The Pike River Mining Accident

Written on 22nd November 2010

With the tragic mine explosion on New Zealand’s West Coast on my mind, I thought it would be interesting to explore some of the astrology of the event, looking particularly at its connection with the New Zealand chart, as well as with previous mining disasters in the country.

The explosion happened at about 3:30 pm on Friday 19th November 2010, in an underground coal mine about 50 km NE of Greymouth, West Coast, leaving 29 miners trapped at least 1.5 km in from the mine’s entrance. At the time of writing, a rescue has not yet been attempted, for fear of explosive gases which continue to accumulate in the mine. It is no known if the miners have survived the explosion or the entrapment.


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