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Thousands of balls to counteract drought effects at mining sites

To prevent liquids from evaporating, Exma proposes the use of a floating cover system composed of plastic balls

The world’s largest miner wants more action on carbon capture

BHP Billiton says more help is needed from both governments and industry to promote the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Coal-fired power plant in India makes baking soda out of carbon dioxide

System uses a new proprietary solvent that is reportedly slightly more efficient than those used conventionally, requiring less energy and smaller equipment.

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Technological leaps have allowed companies to create large numbers of gem-quality stones inexpensively, but very few know how they are really made.

Data contained in diamonds could stay there forever too

Scientists say precious stones could have a more practical, equally long-term use one day.

The mining community now has its own social media site — PeopleMine

PeopleMine seeks to connect individuals who work, or aim to do so, in the resources sector.

Alrosa unveils detection device for polished diamonds

Rough-diamond prices fell 18% in 2015 and some miners, such as Alrosa, believe synthetic gems were partly responsible for it.

World’s top diamond producer Alrosa doesn’t like synthetics

The Russian miner, the world's top diamond producer by output, said it has become imperative for the industry to find effective ways to defend the market from illegal substitutions by synthetic gems.

This new technology could be blood diamonds worst enemy

Two companies have partnered to use near field communication (NFC) — best known for enabling mobile payments— for tacking a diamond's history.

Barrick Gold, Cisco push mining into digital era starting with Cortez mine

The goal is to apply the latest technology available to cut costs and bring additional value out of existing operations.

Scientists use potash mine to test feasibility of living in Mars

Studies underway at Boulby Underground Laboratory, the UK's deep underground science facility, include the analyses of cosmic rays and climate, as well as astrobiology and life in extreme environments.

Fabrisonic uses Tantalum for Radiation Shielding Applications

Fabrisonic, a manufacturing technology company, based in the US, uses tantalum, a rare earth metal, in radiation shielding of aluminum aerospace structures by employing an ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) process.