Pike River mine videos and photos
View images from Sunday 19 December 2010
View images from Sunday 12 December 2010
View image from Tuesday 7 December 2010
View images from Sunday 5 December 2010
View videos from Friday 3 December 2010
View images from Thursday 2 December 2010
View images and video from Wednesday 1 December 2010
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Above: Cap on vent shaft weighed down with sandbags and cement.
Tuesday 7 December 2010 The picture shows the vent shaft this morning.
No flames are visible from the vent and heating is much reduced.
An operation has begun to extinguish the fire coming from the vent shaft of the Pike River mine and cool the surrounding concrete pad.
At present temperatures around the shaft make it impossible to approach safely.
The two images below show conditions at the vent today, Sunday 5 December.
These five videos show the Gorniczy Agregat Gasniczy (GAG) jet inertisation unit in operation at the Pike River mine today, Friday 3 December.
Note: the videos show steam around the engine, NOT smoke.
These images all show the Gorniczy Agregat Gasniczy (GAG) jet inertisation unit, in operation at the Pike River mine this morning, Thursday 2 December.
The GAG engine being operated at the Piker River mine site.
Steam around the portal into the Pike River mine as the GAG engine is operating.
A view of the GAG engine extending out from the mine portal.
These images and videos were taken on Friday 26 and Sunday 28 November 2010 above Pike River mine. They show the damage caused at the mine after the third and fourth explosions.
Two videos of the fourth blast, Sunday 28 November
These four images show the vent area after the explosion on Friday 26 November, and show the vent intact.
These four images show smoke billowing from the vent shaft vertical column after the fourth explosion on Sunday 28 November.