Indigenously developed mines include the EM 52 rocket-propelled rising mine
, which closely resembles the first Russian "Cluster" [NATO code name] rising mine
and is believed to be powerful enough to break the keel of an aircraft carrier; the EM 55 (submarine laid); and the EM 56 rising mine
Investment, which dropped 7 per cent last year, will gain in this year's first half as scrap sales decline and central banks buy the metal, countering a drop in jewellery demand and rising mine
You would think a higher gold price would lead to rising mine
production - but that is not happening.
UK Coal say the coal would be sterilised by rising mine
water from the old workings, but I have been told that the road within the proposed site is already flooded with mine water.
China currently produces the EM11 bottom-influence mine; the EM31 moored mine; the EM32 moored influence mine; the EM52 rocket-propelled rising mine
; and, the EM-53 ship-laid bottom influence mine which is remotely controlled by a shore station.
However, China appears to be providing an advanced naval mine, the EM-52 rising mine
, that will significantly enhance Iranian mining capabilities.
The Potland Burn site is the next on the list, and UK Coal are once again claiming that a valuable energy reserve will be sterilised forever, by rising mine
water from Ellington mine, which they themselves closed unnecessarily.