• A solar powered Tesla charging station in California

    Minerals, Mining and the Green Revolution

    While we still remain reliant on fossil fuels, there is tremendous momentum towards renewable energy in many countries. Increasingly, our homes and businesses are powered by solar panels and wind turbines. Nearly every year, new records are set for the amo...

  • Aerial Drones in Mineral Exploration

    Introduction The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or “drone”) industry is evolving at breakneck speed, and it is often difficult for mining companies to keep up. In fact, it has been said that a “drone year” is the equivalent of one calendar month due to the p...

  • Adapting Petroleum Geophysics for Mineral Exploration

    Over the past decade, there have been increased activities around mineral exploration and production. International Organizing Committee for the World Mining Congresses accounts that the world’s mining production has increased by 7.2 billion metric tons (B...

  • Cerro Rico – Greatest of the Great. Geology

    “I am the rich Potosi, the treasure of the world, the king of mountains, and the envy of kings” Charles V Emperor Holy Roman Empire, King of Spain. Despite the richness of the deposits, the geology follows a well worn story. A 13.6 million year...

  • Cerro Rico – The greatest of the great.

    In this column on great deposits, I have discussed those that were rich, big, changed destinies, broke governments and accumulated a wealth of stories. However, only one has definitively changed the world. Cerro Rico, or Potosi in Bolivia, is perhaps the g...

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