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Mining Disasters Around the World
"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
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?
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?
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?
Struck by lightning
Polar bear attack
Hit by a cue ball
On May 10th, 1995, at the Vaal Reef mine in South Africa, over 100 miners died in which kind of rather unusual mining accident?
Fall down an elevator shaft
Mine flooded with raw petroleum
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?
The Baconsfield Mine collapse in Tasmania, Australia, was caused by which natural phenomena?
In what has become known as the El Teniente Mining accident, over 355 men died after breathing what deadly gas?
As far as loss of life, the Senghenydd Coal Mining disaster was the worst 20th century mining accident in Britain.
On April 26, 1942, one of the worst mining disasters in recorded history occurred at the Honkeiko Colliery in which Asian country?
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?
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Compiled Jun 28 12