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Mining Methods: Block Caving

What is Block Caving? Block (gravity) caving is a bulk underground mining method, which allows large low-grade deposits to be mined underground. This method involves undermining the orebody to make ...

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Cobalt: Commodity Overview

Refined and purified Cobalt

Although cobalt (Co) is well known for the blue dyes that bear its name, metallic cobalt is a lustrous silver-grey. Metallic cobalt is ferromagnetic (can be magnetized) and has a very high ...

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Update: Brucejack Gold Project, BC, Canada

Construction at Pretvm's Brucejack Project as of October 2016.

Overview The Brucejack Project is a gold-silver deposit in northern British Columbia, Canada. The Brucejack project is 100% owned by Pretium Resources (TSX:PVG). This project is in the development phase of it’s ...

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Molybdenum: Commodity Overview

Introduction Molybdenum (Mo, Atomic number 42) is a silvery grey metal, notable for its extremely high melting point (2623°C). It has many uses in the aerospace, military and petroleum industries, ...

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The Central African Copper Belt

Nkana open pit in Kitwe

Sediment-hosted copper deposits are the second most important source of copper next to porphyry copper deposits and account for about 20% of the world’s copper production. The Central African Copper ...

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Limestone: Commodity Overview

Limestone is one of the most important and versatile industrial mineral commodities. It is a crucial mineral in the making of Portland cement and mortar, but is also used in ...

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