Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to control the costs of exploratory drilling and make worksites more efficient. Exploratory drilling is a necessary but costly expense for mining companies. While finding new drilling targets is essential to keep operations profitable, it can be resource-intensive to dig imprecisely. That’s why mining companies need to be confident about …
US and Australia Team Up to Capitalize on Rare-Earth Metal Supply
An emerging partnership between the US and Australia promises to change the market for rare-earth metals. Here’s what mining companies can do to prepare for it. From smartphones with longer battery lives to increasingly sophisticated military equipment, many recent technological advances can be traced back to rare-earth metals — elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and dysprosium. Due to the importance …
Wyoming Leads the Charge on Carbon-Capturing Technology
Carbon-capture technology offers a profitable and environmentally friendly way forward for coal-rich regions.
Sigma’s Potential Partnership with Tesla Could Transform Lithium Mining
Negotiations between the lithium supplier and Elon Musk’s electric vehicle manufacturer point toward an emerging market for the critical battery ingredient.
How the Gold Industry Can Contribute to a Greener Planet
A recent report from the World Gold Council highlights what role the industry can play in a global economy that’s more energy-efficient and eco-friendly.