Blockchain technologies for the Mining Industry

Anastasia Bogdanova | December 7, 2020
img0 The European Economic and Social Committee is holding an online event on 14 December 2020 (14h-18h) on “Blockchain technologies for the Mining Industry”. This event is a follow-up round table on our recently adopted opinion on Digital Mining in Europe: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials (CCMI/176). The event will examine what ...

UTech, Russian University Sign MOU On Research

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 7, 2020
img0 Judana Murphy, Gleaner Writer The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has forged a three-year partnership with the Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State Geological Prospecting University to explore avenues for joint research. This comes at a time when the Papine, St Andrew-based university is finalising a bachelor’s degree programme in Mines and Quarry Management. Speaking at the ...

New Innovation Test Center in Örebro, Sweden will create opportunities for exploration drilling

MINEX Forum | November 7, 2019
img0 Innovation project I-EDDA-TC will establish a leading test center for drilling and drilling-related equipment to foster innovation in mineral exploration This month, a new Innovation Test Center is set to start drilling to be used for mineral exploration testing in Örebro, Sweden. The Innovation Center will offer testing opportunities for different types of exploration drilling ...

Video game to teach Australian kids about minerals for electric cars

MINEX Forum | July 11, 2019
img0 The Minerals Council of Australia, Mining Education Australia and the University of Queensland launched this week the Mine Solar Car Lab – a new 3D digital game for Minecraft’s Education Edition. The idea is that elementary school students and teachers use the Minecraft education platform to learn about different minerals and metals sourced in Australia ...

Why gold is money: a periodic perspective

MINEX Forum | July 5, 2019
img0 The economist John Maynard Keynes famously called gold a “barbarous relic”, suggesting that its usefulness as money is an artifact of the past. In an era filled with cashless transactions and hundreds of cryptocurrencies, this statement seems truer today than in Keynes’ time. However, gold also possesses elemental properties that has made it an ideal ...

Russian scientists discover new mineral

MINEX Forum | July 31, 2018
img0 An iron meteorite that was found in 2016 in Buryatia, southern Russia, provided the keys for the discovery of a new mineral called ‘uakitite,’ which is associated with sulfides, schreibersite and magnetite. The discovery was made by researchers from the Ural Federal University, Novosibirsk State University and the Geological Institute at the Siberian Branch of the ...

Scientists one step closer to producing more efficient lithium-ion batteries

MINEX Forum | May 29, 2018
img0 Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered a first-of-its-kind copper and graphite combination that, they say, could have implications for improving the energy efficiency of lithium-ion batteries. The discovery took place after they bombarded graphite in an ultra-high vacuum environment with ions to create surface defects. Copper was then deposited on the ...