Article - 5 Jan 2018
Researchers have studied global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mining industry, to determine the tribological and economic impacts.
Article - 26 Mar 2014
Outcrop is a bedrock that is exposed or old superficial deposits on the Earth’s surface. In most places, outcrops are covered by a mantle of soil and vegetation. However, the rock may crop out or...
Article - 25 Mar 2014
Open-pit mining is a surface-mining operation in which rocks or minerals are extracted from the Earth by creating an open hole or pit in the Earth’s surface.
Article - 30 Oct 2013
Chabazite was named after the Greek word ‘chabazios’, which is an ancient word for stone. It belongs to zeolite group.
Article - 25 Oct 2013
Celestine is a strontium sulfate mineral first discovered in 1791 from Kelley Island, Lake Erie. It belongs to the barite group of minerals. It was named after the Latin word for celestial in allusion...
Article - 21 Oct 2013
Caresite is a member of the quintinite group of minerals. The mineral was first discovered in 1997 from Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, as well as in the Corporation...
Article - 11 Oct 2013
Calcioancylite-(Nd) is a member of the ancylite group of minerals. The mineral was first discovered in 1991 from the Baveno, Piedmont, Italy. It was named for the Greek word of “curved” and the...
Article - 5 Oct 2013
Bustamite was named after General Anastasio Bustamente (1780-1853), of Mexico.
Article - 30 Sep 2013
Brucite is the mineral form of magnesium hydroxide first discovered in 1824 from the New Jersey, USA serpentine. The mineral was named after the American mineralogist, A. Bruce.
Article - 17 Sep 2013
Boltwoodite was named after Bertram Borden Boltwood (1870-1927), radiochemist of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, who devised the U-Pb method of measuring geologic time.