Category Archives: Mining

In for a Penny, Out with a Pounding

Off the Top of My Head  Book Review: “The Last Front Line: Building the Paparoa Great Walk” by Brendan O’Dwyer  By Paul Murray  It’s a long way from Tipperary to the wilds of the Paparoa National Park on the West Coast of the South Island … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Adventure, Book Review, Brendan O'Dwyer, DOC, Environment, Historical, Karamea, Mining, Mountain Biking, MTB, Nature, New Zealand, Paparoa, Paul Murray, South Island, Tourism, Tramping, Travel, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Salt of the Earth: The Art of Polish Miners

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Art, Education, Historical, Mining, Photography, Religion, Social Commentary, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fat Cats

Forget Bill Gates, the richest man in history lived in Mali… 700 years ago He was a despot who ruled swathes of West Africa and made a fortune from salt and gold. Now, Mansa Musa I has been named the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Banking, Business, Economics, Historical, Media, Mining, Money, Photography, Politics, Social Commentary, Uncategorized, United States | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Off the Top of my Head: Musings from a MountainTop

High on Denniston Plateau Seeking Balance Between Economy and Environment By Paul Murray High on a mountaintop overlooking the Tasman Sea hard-hatted men in convoys of white utes patrol the plateau and make plans to uncover the riches beneath the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Coal, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kahurangi National Park, Karamea, Mining, West Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment