Mining Videos

Featured Mining Videos

How Diamonds are Formed

Clip from National Geographic regarding the formation of diamonds.

Pouring Gold

Pouring gold at a mill in the Goldfields in WA, Australia.

Diamond Cutting

This program examines the oldest, hardest natural substance in the world ­- diamonds -- from their beginnings in the core of the earth, through mining and acquisition, to the history of the most famous of these extraordinary gems. Actress Stockard Channing narrates the program.

Opening of Large Canadian Copper Mine

A proffesional video descibing the opening of the Copper Mountain Mine in British Columbia, Canada. The financial cost and gain is also discussed in detail.

Coal Strip Mining Vehicles

A great video showing the inner workings of a coal strip mine. Material is put into a crusher that breaks the rock down untill it can be sent up the conveyor belts.

Screening and Crushing Solutions from Terex Finlay

Nigel Irvine, from Terex Finlay, talks to AZoMining about Screening and Crushing Solutions.

Underground Drilling with Jumbo Drill Drig

This video is of a two boom Gardner-Denver jumbo drilling in the 3859 access drift (4000 feet below surface and 14,000 feet horizontally from the #4 shaft) for the Newfold Ore Body within the Balmat #4 Mine.

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Screening and Conveying Solutions from Anaconda

Alistair Forsyth, of Anaconda Equipment, talks to about screening and conveying solutions at Hillhead 2012.

Introducing Copper

A great introductory video on the element copper from the University of Nottingham. It includes experimental insights, physical properties and practical applications.

Small-Scale Mining In Columbia Threatened

For centuries, small scale mining has been a part of life in the Cauca region of Colombia. Now the region is being taken over by international companies. This video is a preview of a documentary by acclaimed Columbian filmmaker Hollman Morris, which is available now.

How to optimize your mining process?

Watch this video to discover our analytical mining solutions from the exploration phase, grade control, beneficiation process to environmental checks.

Bucyrus Dragline Time Lapse Video

Footage of a Bucyrus dragline in action. Draglines are a primary excavating tool used in many surface mining operations worldwide.

Environmental Clean-up of 38 Abandoned Uranium Mine Sites

A video following the cleanup of Uranium mines in the Athabasca Basin region. Contains some background history on the Uranium mining in the Athabasca Basin region

The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint started with the founding of the Perth branch of Britain’s Royal Mint in 1899. At the time, gold sovereigns and half sovereigns were used throughout the British Empire as everyday circulating coins and it was the Royal Mint’s responsibility to supply them.

Argyle Diamonds

Argyle currently operates an open pit mine to recover diamonds from the AK1 lamproite pipe. In addition, alluvial mining has been an important part of Argyle's history.

Machine Control Solutions from TopCon

Dan Smith, Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc, talks to about machine control solutions at Hillhead 2012.

Electricity from Coal

See how a coal fueled power plant produces electricity in this 10 minute tutorial video produced by for FirstEnergy. This is a fully 3D animated video.

USA Coal Mining-Black Thunder Mine

An interesting and informative short taken from a PBS series. The Video shows how the Black Thunder Mine, Wyoming came about thanks to the Clean Air Act of 1970!

Copper Forging

This is not a scene from Lord Of The Rings, this is how copper bullion bars are produced. Don’t drop the bucket!

Coal Mining Bucket Wheel Machine

This amateur video shows a bucket wheel excavator working at a coal mine in Western Germany. Bucket-wheel excavators (BWEs) are heavy equipment used in surface mining and civil engineering.

The History Of Copper

In this video produced for Rio Tinto, the process of copper extraction is presented in a wonderfully simple and fun way, making it an ideal starting point for anybody interested in copper mining.

Water Clarification Solutions From Hippowash

Alison Galley talks to AZoMining about innovations in water clarification solutions and the importance of Hillhead 2012.

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