Saturday, January 31, 2009

1000 visitors!

I was checking my server statistics this morning, and I noticed that Mining Mayhem has had 1000 visitors. It's happened a lot quicker than I've expected.

I'd like to thank everyone that's visited the site, and especially those who have come back. I hope you all enjoy the site, and keep finding interesting things to come back for.

I'd also like to thank all of those who've passed Mining Mayhem along by word-of-mouth.

Interesting statistics:
Visitors by Month:
May: 2
June: 2
July: 32
August: 56 (Got a lot of referrals from blogger's 'next blog' link up top)
September: 38
October: 34
November: 46
December: 383 (Huge spike from people looking for pictures of Curragh's boom incident. Sorry, I still don't have any.)
January: 430

Visitors by Country:
1. Australia (536)
2. USA (246)
3. Laos (51)
4. Canada (16)
5. UK (14)
6. South Africa (12)
7. Indonesia (10)
8. Germany (8)
9. Mongolia (8)
10. Switzerland (7)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lifting fire

This set of spectacular pictures comes from the BMA Blackwater mine in Queensland, Australia. In this, a section of coal has caught on fire (coal is quite susceptible to spontaneous combustion). Rather than have the fire spread to other coal, the dragline here is picking up the burning coal in its bucket and putting it on the spoil pile, where it will be smothered under rock and dirt.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So close

Just a few more metres, and he would've joined the rollover brigade.