining disaster was the worst 20th century mining accident in Britain.
    True
    False


9. On April 26, 1942, one of the worst mining disasters in recorded history occurred at the Honkeiko Colliery in which Asian country?
    Turkey
    China
    Belize
    Yemen


10. The 2010 Copiapo mining accident in Chile made global news when it was discovered that 33 miners were still alive underground. What had they been mining for?
    Diamonds
    Copper
    Salt
    Plutonium


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Compiled Apr 26 15