The Weird & Wonderful World of Mining

"Sure, you might not be a pop culture guru, but if you’re in our industry, we’re sure you have some interesting mining facts, stories, statistics or records up your sleeve…" Mining IQ says.

The group is putting together a new book focused on the trivia of mining – The Weird & Wonderful World of Mining – which will be a book of records for the industry.

Mining IQ is asking readers to submit their favourite/weirdest/ most interesting facts, statistics, and records about the world of mining.

Some of the trivia already collected are gems such as ''the Luck of the Irish' is an old mining expression that came out of the gold and silver rush years in the late 19th century'; '69 days is the longest time survived underground after a mining disaster – a world record set after the Chilean San Jose mine rescue'; and 'the marble used in the construction of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier came from the Colorado Yule Quarry'.

The group is looking to compile all these facts into a single mining record book, with all those who submit facts in line to receive a free book.


To submit a fact email them at

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