The mining industry has evolved over the past quarter-century—from an occupation that was once laborious, unpredictable and dangerous, to one that's better regulated and much more profitable.
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Mining for gold occurs on nearly all continents. There are numerous methods to mine for gold, and there are also numerous types and scales of gold deposits in the earth.
Even with technological advances and engineering tools, diamond mining still entails both art and science. From the ground to that shiny bling on one's finger, it's a long journey. Let's take a peek at some of the ways rough diamonds are extracted from the ground.
Gold Fields CEO, Nick Holland, has called on South African mining companies to switch from conventional gold mining techniques to advanced mechanisation and automation, so as to survive the sharp increase of costs and declining ore quality.
SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it’s all new GeoChem Pro App for the Z-series handheld LIBS analyzers.
In this interview, Andrew Somers from SciAps Australia talks to AZoMining about the new Geochem Pro application for the Z range of handheld elemental analyzers, and the improvements that have been made to their technology over the last year.
Aaron Baensch, Principal Geologist at Olympus Scientific - International Mining Group, talks to AZoMining about using portable XRF analysis in gold exploration applications.
Todd Houlahan speaks to AZoMining about the use of x-ray diffraction in mineral processing and specifically how the Olympus TERRA can help rapidly identify minerals in the field.
Marcus Lake, Global Business Development Manager at Olympus Scientific Solutions America, speaks to AZoMining.com about how mining companies can achieve significant savings on analysis of materials using XRF analysis.
AZoMining talks to Prof. Alexander Khavkin about how newly developed nanotechnology could help to access technologically hard-to-recover reserves and also provide benefits and cost reductions in currently active reserves.
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