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Nullagine WA - Gold Exploration - Australian Outback

Nullagine Gold has long been sought. Conglomerate rocks make up most of the hills surrounding Nullagine. The Mosquito Creek Formation is a succession of Archaean siliciclastic rocks that occupies much of the central part of the MCB in the northern part of the Archaean Pilbara Craton of Western Australia. The formation is deformed and has been metamorphosed under low-grade (sub-greenschist to greenschist) conditions.



Areas Explored included:
Nullagine
Balfour Downs - Rooneys Find Mine
Sunday Hill 
Mount Edgar ...

















Beatons Pool - Nullagine - Western Australia


Zaheer Bux - BCD1 Borehole - Nullagine - Western Australian Outback


Near Rooneys Find Mine - Balfour Downs Station - Western Australia

Prospectors Gold - Nullagine - Western Australia

On the Road to Sundays Hill - Western Australia Outback

Back in Nullagine Exploring Old Gold Mine Workings


A Future in Space

Elon Musk is South African... and so are we... and he holds all our African Hopes for Space Exploration ... Considering we have not been back to the Moon again the world was sceptical ... not flat earth wierdos... We Africans are not stupid... We know the world aint flat ... but we wonder alot...

The late 2000's a guy by the name of Elon Musk popped up... and had glorious ideas of Space Exploration... Our Business Geotechnical Solutions was about 1 year old... Musk had formed Space Exploration Technologies and it was facing similar challenges... Musk needed money, clients and trust... Boeing and the gang were rooting for his failure...




A Launch Date was announced ... So on Facebook we gathered... Space X Mission Control, its Employees and us... The little hopefulls worldwide... The was no announcements or commentators...The rocket was launched... And Failed... Everyone was crushed... All that hard work and hope instantly exploded...

Days on... Musk announced that he had secured funding for 2 more launches... Hope was restored and we loved it... Dragon was launched and we watched as it reached the International Space Station... Space X mission control and the staff were a success... The rest as they say is History...

However the real history was written yesterday the 06 February 2018 (06/02/2018)... Falcon Heavy Launched... Returned its boosters to earth and it all looked Sci-Fi and spectacular... We as South Africans are proud of Elon Musk and His Brilliant Team at Space X... We as the world and Humanity are even more proud... This humble man deserves much success...




Image Sources - SpaceX and Fox News... Video Source - SpaceX - Youtube

Article by GeoSolEarth Staff - 07 February 2018









More Drakensberg Videos... Drakensberg Adventure

On Other Travel Blogs ... Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve





Geothermal Heat Energy Extraction from Boreholes

Shallow geothermal energy – high efficient heating and cooling of hotel complexes and commercial buildings with borehole heat exchanger systems as seasonal storage for heat and cold




The utilization of shallow geothermal energy with borehole heat exchangers and heat pumps for heating and cooling of buildings is very popular in Europe due to low costs of operation and high operating reliability. These systems have the highest rates of growth of all energy supply systems in Europe.

In order to provide a productive and comfortable climate for a living and working environment, buildings have an anti-cyclical demand of heat and cold. During the summer, when abundant heat is available, they have to be air-conditioned, while in wintertime, when cold is at disposal, the buildings have to be heated. Especially the heat and cold supply for hotels and commercial buildings is a challenge, as their huge energy demand needs to be satisfied with a reliable and cost-effective solution. This solution are borehole heat exchangers, which use the huge energy storage potential of the underground with up to 400 m deep boreholes and turn it into an anti-cyclic heat reservoir.



Excessive space heat from air-conditioning in summer will not simply be blown into the atmosphere. The heat is transferred into the underground via the borehole heat exchangers and will increase the existing heat potential of the earth. The same system is used to extract the heat in winter from the underground and make it available for the heating of the building with a heat pump.


Compared to conventional systems, the cost of operation of ground-coupled heat pumps is very low. A minimum of 75% of the heat will be provided by the underground. Depending on the design, the cooling mode requires only electricity for a circulation pump. A borehole heat exchanger system can be operated 50% cheaper than a conventional heating and cooling system, where the heating and the air-conditioning unit work independent from each other.



With professional and optimized planning the utilization of shallow geothermal energy is the most economical system for the combination of heating and air-conditioning, especially for larger buildings. The investigation and evaluation of a shallow geothermal energy supply with regards to the requirements of the building services and the local site conditions has to be conducted by a professional consultant. The technical knowledge of an expert is needed from the first planning phase to the completion for a successful implementation of an optimized system.


By human terms, nearly inexhaustible shallow geothermal potential as a renewable energy. They can be ideally combined with other systems, like CHP, solar collectors, and photo-voltaic systems. Borehole heat exchanger systems can provide the base load day and night, as they are independent of sun or wind and they are an ideal solution for buildings with a high energy demand, like hotels and commercial buildings. South Africa is a perfect location for this technology – commercial buildings, like shopping centers and office buildings can be supplied with a perfect heating and cooling system with essential savings for operation costs. Drilling equipment is available for a reasonable price and the underground conditions are perfect in many parts of the country.

Dr. Frank Frauenstein - Email Me                        

 




Gold Exploration - Central Rand Goldfield - Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG'S gold mining industry was established when a large gold reef was accidentally discovered on a remote farm in 1886, triggering a massive gold rush by thousands of speculators. 


































The City of Johannesburg is littered with Defunct shafts, Old Mine Workings and Mine Waste Dumps... all a history to the name Egoli - The City of Gold... The Powerhouse of Africa... 



































Within 10 years, there was a fully fledged town on the same spot; within 30 years it was South Africa's largest city. Today Johannesburg is Africa's biggest city, ringed by the deepest gold mines in the world.




The Central Rand Goldfield - Johannesburg



Consolidated Main Reef - Diamond Drilling - Bird Reef
Diamond Drilling - Consolidated Main Reef - Kimberley Reef
RC Gold Drilling - Crown Mines





Nullagine Gold Exploration - Australian Outback


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