Earth Sculpture Welcomes World; Delegates Visit Latest Landmark

The Journal (Newcastle, England), October 8, 2012 | Go to article overview

Earth Sculpture Welcomes World; Delegates Visit Latest Landmark


Byline: Dave Black ? 07884 117069 ? dave.black@ncjmedia.co.uk

AMASSIVE earth sculpture created as part of a North East opencast coal operation has been displaying her ample charms to leading figures from the international mining industry. Delegates attending the annual EU-India Coal Working Group conference were brought to the region to view the stunning PS3m Northumberlandia artwork - the 400m-long figure of a naked, reclining female built at the Shotton opencast site near Cramlington. The conference is a forum for senior mining industry personnel from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the business and learn from each other's experiences.

This year's event in Leeds featured speakers from the Indian Government, the European Commission and mining businesses in Asia, Australia, Germany, Spain and the UK.

It was attended by representatives of Banks Mining, which operates the Shotton site and funded the Northumberlandia earth sculpture along with the Blagdon Estate.

Banks planning director Philip Baker, and projects director Barney Pilgrim, gave a presentation at the two-day event on best practice in surface mining, environmental standards and the way in which the company works with local communities. Delegates then travelled up to Northumberland to take a tour of the 300-hectare Shotton site, and get a close-up look at the so-called Goddess of the North, which was formed from 1.5m tonnes of rock, clay and soil extracted from the mine.

Philip Baker said: "Banks is acknowledged as an industry leader when it comes to the environmental practices we develop and the community work we undertake, and it was a real honour for us to be invited to talk about them in front of such a high-level audience. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Earth Sculpture Welcomes World; Delegates Visit Latest Landmark
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.