The US Government is pushing ahead with its plans to open up land...
US seeks public proposals for mining on reclaimed monument land
The US Government is pushing ahead with its plans to open up land formerly belonging to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to mining companies, despite lawsuits filed against the Trump administration by environmental groups.
Asia-Pacific to remain dominant market for surface mining trucks
The global market for surface mining trucks is expected to improve through to 2020, supported by increased production at existing mines and over 270 new surface mines scheduled to commence operations globally between 2018 and 2020. Overall, the total population of mining trucks in operation is expected to increase by over 8,000 from 105,000 at the end of 2017 to over 113,000 by the end of 2020.
Did sand mining exacerbate flooding during Hurricane Harvey?
In the wake of the devastating flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, politicians and community groups have criticised the oversight of the sand mining industry along the San Jacinto River. However, a white paper produced by the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association has countered that the industry’s activities have had the opposite effect. Which side has it right?
Global lithium production to triple over the next four years
High growth in demand for lithium batteries is spurring three-fold growth in mine production of lithium over the next four years, with 86kt of new lithium metal capacity coming on stream.
Dragon’s hoard: the allure of Welsh gold
Welsh police are investigating the potentially harmful effects of gold panners on the Afon Wen river in Gwynedd. Panners have prospected for Welsh gold for centuries, and today it is known as one of the world’s rarest and most desirable forms of gold. What is the history of this much-mythologised commodity and what are the secrets behind its enduring allure?
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