US Government Opens Millions of Acres in the California Desert to Mining

Apr 5, 2018 10:30:42 AM

 

In an effort to deliver on their promised declaration to “make America great again,” the Trump administration has taken initiatives that they assert will protect national security, guarantee the United States' self-sufficiency and decrease the country's dependence on critical materials sourced from foreign countries. These were the reasons offered for imposing the recent tariffs on steel and aluminum and now, also, the government opening up 1.3 million acres of California's desert land to commercial mining as of March 9, 2018.

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Topics: Mining, Exploration

A Demand for Batteries has Sparked a Cobalt Frenzy. What Will Happen Next?

Mar 16, 2018 11:48:00 AM

 

Cobalt, a blue-gray metallic element, atomic number 27 on the periodic table of elements, is utilized in a variety of everyday applications such as producing alloys used manufacturing jet engines. It's used in making magnetic steel, in electroplating, and in manufacturing certain types of stainless steel. Radioactive cobalt-60 is used in medicine for treating some cancers.

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Topics: Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Lithium, Exploration, Cobalt

As the World is Increasingly Explored, New Mineral Mining Opportunities Go Far Afield

Feb 3, 2018 12:40:19 PM

 

Exploration is the lifeblood of the mining industry. While difficult, labor-intensive and expensive, exploration is absolutely necessary to the advancement of the industry. Exploration is to mining what research and development are to pharmaceutical companies -- without these processes, progress would come to a halt.

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Topics: Mining, Exploration