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Soudan Underground Mine Tours in Minnesota Give Visitors a Front Seat to Mining’s History

July 24, 2017

Imagine walking three-quarters of a mile through a mine tunnel in complete darkness to find iron ore, park interpreter James Juip tells the tour group. The lights click off to help people imagine that scenario and the 20 people stand

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Lost Mining Jobs and Mothballed Mines in South Africa Unlikely to Be Reopened

July 17, 2017

More job cuts are inevitable in the mining industry, and it’s unlikely those jobs will ever be replaced. With the industry bleeding 1200 to 1500 jobs a month, according to Connie Prinsloo, Solidarity’s deputy general secretary for mining, workers should

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NMA President Quinn Encouraged by Trump’s Resource Development Policies

July 14, 2017

After eight years of battling anti-mining policies being promulgated by the Obama Administration, the National Mining Association is cautiously optimistic about the positive change in the tone and substance of U.S. resource development policies since Donald Trump has moved into

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Mine-to-Mouth Model in North Dakota Produces Some of the Cheapest Power in the Country

July 10, 2017

The chimneys of Coal Creek Station, North Dakota’s largest power plant, tower 60 stories over the prairie. Nearby, an excavator that looks like a giant crane looms over a big coal mine. The mine feeds the plant owned by Maple

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A New Generation of Mining Shown in Ilmenite Processing Technology

June 29, 2017

Recent metallurgical research by Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and Process Research Ortech (PRO) on an area ilmenite deposit has shown to produce high quality titanium dioxide. Ilmenite is the mineral from which titanium dioxide and eventually titanium metal comes.

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NMA’s Luke Popovich: Coal Jobs Rise, Media Blames Trump

June 26, 2017

Here’s one irony emerging from the tumultuous early months of the Trump administration. The president’s support for the coal industry, and his rollback of costly federal regulations, is gradually helping put coal communities back on their feet. But the president

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Nova Scotia’s New Gold Rush: Seeking Riches in Flecks of Metals

June 23, 2017

Amid the dull claystone of a tube-shaped sample of rock, the gleaming, pulse-quickening swirl of gold is unmistakable. “It’s quite a special specimen of gold — it’s by far the best visible section of gold we’ve ever intersected,” said Tim

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Study Exposes Huge Flaws in EPA Science

June 20, 2017

After three years, researchers have finally published a study claiming to have debunked science the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has used to justify imposing costly regulations on U.S. industries. The study led by veteran statistician Stan Young found “little evidence

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Ron Klink: War on Coal Doesn’t End With Pennsylvania or West Virginia

June 19, 2017

Very few members of Congress have actually shoveled tons upon tons of coal. I have. I started working in a coal yard at the age of 13 and I know what coal has meant to the development of this great

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Newmont’s Supply Warehouse Brings Efficiency to Its Mines

June 13, 2017

Everything from toilet paper to oil filters finds its way to various mines across Nevada thanks to Newmont Mining Corp’s central warehouse, and the operation has plans to make the process even more efficient. Newmont’s warehouse opened in June 2008

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