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Henry Lazenby reports that while global economic growth came in at a disappointing 2.3% in 2016, and with growth for 2017 pegged at 2.5% and 2.7% for 2018, several analysts outlined bullish long-term scenarios for base and precious metals, pointing to growing supply gaps from 2020 onwards in key economic inputs.

There is some question whether the $1-trillion infrastructure plan promised by the new U.S. President will materialize, noting, however, that it paled in comparison with about $3-trillion in spending plans announced by China. He noted, moreover, that retaliatory measures cou... More →
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The new SEG GeoQuiz provides a monthly opportunity for you to test your knowledge of economic geology by answering a question and identifying a sample from a well known ore district or mine.

Although identifying the minerals within a photo of a rock sample is difficult (if not impossible), the overall hand sample presentation is useful. Perhaps by adding a photomicrograph of each sample, this could help in the rock description.

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After preliminary exploration has been completed, the next step in the life cycle of a gold mine is resource definition. In resource definition, the exploration company has reason to believe that their property contains a mineral reserve. Therefore, the company will spend more money on intensive and technical exploration techniques.

The resource definition phase not only involves further analysis of the size and grade of the mineral reserve, but also uses engineering and geotechnical studies to evaluate the mining method and to estimate how much it will cost to extract the ore, give... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2016/08/24  |  66 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Sibahle Malinga reports that mining companies are turning to drone or UAV technology to revamp their operations and rethink their cost structures. The mining industry has become the latest industry to embrace drones, which are used for everything ranging from mapping to mineral exploration to tracking stockpiles.

This is according to Gregory Donaldson, chief flight instructor and chief pilot at drone pilot training centre UAV Industries, who explains drones have quickly taken off in the local mining industry in recent months, potentially making it the fastest growing industry in dro... More →
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Jeff Desjardins reports that Canada has a reputation worldwide as the epicenter for mining exploration, and over the years the country junior-listed companies have created billions of dollars in wealth through new mineral discoveries. However, these days, Canada is home to a horror story that seems to haunt investors more each year .. 52% of all Canadian mining stocks are now zombies, and together the walking dead combine for a total of -$2.8 billion in negative working capital.

It was just over a year ago that Tony Simon, President of Seguro Consulting, brought to our attention the... More →
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HOT Mining Ltd., is a leading provider of mining, mineral processing and infrastructure to the resources industry based in Vietnam. They provide engineering design, equipment supply, project delivery and operations services for coal, iron ore, copper, gold, zinc, silver and other base metals.

They provide professional engineering services and understand that the appropriate engineering is important in mining projects. Good engineering helps them to overcome the most complex of challenges, to reach the optimum recovery of concentrate, with the appropriate health and safety considerat... More →
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Ellis (2015) reports that in August 2013, the Appraisal Practices Board of the U.S. Appraisal Foundation issued its APB Valuation Advisory #4 - Identifying Comparable Properties, which contains analysis and examples that may suggest a broader meaning of the term comparable properties than is current convention in real property value appraisal in the United States and internationally.

The advisory is directed at the appraisal of real property of all kinds, including interests in mineral properties, as indicated by the inclusion of two mineral property appraisal papers in the appendi... More →
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Critical minerals and materials are key components of the innovation economy. Minerals are a part of almost every product we use on a daily basis, either as the raw materials for manufacturing processes or as the end products themselves. Advanced technologies for communications, clean energy, medical devices, and national security rely on raw materials from mines throughout the world. In 2010, China curtailed exports of rare earth metals and sparked major concern about the security of global supply chains for a range of vital minerals and materials.

This webinar is based on a Congre... More →
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The new GeoQuiz feature provides a monthly opportunity for geologists to test their knowledge of economic geology by answering a question and identifying a geologic sample from a well known ore district or mine.
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Each chapter of this 2016 edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) includes information on events, trends, and issues for each mineral commodity as well as discussions and tabular presentations on domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, 5-year salient statistics, and world production and resources. The MCS is the earliest comprehensive source of 2015 mineral production data for the world. More than 90 individual minerals and materials are covered by two-page synopses.

For mineral commodities for which there is a Government sto... More →
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Russell Taylor opines that over the last several years mining has been despised by all types of people from all parts of the globe. Mining is described as archaic and so unnecessary. It has become trendy to oppose mining in all of its shape and forms. The greens and left-wingers convinced the media who convinced the politicians, who in turn convinced you. But like the old Chinese Whispers, the facts have long been lost. But that is not the most interesting part.

What the greens, politicians and media do not tell you, is that almost every part of your life and lifestyle is only made ... More →
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Jonathan G. Price, President of the GSA, opines that our world is changing. Our science is increasingly global, as we recognize the challenges of understanding interconnected Earth systems, meeting the rising global demand for mineral and energy resources, handling tradeoffs regarding sustainable development, and reducing the risks of natural disasters that impact the global economy. The geosciences are vital to meeting these societal challenges. The future is bright for the geosciences, from many perspectives.

