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5 Natures of Mineral

5 Natures of Mineral

Minerals are encountered every day in daily life, from the quartz of watch you wear to gemstones on your jewelry. Minerals are also used in many industries and have been mined out since long time ago. There are many minerals have been discovered, some of them are famous of their unique, size, price, etc. One of the famous minerals is Cullinan Diamond, the largest uncut diamond (hardest mineral) ever discovered and crafted into The Royal Sceptre and Imperial State Crown of Great Britain.

Here are 5 natures of mineral that you may not realize before:

Occurring naturally
As you know, minerals are not […]

Silver, the Incredible Metal

Silver, the Incredible Metal

Silver is one of mining products and generally known to make coins, silverware, and jewelry. In fact, silver is used to make many things due to its unique properties. It has the best thermal and electrical conductor among all metals. It is also have good corrosion and oxidation resistant. The best part : silver is anti-microbial and non-toxic so it is usually used in medical and many consumer products. Even better, it is more widely available and relatively cheap than others.

So, what are other uses of silver, except the three mentioned above? Check the list below!

Treating warts and corns

Known as […]

Meaning of Safety Helmet’s Color

Meaning of Safety Helmet’s Color

As the name implies, safety helmet is used to keep the user’s safety from falling objects. The helmet was officially developed in 1912 by Worker’s Incident Insurance Institute of Bohemian Kingdom. There are two types of safety helmet : helmet equipped with flashlight and wide edges (used by underground or tunnel workers) and helmet without flashlight (used by miners or open industries).

The helmet usually has striking color to prevent the user from being hit by vehicles or other heavy equipment. The color of the helmet also to indicate the position of the user.  However, not all places has the same meaning […]

Top 10 Bizarre Gold Things

Top 10 Bizarre Gold Things

Gold has been the most sought mining material around the world since old times. Gold is common known to be used as jewelry, coins and false teeth. But, do you ever hear a cigar made of gold? Or a food that contains gold?There are many bizarre things that contain gold and the prices are getting higher because of the gold. Here are the lists.

Gold Pills

Produced in 2005 by designer-Ken Courtney and artist-Tobias Wong. The 24K-swallowble gold pills sized 20 mm and are currently being sold for $425 each.

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Booze

The gold is incorporated into drinks and each bottle has miniscule fragments of gold foil […]

Facts of Uranium

Facts of Uranium

Uranium is one of the most expensive mining product in the world. Uranium, with symbol U and atomic number 92 in periodic table, is a radioactive element which has unstable isotopes. It occurs naturally in low concentrations of a few parts per million in soil, rock and water. Without delaying any further, here are 10 facts of Uranium.

Has quite high melting point : 2,075o F (1,135o C) and high boiling point : 7,468 o F (4,131 o C).
Was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, a German chemist in 1789.
However, it has been known since at least AD 79 (uranium oxide was used as […]

10 Rarest Gemstones in The World

10 Rarest Gemstones in The World

The rarer an item is, the more exclusivity it holds. Here is the 10 rarest gemstones in the world :

Painite

Painite is the rarest mineral which only two crystals were known to exist for decades. It was first found in Myanmar by British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pain in 1950s. It is made up of aluminum, calcium, boron, zirconium and oxygen. Painite has an orange-red to brownish-red color similar to topaz, and has a naturally hexagonal shape. Until late 2004, only two had been cut into faceted gemstones.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite has color-changing properties when it is put under different kind of […]

Why Asset Maintenance Management is Important?

Why Asset Maintenance Management is Important?

The unstable price of mining products, such as coal in 2017, as well as the rising costs for operations make mining companies have to think of the most effective and efficient strategy to survive. One of them is having efficient cost management.

By maximize the use of assets, the costs for repair or renew asset can be reduced. That’s why, effective and efficient asset management is needed. By implementing a scheduled asset maintenance, starting form inspection and periodic maintenance, company can monitor the condition of assets and can handle quickly if there’s a damage. Easy example, we need to check our teeth […]

Unique Facts of Mining (1)

Unique Facts of Mining (1)

Gold and copper were the 1st metals to be discovered during Primitive Period around 5,000 BC

Archeologists have found copper drain pipes from 3,500 BC that are still in good condition
Au is chemical symbol of gold, comes from Latin “aurum” which means shining dawn

Petroleum is used to make over 6,000 items : ink, golf bags, deodorant , DVDs, crayons, etc.
“The Luck of The Irish” is an old expression which came out of the gold and silver rush in 19th century
Approximately, 63% gold is used in jewelry, 20% as coins, 15% in industrial uses, and 1% in dental
Zinc is 100% recyclable

The Cullinan […]

Cobwebs Construction

Cobwebs Construction

Katama Suryabumi Corporation which is engaged in technological innovation of construction and agribusiness, has developed and has being the holder of new technology patent in field of design, one of which is the system of Cobwebs Construction (CC). The system incorporates a flat plate concrete foundation system with the soil improvement system which makes it sturdy, earthquake friendly, and economical.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Ir. T Abdul Aziz Djajaputra, Professor of Geotechnical ITB said, “The cobwebs construction is a more rigid and more efficient shallow foundation system, in terms of its material. The other advantages of the system is good horizontal […]

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing, also called hydro fracturing, hydro fracking, fracking, or fraccing is a technique of oil mining. It was tested for the first time in 1947 and success to be applied commercially in the next 3 years. In 2012, there were 2.5 billion oil mining using hydraulic fracturing around the world.

 

Basically, this technique is divided into 3 main stage.

Well digging

Well digging is done by crushing rocks with high-pressure liquids pumping and drills with diamond eye. The pumping is intended to softer the rock which make it easier to be crushed, and the drill is intended to make a hole in […]