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

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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 […]

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 […]

5 Biggest Truck Mine In The World

5 Biggest Truck Mine In The World

Trucks are a means of land transportation that can to transport a wide range of goods, to transport sand, stones, cement, and others. The size of the truck is indeed regarded as a large  body transportation even the largest as in the information of 5 Largest Mine Trucks in the World below :

1. Truck Mine Liebherr T 282B

Liebherr T 282B is the largest mine truck created in Germany by a manufacturer there. Truck mine or dumptruck does have a very large body. Even for the size of the tire truck Liebherr T 282B mine itself is still higher than […]

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 […]