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 […]

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.

.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Most Expensive Mining Products

Top 5 Most Expensive Mining Products

There are many kind of mining products around the world. There are some which have high price to get, one of them is gold. But, do you know the other products which has higher price than gold? Here, the top 5 most expensive mining products around the world.

Plutonium

A radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94. Plutonium is a rare radioactive element of transuranic nuclides and white-silvery actinide. This very reactive, rare, and dangerous element is the basic material of nuclear weapons, making it is the most expensive mining products in the world. The impact of nuclear weapons […]

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 […]