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Minerals, Mining and the Green Revolution

A solar powered Tesla charging station in California

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 ...

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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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Asteroid Mining: Not as Crazy as it Sounds

At first glance it sounds ridiculous. Why would anyone consider mining in space when even the largest Earth-based mining operations seem to have trouble managing costs? After all, mid-grade and marginal ...

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