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Why won't they mention how they found the Beaconsfield Miners?

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posted on May, 3 2006 @ 01:16 PM
A guy at work raised the possibility that a conspiracy surrounds how the Beaconsfield miners were found on Sunday. He asked me to post this thread and see if others share his suspicions. For those who are unfamiliar with the event, just over a week ago, three miners got trapped in a mine shaft in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia. One of the miners died, and hope was all but lost that the other two would be found alive and rescued. It came as a real surprise on Sunday afternoon, to hear that the miners were still alive, however my work colleague suspects the reasoning behind police concealing the method used to find the miners. Personally, I don't think there is anything strange about knowing where two guys stuck in a mine shaft a kilometre below the surface are, but I'm happy to action his request and see what response he gets. Any thoughts?

posted on May, 3 2006 @ 02:04 PM

I would imagine:

1) They used small blasts to reach the area where they thought they were
2) They used drills to test for pockets
3) They used a communications method (line with speaker/mike) to communicate to the air pocket to see if anyone was there.

No big deal.

Look up occupational health and safety



posted on May, 3 2006 @ 03:59 PM
Thanks jumpspace, I see no big deal in all of this either. However I think my colleague is getting at the fact that police do not wish to give any details on how they found them as if they are hiding something. I'll pass your response on to him.

posted on May, 3 2006 @ 04:25 PM
I doubt that there has been anything untoward.

The machine they have working at the moment (9meteres at last count) is no secret. There was a really good graphic on TV last night - it might have Channel 9, it was on TVNZ. It's quite logical.

An earthquake caused the collpase. That's about it.

I hope that the guys will be ok, they have their iPod with country music, drawings from their kids, deodorant, chocolate, and fresh water. Hey, all I would need now would be some beer and west Tasmanian Gold.

Can't wait for the teledrama, book, and appearances on Rove.

posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 10:44 AM

Originally posted by Mr Gunter
Can't wait for the teledrama, book, and appearances on Rove.

Looks like the full account will be made clear soon.

TRAPPED under a pile of rocks, Todd Russell was beginning to die, his life flashing before his eyes. In this edited extract from Tony Wright's new book, Bad Ground, co-worker Brant Webb battles frantically to dig him out.

I will read this book, as i am interested in this and how the rescuers worked out their plan.

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