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Sentinels helping to map minerals

The traditional way of mapping Earth’s geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort in Africa shows.

South Africa's parliament to launch inquiry into mines minister Zwane

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament will launch an investigation into allegations of influence-peddling against mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane, its oversight committee on mineral resources department said on Wednesday...

Tesla cloud resources are hacked to run cryptocurrency-mining malware

Crooks find poorly secured access credentials, use them to install stealth miner.

Let's Make America a Mineral Superpower

Stephen Moore, Ned Mamula Why is the United States reliant on China and Russia for strategic minerals when we have more of these valuable resources han both these nations combined? This has nothing to do with geological impediments. It is all politics. This is an underreported scandal that jeopardizes American security. Show More Summary

Mineral Resource of the Month: Titanium

Titanium is the ninth-most abundant element in Earth’s crust and is found in nearly all rocks and sediments, although it is not found as a pure metal in nature. It has a strong affinity for oxygen, typically forming oxide minerals — the most important being ilmenite and rutile. Show More Summary

Zimbabwe touts lithium, gold, diamonds potential at mining conference

CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe's mineral resources have a huge potential to drive the economy in the future, with lithium, gold and diamonds seen leading the way, its mines minister Winston Chitando said. In a presentation to an annual conference...Show More Summary

Oil industry missed natural gas flaring target in October

Revised numbers show North Dakota's oil industry failed to meet the state's natural gas flaring goals in October. The latest numbers from the Mineral Resources Department show the industry flared … Click to Continue »

North Korea's Secret Fortune: $10 Trillion in Minerals?

Kim might be sitting on a vast reserve of natural resources--if he can ever get it out of the ground.  North Korea's Secret Fortune: $10 Trillion in Minerals? While international sanctions and its own lack of resources have hinderedShow More Summary

North Korea's Secret Fortune: $10 Trillion in Minerals?

Anthony Fensom Security, Kim might be sitting on a vast reserve of natural resources--if he can ever get it out of the ground.  Who needs rockets when you have $10 trillion in resource riches? That is one estimate of the value of North...Show More Summary

Somebody Hacked Starbucks' WiFi To Mine Cryptocurrencies

As the values of the largest cryptocurrencies have multiplied this year, so too have reports of digital-currency miners stealing resources to amplify the profitability of their operations. In Venezuela, where electricity is heavily subsidized...Show More Summary

Drive-By Cryptocurrency Miners Get More Persistent

There have been plenty of stories recently about websites, often connected to content piracy and other dodgy activities, running background software that harnesses your computer's resources to mine cryptocurrency wile you're on their site. Show More Summary

This robot miner will soon be exploiting resources humans can't reach

Mining may be the proverbial canary in the coal mine for the spread of automation in industries like construction.

Your town has lost its economic reason for being

  How many times has your town lost its economic reason for being? Think back to the reason your town was founded. Did it start with farming or transportation? Maybe it was minerals or other natural resources. No matter what it was, I’m willing to bet that it’s not the prime driver in your town […]

Research highlights ethical sourcing of materials for modern technology

(University of Exeter) Researchers from the Camborne School of Mines have identified methods to predict the environmental and social cost of resourcing new deposits of rare earth minerals used in the production of mobile phones, wind turbines and electric vehicles.

Android security: Coin miners show up in apps and sites to wear out your CPU

Expect to see more miners silently chewing up CPU resources through your browser.

M.I.A. Beer Co. Brews Alcoholic Seltzer Water

Miami breweries have long dedicated their resources to making some of the best craft beer in the state, but the tap list at M.I.A. Beer Co. also includes HRD WTR, an alcoholic mineral water. Alcoholic seltzer waters aren't new. They've been around since at least 2013, according to, although...

Team GR's Dr. Jared Skowron On A Simple Autism Treatment - Magnificent Magnesium

NOTE We suggest you bookmark the Generation Rescue blog as a great resource. Team GR: Magnesium is a essential mineral we keep in our supplement cabinet. How critical is it for individuals with autism? We brought in one of our...

South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

Mineral content of soils key to physical and chemical behavior

(American Society of Agronomy) Many aspects of the physical and chemical behavior of soils are directly related to the minerals present. The "Soil Mineralogy" symposium at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, will explore several current topics.

New map of Arctic geology published

At first glance, it might seem there’s little more to the Arctic than frozen tundra, ice and seawater, but the top of the world is home to some unique geology and an impressive array of mineral resources. A new project led by the Geological Survey of Norway (GSN) has compiled all existing geologic data about the Circum-Arctic region into a book, database and interactive map.

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