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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Does Iron Ore’s Price Drop?

Why Does Iron Ore’s Price Drop?

In last September-October, iron ore’s price is dropping about 20%. Even though the price reached the peak in February : USD 90 per ton. The price is increasing in February, June, and August according to report, but soon falling down. What is the reason?

It is because of China’s iron ore demand.

Government of China planned to mandate a significant cut of steel production in the country during winter to decrease pollution. This could decrease steel production about 30 million tons and decrease iron ore consumption about 50 million tons.

The immediate demand decreasing surely impacts Western Australia, which is the largest producer and […]

5 Exotic Minerals You Won’t Believe Exist

5 Exotic Minerals You Won’t Believe Exist

One of the many perks of working in the mining industry is uncovering minerals. These naturally occurring substances take millions of years to form in nature, with only a small percentage ever seeing the light of day.

some of the drawings of this mining are stunning and because of the uniqueness of these minerals there are many people who hardly believe in their existence these exotic minerals will truly clear up  your mind.  

Bismuth

Bismuth is an uncommon mineral composed of the element of the same name. Its rarity is about the same as Silver. It usually forms in ugly masses, though […]

Unique Facts Of Coal

Unique Facts Of Coal

Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black semidentary rock, composed primarily of carbon along with variable quantities of other elements, such as hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen. Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining and has been used as energy resource. Here is some unique facts about coal.

Do you know Titanic? Yes, the British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912 and was main idea of the famous American epic romance-disaster film by James Cameron. The ship’s coal stores had been burning for weeks before set sail which damaging the starboard side of the […]

Reasons Why CSR is A MUST-TO-DO!

Reasons Why CSR is A MUST-TO-DO!

From community’s perspective, mining companies need to provide a mechanism of compensation for the social and environment costs associated with mining. The costs are associated with environmental impact of the industry, higher food and housing costs, and social impacts from the increase number of workers living in the area.

There are some benefits of doing CSR programs for the mining companies. First, to build better relations between local communities and them. With good relations, economic risks (for example: project delays) can be avoided. According to the World Bank, the mining industry has become a very technologically complex sector which […]