All articles by Akanksha Gupta

  1. The world’s worst coal mining disasters

    Benxihu Colliery Disaster (1942) – China The Benxihu colliery disaster in China cost 1,549 lives and is believed to be…
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    15 May
  2. Mining giants – the top ten richest mining companies

    Glencore Xtrata Glencore Xstrata, created through the merger of the world’s biggest commodities trader Glencore and the diversified mining company…
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    26 Mar
  3. Five of the most controversial mining projects of 2013

    Pebble, Alaska, USA The Alaskan mining project Pebble, potentially the world’s biggest multi-metal mine containing an estimated 80.6 billion pounds…
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    4 Mar
  4. Coal giants: the world’s biggest coal producing countries

    China China has been by far the biggest coal producing country over the last three decades. The country produced about…
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    3 Mar
  5. Countries with the biggest coal reserves

    United States of America The United States holds the world’s biggest coal reserves. The nation’s proved coal reserves as of…
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    20 Nov
  6. The 10 biggest silver mines in the world

    Penasquito, Mexico Penasquito, located in the north-eastern part of the State of Zacatecas, Mexico, is the world’s biggest silver mine…
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    18 Nov
  7. The world’s biggest mining dump trucks

    Belaz 75710 Belaz 75710, with payload capacity of 496t, is the biggest mining dump truck in the world. The ultra-heavy…
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    11 Nov
  8. The 10 biggest copper mines in the world

    Escondida, Chile Escondida copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is currently the world’s largest copper mine by…
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    4 Nov
  9. The 10 biggest uranium mines in the world

    McArthur River, Canada McArthur River mine located about 620km north of Saskatoon, Canada, is currently the world’s largest uranium producing…
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    3 Nov
  10. The top 10 gold producing countries

    China China is the largest gold producing country in the world, producing 403t (tonnes) of gold in 2012, an 11.7%…
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    6 Oct