All articles by Akanksha Gupta

Akanksha Gupta

Ten largest gold mines in the world

South Africa and the US host two each of the world’s ten largest gold mines, while Indonesia, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Australia, and the Dominican Republic house the remaining. South Deep gold mine in South Africa has the largest gold deposits in the world. Mining Technology lists the top ten biggest gold mines in the world based on contained gold reserves.

Countries with the biggest coal reserves

More than 90% of the world’s total proved coal reserves are located in just ten countries. The US tops the list holding more than one-fifth of the total proven coal reserves, while China, which ranks third, is the biggest producer and consumer of coal. Mining Technology profiles the ten countries with the biggest coal reserves, based on total proved reserves.

The world’s biggest mining dump trucks

Mining trucks keep on getting bigger and bigger, as miners increasingly opt for huge capacity trucks with greater operational efficiency. Recently launched, the Belaz 75710 is by far the world’s biggest dump truck, with the capacity to haul a staggering 496t of payload. Mining-technology.com profiles the world’s biggest mining dump trucks, based on their payload capacity.

The world’s worst coal mining disasters

While technological improvements and stricter safety regulations have reduced coal mining related deaths, accidents are still too common. China, which produces more than one-third of annual global coal output, accounts for more than two-thirds of mining deaths around the world each year. Mining-Technology profiles major coal mine disasters around the world.

Mining giants – the top ten richest mining companies

Glencore Xtrata, followed by BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale recorded the biggest revenue from mining operations in 2013. Mining-technology.com profiles the world’s ten biggest mining companies based on revenue earned in calendar year 2013.

Five of the most controversial mining projects of 2013

The number of controversial mining projects around the world is on the rise and 2013 was no exception with concern over environmental issues and resistance from local communities flaring up around the world. Mining-technology.com picks the five most controversial mining projects of 2013.

Coal giants: the world’s biggest coal producing countries

The top 10 coal producing countries account for about 90% of the world’s total coal production with China leading the list. Mining-technology.com profiles the world’s 10 biggest coal producing countries based on annual coal production.

The 10 biggest silver mines in the world

Mexico, the world’s biggest silver producing country, and Poland host three each of the world’s ten biggest silver mines. Bolivia, Turkey, Peru and Australia host the remaining four. Mining-technology.com profiles the ten biggest silver mines in the world, based on contained silver reserves.

The top 10 biggest copper mines in the world

Chile, the world’s largest copper producing country, hosts six of the ten largest copper mines in the world, while the remaining four are located in Peru, Mexico and Indonesia. Mining-technology.com profiles the ten biggest copper mines in the world, based on contained reserves.

The 10 biggest uranium mines in the world

More than half of the world’s uranium production comes from just 10 mines. Canada, the second biggest uranium producer in the world, hosts the world’s biggest – the McArthur River uranium mine – while Kazakhstan, the largest uranium producing country, operates three of the top 10. Mining-technology.com profiles the world’s biggest uranium mines by production.