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Mine Planning and Management

The processes of planning, starting and running a mine and the challenges faced along the way.

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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Underground Mining Techniques and Risks

Underground train, Marberg, Germany. Image: CC

Undergrounds mining is still, even after hundreds of years of safety improvements, a dangerous and expensive business. It’s wise for an investor to understand both the basic workings for an ...

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Mining At Altitude in South America

A demonstration against opening a gold mine in Esquel, Chile.

Valuable mineral resources are often found in locations that are truly difficult to access, and a problem that only gets worse when heavy machinery and large numbers of workers are ...

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Why Drilling Is Essential in Mines


The phrase “exploration geology” calls to mind a lonely geologist and a drill rig in the middle of a windswept, rocky expanse miles away from civilization. While that is the ...

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Drilling Methods Used in Coal Mines

Geotechnical core sample after logging.

For coal deposits, like most other minerals, drilling is a key to identifying in detail the grade and size of the resource, both prior to mine development, and during operations. ...

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