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Old 14th Jan 2016, 17:45
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Long time indeed, oldpax. Re your challenge, googling "tweezers monument", "tweezers statue" and "tweezers sculpture", one of which I was sure would bring the answer up, returned nada.

The climate looks very dry, the site less than immaculate. What sort of building is that on the left? Is the monument linked to anything aviation-related? In a former colony perhaps? One of your elliptical clues would be useful.
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 19:17
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Helicopter rotor blades?
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Old 14th Jan 2016, 23:31
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Smile Hint of colonial days!

This marks an historic site and has a colonial connection,nice climate here !There is an animal connection to the monument,but not lions!!
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 02:02
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You are such a tease, oldpax! Kenya?

John Hill, rotor blades, damn sight better than tweezers!

Helicopters with animal names...?

Edit, having looked at the image again, they don't look like rotor blades, too tapered. But, as oldpax confirmed, aviation content is there.
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 03:45
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Cool No aviation content!

No aviation content?Not helo blades either!The metal this is made of gives a big clue and its not in Kenya!There is a Chinese connection as well!That should do it!!
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 12:50
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Ethiopia, Centre for Culture.

OH if correct.
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 14:19
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Cool Not Ethiopia!

OK heres a dead giveaway Cu was first found here about 1930!!!
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 14:33
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Luanshya, Zambia

OH if correct this time.
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 16:18
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Archaeological evidence suggests that people have been using copper for at least 11,000 years! I think what you're trying to say is that Copper was found in this place during 1930...


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Old 15th Jan 2016, 21:54
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oldpax I'm more bewildered than ever. I think rugmuncher's two posts were based on his having found an almost identical image in a WordPress site where the text referred to both the Ethiopian Centre for Culture and to Luanshya, Zambia but without definitively connecting the image to either place. He therefore shot blind at the first and then the second. No?

Your mention of copper having been discovered there in 1930 is a bit of a red herring. If indeed your challenge is located in Zambia, it had been discovered a good deal earlier.
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 23:15
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explanation

Sorry if confusion reigns!It is the Collier monument in Luanshya ,Zambia.The story is that a geological prospector called Collier had reached the end of his survey and shot a Roan antelope for food ,at the spot it fell he noticed a strange rock formation which turned out to be Copper bearing !!The copper smelter was started in 1931.So Rugmuncher ,you were correct!Sorry for confusion.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 18:27
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A last minute resurrection just for old times sake.

See if anyone can get their kicks with this one.

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Old 17th Mar 2016, 00:53
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Maybe time for a clue for the overnight shift.

The building to the right is a distinctive styled Amtrak train station.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 05:09
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Kingman, Arizona?
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 11:00
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Morning all.

Yes, Spot on, Uffers.

Kingman (Huwaalyapay Nyava[3] in the Mojave language) is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States.
Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a U.S. Navy officer in the service of the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, was ordered by the U.S. War Department to build a federal wagon road across the 35th Parallel. His secondary orders were to test the feasibility of the use of camels as pack animals in the southwestern desert. Beale traveled through the present day Kingman in 1857 surveying the road and in 1859 to build the road. The road became part of Highway 66 and Interstate Highway 40. Remnants of the wagon road can still be seen in White Cliffs Canyon in Kingman.

Kingman is an Amtrak train station located in the historic Kingman Railroad Depot at 400 E. Andy Devine Ave in Kingman, Arizona. Amtrak's Southwest Chief trains stop at the Kingman station once daily in each direction. Kingman is also the transfer point for dedicated, guaranteed Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach service to/from Laughlin, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada.

YHC.

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Old 17th Mar 2016, 17:27
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Thanks Puggers.

Sorry but the resurrection of this thread has taken me by surprise.
I haven't anything to post so it has to be OH.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 08:52
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Any more? I like this game!
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 14:31
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Any more? I like this game!
There's an alternative in 'Aviation History and Nostalgia' specifically for airfields.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 16:54
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An easy one...

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Old 4th Jul 2017, 17:58
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AT&T Building, Nashville TN
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