Demand is high for nearly every mineral and energy resource. This high d... More →
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Nina Morgan suggests that fieldwork can be made to come alive in the unlikely but convenient surroundings of city, suburban cemeteries, and home remodeling facilities selling cut and polished slabs for floors, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Fieldwork is expensive, difficult to arrange, requiring extra effort and dedication on the part of teaching staff, and given the availability of computers and satellite imagery to illustrate geology virtually anywhere in the world, ultimately, some would argue, unnecessary. These are just a few of the arguments used to justify reducing, or even elimin... More →
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Toureta and Huizenga (2012) report that charnockites sensu lato (charnockite-enderbite series) are lower crustal felsic rocks typically characterized by the presence of anhydrous minerals including orthopyroxene and garnet. They either represent dry (H2O-poor) felsic magmas that are emplaced in the lower crust or granitic intrusions that have been dehydrated during a subsequent granulite facies metamorphic event.

In the first case, post-magmatic high-temperature crystallization may result in widespread metamorphic granulite microstructures, superimposed or replacing the magmatic mi... More →
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OneMine.org is a collaborative effort among multiple societies to place the world most comprehensive collection of mining and minerals based research in one place. This aggregate includes ...

- Technical Documents
- Conference Papers
- Articles
- Pre-prints
- Late Papers

Many other forms of research documentation will be added in the future such as Power Point Presentations, Video Clips, and more.

The goal of OneMine.org is to collect the most relevant and reliable aggregation of technical papers associated with mining and minerals in one, ... More →
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August 28, 2015 - Jeffrey D. King, P.G., I2M President and CEO announced this afternoon at the Seattle office that I2M is supporting Wings MEBD Ltd. in Vietnam by providing technical advice and investigations on existing mining and exploration projects.

I2M will be discussing mineral exploration and mining opportunities in Vietnam with the government and international companies regarding Vietnams widely under explored and undeveloped natural resources as well as environmental issues currently impacting the countrys groundwater resources.... More →
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Understanding the dynamic of how emotion relates to logic is important when designing and implementing a safety system at a mine, but it is not always easy to achieve. In this month, in a Mining Engineering online Web Exclusive, T.W. Camm, assistant professor at Montana Tech writes about teaching engineers and geologists how to think differently to create a safe work environment.
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Stephen Hume reports that it is time for some sober second thoughts to just how much we rely on the minerals from the earth and what we can reasonably do to mitigate the consequences of our own appetites.

Hume infers that the public could no longer use the family car or the transit pass, and one may bike to work instead and feeling somewhat righteous about helping British Columbia, for example, wean itself from its addiction to the mining industry and the minerals it extracts. And say good bye to the coal miner for the privilege. And do not forget the hardrock miner not to mention t... More →
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Lucy Donald, a recruitment specialist for the mining industry, sees some significant changes over the next decade but definitely not an end to an industry that turned truly global before most others and has been in evidence for hundreds of years.

The sheer size of population growth and the speed of development in China and other Asian countries, combined with ongoing requirements in the developed world has created unprecedented demand for minerals and metals. The demand comes mainly from millions of aspiring individuals in emerging economies striving for a better standard of living ... More →
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Haldorson reports that individuals across the U.S. are speaking out in favor of mining because of its overall contributions to job growth and economic success. For Kirk D. Haldorson of Duluth, Minn., his father mining job provided financial security and success for his family for generations.

Growing up in a mining town, he never really thought of mining as anything but a normal, regular industry, and quite possibly I took for granted that it would always be there. I think that, as a state - Minnesota, he had to support the efforts of mining metals in a responsible nature that will... More →
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Journal of Geology and Mining Research is part of Academic Journals, which is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals on subjects relating to Africa. Academic Journals currently publishes 112 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, mining sciences, environmental sciences, and agricultural sciences on subjects focusing on African conditions and requirements. A robust subject search engine covers all of the journals.

The vast majority of journals published in Africa ... More →
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Gold and uranium stocks seem to have staged a useful recovery last week in Australia. There was a pleasing tone in gold and uranium thanks to higher underlying prices for both metals, but the rest of the mining market remained under pressure.

Overall, the ASX gold index added a handy 3.7 per cent last week, though that went only part of the way to recover the seven per cent lost in the previous week.

The mining and metals index, which has been hit hard by the slump in iron ore stocks, shed 2.5 per cent last week while the all ordinaries slipped 1.6 per cent lower.
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The world oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for mineral resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, so warn an international team of scientists this week. In an analysis in the journal Biogeosciences, which is published by the European Geosciences Union, the researchers outline services or benefits provided by the deep ocean to society. Yet using these services, now and in the future, they conclude that it is likely to make a significant impact on that habitat and what it ultimately does for society... More →
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The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.

The MEC is the result of the successful merger of SME Mineral Information Institute (Mii) and Government, Education and Mining (GEM) programs.
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Each chapter of the 2013 edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) includes information on events, trends, and issues for each mineral commodity as well as discussions and tabular presentations on domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, 5-year salient statistics, and world production and resources. The MCS is the earliest comprehensive source of 2012 mineral production data for the world. More than 90 individual minerals and materials are covered by two-page synopses. For mineral commodities for which there is a Government stockpile, deta... More →
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