Once booming, sand mines shuttered

Sand mining in Trempealeau County has proved to be a boom and bust business. The fortunes of local frac sand firms have fluctuated with oil prices and rivalry from generating scores of workers and taking in millions of profits to idling plants. The sector has been at...

Minerals and metals demand recovery in 2021

A more favorable market climate can be seen by miners and metal producers in 2021, as almost all mineral and metal prices (except iron ore) are predicted to average higher year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2021, Fitch Solutions forecasts in its latest study. While metal prices...

China launches coal safety checks

BEIJING: After many recent deadly incidents, China has initiated a safety inspection campaign targeting all operating coal mines and coal mining ventures, a statement released by its State Council or cabinet on Tuesday showed. In 2020, more than 100 coal mining...

HERE IS HOW ROBOTS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING MINING

Mining robots will revolutionize the mining industry by automating the diverse activities involved in mining, from the discovery of minerals and other resources to excavation. As a consequence, the usage of mining robotics is helping to improve efficiency and...